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New 2017 Benchmade Balisong! Model 87

gunlove Dec 24, 2016

  1. oregonian

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    I think i am going to have to wait and see what the options withal be. I like the Ideas but the need for some options is open us.
     
  2. welderknifenut

    welderknifenut JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Yes, I was referring to the center latching slot in the safe handle.
     
  3. Billy_Goat

    Billy_Goat JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I'm going to give her a try. I'm liking it has the same length handle as the beast.


    Bladehq also has them on preorder.
     
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  4. thegoodedge

    thegoodedge Pacific Edge Cutlery JDBA Official Member

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    I agree with you, I don't see a lot of originality in their design on this one.


    Korth Knives was doing that center latching setup about 10+ years ago, and Terry Guinn has been doing it for quite a while too.


    I know he used that design on his Goblin series that started back in 2009. And all the Gargoyle's used that latch.
     
  5. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Those tang pins look to have torx access. Does that mean they're user removable?
     
  6. KaliSong

    KaliSong JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    That would certainly be interesting...
     
  7. Xmegaman

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    I'm assuming some of you got the same email I received from Benchmade with images of the new product line in people's hands, in different situations and displayed differently exedra. What I noticed from the 87 s images that were in that email is the handles are extremely wide. They may be five and a half inches long but they look like they're about an inch wide each LOL.


    As for overall design, even though it looks a bit bulky, it does have an overall appeal for me. It's much bigger and more utilitarian with the blade design. Also I always take the pocket clip off my knives so it's good that doesn't come with one, for me at least.


    Still I think over all if I can foot the hill I'm going to get one.
     
  8. Billy_Goat

    Billy_Goat JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Can you put a picture up? Please.
     
  9. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    no, can he put up eighty seven pictures up?
     
  10. Xmegaman

    Xmegaman Little member

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    Check out the size of that meat.


    Also from the looks of the tang pin you should be able to remove/replace them.
     
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  11. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    dude wow in hand those look kinda silly. perhaps a modder can round the handles and smooth out those weird chunks on the sides.
     
  12. Mystik

    Mystik That's no ordinary rabbit! JDBA Official Member

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    Picture of the 87 in hand...


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  13. EJ_Livesey

    EJ_Livesey Huge member

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    I kinda like that, but I can't justify $500+ not sure how I feel about the blade yet
     
  14. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    Looks very much like a knife. I will have one, or someone...Buy me one?!
     
  15. Xmegaman

    Xmegaman Little member

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    Now that is a proper picture. Has any one flipped this beast yet?
     
  16. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    i really like the blade, but those handles are for shit.
     
  17. wingedcamel

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  18. Xmegaman

    Xmegaman Little member

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    Okay here's another topic of discussion that I've been thinking about for the past couple of days. If this is the replacement for the 6X series what happens to the 51, what are they going to replace that with?
     
  19. KaliSong

    KaliSong JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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  20. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Will be interesting to see what the weight difference will be between the two handles, especially with the extra material removed from the back end of the safe handle.
     

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