Benchmade Infidel Overview
Rumors circulated for years about a possible Benchmade OTF knife(Benchmade Infidel ). Good news Benchmade lovers- the knife has arrived. The Benchmade Infidel 3300 is, to put it mildly, awesome. D2 tool steel double edged blade. Anodized T6 aluminum handle. And a pocket clip for easy carry.
Blade HQ’s Benchmade Infidel Review is, to put it bluntly, about time! A few features we really like is the sliding button on the face of the handle, instead of the side as many others have. The milled “stepped” handle design assures that this knife will not be slipping out of your hand.
FAQ On Benchmade Infidel
- Is Benchmade Infidel worth it?
Conclusion. The Benchmade Infidel is a great choice for anyone in the law enforcement, military, or any other type of service, but is also the perfect collector’s item for just about anyone. It deploys and retracts with wicked double-action speed and there are plenty of different models and sizes to choose from.
- What is the Benchmade Infidel used for?
The Benchmade Infidel is a double-action automatic knife that can both deploy and retract the blade at the flip of the button. It does both with a seriously satisfying sound and feel, to the point where we found ourselves deploying and retracting the blade in stray moments just for fun.
- How long does it take to break in a Benchmade knife?
Break it in
Like a baseball glove, it’s going to take some working in. Open and close your new blade over and over again to let all the mechanical parts start to operate together. You should notice improvement in the action within a day or two and after about a week the knife should work as it was designed to.
- What is the retail price of Benchmade Infidel?
The Infidel has a double action which provides automatic two-way movement through a single button or lever. With its launch MSRP of $450 Benchmade was clearly targeting the top end of the OTF segment and aiming directly at competitors like Microtech and Protech.
FAQ On Benchmade Knife
- What’s special about Benchmade knives?
Benchmade Knives is a cutlery company based out of Oregon City, Oregon specializing in high grade production knives. Benchmade is one of the most widely recognized knife manufactures and is known for making high quality knives and tools proudly made in the USA.
- Why are Benchmades so expensive?
They use premium materials on most of their models. And they do make some good designs. On the other hand, there are other american knife companies making better products for the same or less money. Benchmade does not do great on their sharpening and often send out over heated edges.
- How often do you need to sharpen a Benchmade knife?
Depending on use, the average knife needs to be sharpened every 1-2 months. Sharpening, is the process of restoring a damaged or dulled edge and requires a fairly coarse abrasive such as a diamond plate, stone, or abrasive belt.
- Do Benchmade knives rust
But even with thorough maintenance, my Benchmade has still succumbed to the harsh Florida environment. There is always a small rust spot that forms on the edge, one that has developed just above the edge, and rust has developed around the thumb stud.
- Are Benchmade knives high quality?
Benchmade Knives are well-known for their longevity because of their materials and design. This quality standard ensures you can enjoy your blade for years without worrying about its durability or safety. Also, these knives are easy to sharpen and maintain, allowing you to keep them in good condition for a long time.
FAQ On OTF Knives
- Does the military use OTF knives?
Made for military and law enforcement personnel, the Pentagon OTF is one of the most dependable knives available. With a double-edged blade made from CPM-S35VN steel, the Pentagon has excellent corrosion resistance and is easy to sharpen.
- Is it safe to carry an OTF knife in your pocket?
People in California can carry folding knives (other than switchblades) concealed on their person and freely in the open as long as the knives are in the folded position. And it does not matter how long the blade is. Folding knives include pocketknives, Swiss army knives, box cutters, and other “utility” knives.
- What is the point of an OTF knife?
These knives were designed to be light-duty knives to be used by people who may have to hold on to something, hold something up, etc…, while opening a folding knife. They were probably pretty handy back in the day, but they were not very popular among the general population.
- Is an OTF knife considered a switchblade?
For the uninformed, OTF knives are a type of switchblade – that is, an automatic knife which deploys the blade ‘automatically’ on pressing a button or switch. Specifically, the OTF knife is a switchblade where the blade simply comes ‘out the front’. Infidel otf, molle compatible.