Benchmade’s 2023 Collection Features All-New Knife Designs & Updated Existing Favorites

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Each January, Las Vegas plays host to the SHOT Show — America’s largest annual sport-shooting, hunting, outdoor gear trade show. With so much attention given to SHOT coupled with its placement on the calendar at the start of Q1, quite a few of the major players in these aforementioned spaces opt to use the annual event to debut many of their new products for the year — such as renowned knife-maker Benchmade, which has just revealed a slew of novel offerings for 2023.

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The 2023 Benchmade Collection is comprised of 40 knives in total, and includes new variants of existing models along with an entirely novel release or two. This includes Seafoam-finished handle versions of the Mini Bugout and Shootout, Alpineglow-colored Bugout and Mini Bugout models, a redesigned CLA automatic knife, new variants of the Auto Immunity and California-legal Partial Auto Immunity knives, and a top-shelf CPM CruWear-steeled, forged carbon-scaled version of the Mini Adamas folder.

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The most noteworthy release from Benchmade, however, is undoubtedly the brand’s all-new 748 Narrows model. Spanning 8.02” overall while weighing just 2.41oz, the Narrows is an EDC-focused folder that represents Benchmade’s thinnest profile folding knife currently offered, being 33% thinner than the Bugout. The knife is constructed around a 6Al-4V titanium handle with a special version of the AXIS lock and blue-anodized hardware, back-spacers, pocket clip, and pivot collar. The ultra-low-profile titanium handle has also been paired with a roughly 3.40” drop point blade composed of ultra-premium Böhler M390 super steel. 

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All 40 knives in the 2023 Benchmade Collection are slated for a release this year, with the first models going on sale in April before the rest of the drops will follow with scattered releases throughout the rest of the year.