Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Materials
Best factory made push dagger available
@John D: If you haven't used the knife and cannot make an accurate assessment of its performance, why would you write a review of it stating that you can't review it? Anyway, on with the review. This is an excellently made push dagger. The sheath holds the knife completely solidly with very little wobble, but does not prevent a swift, easy draw. There is a small bump inside of the sheath that matches up with the hole at the base of the blade and helps to provide excellent retention and allows for a very distinctive click when the blade is fully inserted into the sheath. This bump of plastic does rub against the middle of the blade during insertion and extraction of the blade and causes the finish to get a little glossy in the area that comes into contact with the bump. This is a very small inconvenience to all but those who like to keep their knife in mint condition. Another qualm about the sheath is it is easy to chew up the opening of the sheath a little due to the grind of the knife. Again, it's not a big deal. The handle is another strong point on this push dagger. It is very well designed, and the knife locks into the hand more solidly than any other push dagger I have owned, including much more expensive push daggers like the Mercworx Seraphym. The handle cannot rotate at all when gripped correctly, which is a trait that not all push daggers share. It is covered in a tough vinyl coating but can be wrapped easily with paracord if you desire. The edges comes adequately sharp. The tip is robust and sturdy but can still penetrate easily. The knife is ground only on one side, the other being flat. The non ground side of the dagger has the Benchmade logo right below the hole in the blade and has 440C printed on the right of hole. Fit and finish is as good as you can expect from Benchmade; it is great. The black coating is even, the grinds are even, the vinyl handle coating has no risk of coming off. This is a very attractive knife. The MSRP of this push dagger is $100. For that price it is an excellent deal, but for the price knife center is offering it is an even better deal. If I were in a situation where I had to defend my life and I had the choice to use any one push dagger, it would be this one. To recap; Excellent: Sheath retention, handle. Great: Blade tip strength, value, fit & finish. Good: Edge sharpness. Not good: Sheath mars finish slightly and can be cut by dagger during insertion of blade.