Got a brand new / unused Benchmade 730CFHS with carbon fiber scales, M2 blade, presentation box, etc. #476 of 500. I got this brand new when it first came out and sent it to BodyCote for some custom work. They started by blasting the Benchmade BT2 coating off. They then hard-chrome'd the blade, liners, clip, and all screws / hardware, followed by BC1 on the liners, and their bullet-proof DLC (Diamond Like Coating) finish to everything else. This gave everything the corrosion resistance, as well as the liners that shiny black chrome look, and a DARK flat black near bomb-proof finish to everything else. When Bodycote was done with it, they sent everything to Benchmade where they reassembled, sharpened the blade, and polished the tang where the Axis mech. rides. They also reinstated the warranty, then sent it back to me. They offered to re-laser the logo's, but I wanted it left sterile besides the rollmark on the clip. I have pics for serious inquiries. This isn't just a looker, it is smoother and more perfect than any Benchmade I've had, only much cooler. :cool: The 730CFHS is hard to get, Benchmade no longer uses M2 steel, and BodyCote won't accept small-scale work from individuals any longer.
Custom 730CFHS #1
Custom 730CFHS #2
Here is an old thread by Mike T. about BodyCote / DLC.
$325 + shipping, or a new / like new, unused large plain regular or Web-Sight Sebenza with S30V blade. Not interested in the classics, only the "regular". Would also be interested in a Strider SnG VI Gen clip point, preferably with stonewashed blade.
Also, if you have either of these knives and are willing to sell rather than trade, please let me know.