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supposedly rare benchmade 42?

Jahkul Nov 23, 2012

  1. Jahkul

    Jahkul Average member

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    So I have some questions about my Benchmade 42. From what I have been told by my local blade/metal specialist it is a first run benchmade 42 with a titanium t-latch and titanium handles. He also told me it was very rare because it is a first run and has the original sandvik 12C27 blade. I found the same benchmade on bladehq with a partially serrated blade but I have not seen another like this one. What sets this apart from the other t-latch benchmade 42's I have seen is that it doesn't have a production number under where it says Benchmade U.S.A. Like all the other ones. Also there is the number "42" below the benchmade butterfly that didn't exsist on the preproduction models. I'd post pictures but the attachment program doesn't allow me to browse my phone for pictures. If you can I will send you pictures and you can post them.
     
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  2. echoshock

    echoshock Huge member

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    It's a fake. You'd be much better off sending it to me, haha. :ropeman::ropeman: :jdwink2:
     
  3. Kenny_Powers

    Kenny_Powers Level: True Devil

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    It's rare in the fact that they are not being produced anymore
     
  4. EOD13

    EOD13 Balisong Addict JDBA Official Member

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    Rare is a relative term.... :ropeman:
     
  5. 1986mpv

    1986mpv JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Prototypes, Introductions, Pre-productions and First Productions are all numbered, typically xx/25, xxx/200, xxx/200, and xxx/500, respectively. If the blade steel isn't marked, then it's the original 12C27. Later runs using 440C were marked as such. Given your description, it sounds like just a plain-jane T-latch 42. Do you have the box? Special editions and pre/first/whatever productions are usually marked as such on the box. If you want, you can email me the pictures and I'll post them up.
     
  6. Jahkul

    Jahkul Average member

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    Sadly i don't have the box or the paperwork :( it was basically handed to me at $100 because my cousin was being generous and needed money. However it looked like its never been touched its in such good condition. Pm me your email address and i will send you pictures tomorrow. This knife is ridiculously sharp, shaved a 4x4 inch patch of my arm hair with it. It does look to me to be a regular plain old t-latch but it's definitely not fake and its definitely worth the money i spent on it. I may still trade it for a spring latch or 6x series Benchmade balisong but i doubt it i just like this one to much.
     
  7. echoshock

    echoshock Huge member

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    Don't trade it for 6X.
     
  8. Jahkul

    Jahkul Average member

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    You don't like the 6x's?
     
  9. rickymtz

    rickymtz Huge member

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    ^ Dat
     
  10. Andy T

    Andy T Gentle Giant JDBA Official Member

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    Fact.
     
  11. Baliguy

    Baliguy Huge member

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    Trading a hard to find BM42 for a easy to find 6X series...is not a great deal.
    Keep the BM42 and buy a 6X if you want one.
     
  12. 1986mpv

    1986mpv JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Okay, here are some of the pics. It looks like a standard T-latch 42.

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    In the condition you describe, I'd say it's definitely a keeper. The T-latch versions don't go by all that often.

    I must concur with my colleagues. DO NOT trade it for a 6X.
     
  13. wcjohn

    wcjohn Sum Quod Sum JDBA Official Member

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    You can tell by the kicker that its OG.
     
  14. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    .....I mean if you must...I suppose I will, out of the goodness of my heart trade you my 62 with box may I add, for this old worthless 42...pm for info:jdwink2:
     
  15. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock Bali Demon JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Not a rare piece but it is better than a 6x. Get Matt Cook, Pinoy Knife, to Give it a Spa Treatment. Then it will look truly bad ass.
     
  16. Andy T

    Andy T Gentle Giant JDBA Official Member

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    Fact. Money well spent. I sent Matt a 46 T latch that I believe used to belong to CDR_Glock if I am not mistaken, and I was blown away with the results.
     
  17. Jahkul

    Jahkul Average member

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    I am pretty sure I'm going to trade it for a 51-1101 and a 51 bk partially serrated.
     
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  18. Wheelman185

    Wheelman185 Huge member

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    Guessing you're a 51 fan?
     

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