Benchmade's® use of non-traditional materials and modern manufacturing methods ultimately proved them to be a leader in the creation of better knives. The Designer Series was first introduced in 1991 with several custom designs being manufactured. By tapping into the custom knife makers' knowledge and combining it with their manufacturing expertise they were more readily able to offer more contemporary knife designs and innovations to the knife users.
Benchmade® also offers the LifeSharp® service. They will re-sharpen your Benchmade® knife to a factory razor sharp edge (service does not apply to any serrated portion of the blade). If you prefer us to sharpen your blade, or if you may have neglected to maintain your edge for a while, you can simply ship your knife to them. Not only will they sharpen it, but they will also inspect the knife for any warranted repairs and "tune" the knife for optimum performance.