Benchmade was building knives live during the show, which was really neat to watch.

A man puts a Benchmade Knife together at SHOT Show
Building Benchmade knives at SHOT Show.


Benchmade had a lot of new knives for 2018 at their booth. The big deal knife is the Altitude for hunting.

Other new knives:

Mini Crooked River: Made in the U.S.A., 3.40-inch blade, wood handle, hunting and EDC

Mini Freek: Made in the U.S.A., 3-inch blade, Grivory/Versaflex handle, EDC

Mini Boost: Made in the U.S.A., 3.11-inch blade, Grivory/Versaflex handle, assist opening, deep carry clip, EDC

Mini Presidio II: Made in the U.S.A., 3.20-inch blade, black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum handle, Tactical/EDC

Foray: Gold Class line, 3.22-inch Loki-patterned Damasteel blade, Marbled carbon fiber handle with mother of pearl inlay, EDC

Vector: Made in the U.S.A., 3.60-inch blade, flipper assisted opening, black contoured G10 handle

Pardue Hunter: Made in the U.S.A., 3.48-inch fixed blade, Micarta handle, hunting

Grizzly Ridge: Made in the U.S.A., 3.50-inch CPM-S30V steel blade, dual Durometer handle, orange accents, hunting

Fact: Made in the U.S.A., 3.95-inch blade, black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum handle, tactical/EDC

Fixed Infidel: Made in the U.S.A., 4.52-inch fixed blade, black anodized 6061-T6 billet aluminum handle, Tek-Lok MOLLE-compatible gear clip, tactical/EDC

Follow Up: Made in the U.S.A., 2.60-inch fixed blade, skeletonized CPM-S30V stainless steel handle, EDC/self-defense

What is your EDC knife? Tell us about it in the comment section below.