Originally posted by selogic: What are yall's thoughts about Tim Leatherman ?
What about him? He's an engineer by trade and an inveterate tinkerer which is how his multi-tool came about. He largely stays out of marketing, branding and politics as he was always found hunched over a workbench or, in front of some piece of machinery.
Posts: 11796 | Location: Wine Country | Registered: September 20, 2000
I haven't bought any new Benchmades in quite a while. It is largely because of the gun thing, but they have also stopped making knives I am as interested in. There are a few I might consider - the Bugout, for example - but for now I am not buying Benchmade. Many of theirs are sort of extreme in style, and their prices have gotten quite high.
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Posts: 50299 | Location: Texas | Registered: February 10, 2004
Emerson, who at least nominally is a member of this forum, is 110% solid. He won't bow in the face of what's been going on. He won't cowtow.
Winkler, whom I also know, is also 110% solid.
No one will go wrong supporting either company, either individual, or their wives. All rock solid.
_________________________ NRA Endowment Member _________________________ "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis
Posts: 5309 | Location: District 12 | Registered: June 16, 2012
The mini Bugout is really the one that calls to me. That said I am a completely satisfied with my LC200n Salt 2’s for a super light weight knife not to mention the corrosion resistance. Prefer to try and spend my money with those who I want to support and who seem to support me. Not always possible in this modern world and I waiver from time to time but I try my best.
"Guns are tools. The only weapon ever created was man."
Posts: 6281 | Location: On the water | Registered: July 25, 2002
I used to be a dedicated Benchmade user starting back in the early 2000s. After seeing a gradual reduction in quality over the years, and experiencing several bad heat treats on blades I have moved on. I still have one BM fixed blade that I use for beater tasks, but my primary carry knives are Spydercos now.
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