USA Made Knives and Tools
Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990. The initial Benchmade knives primarily consisted of the Bali-Song knives, using a combination of outside vendors and inside processing to build finished products. Soon, a natural born fortitude and an undying passion to make it right and make it Benchmade, prospered into significant growth. As the product line grew so did the in-house capabilities of Benchmade. Benchmade began to acquire new machines and technologies including the first of several lasers, making Benchmade the first knife manufacturer to have such equipment in-house. Open minds and positive attitudes would lead to several more industry firsts for Benchmade over the course of the next several years. This was only the beginning of Benchmade breaking new ground in the manufactured knife markets by using non-traditional materials and modern manufacturing methods in not only building knives better but, inevitably building better knives.