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What are yall's thoughts about Tim Leatherman ?
 
Posts: 2297 | Location: The deep South | Registered: February 27, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I don't know anything about his politics, but I'll wager his company hasn't cut up any firearms.
 
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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.
 
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I have 11 Benchmade folders and they are nice knives, I won't be getting rid of them. But I won't buy another.



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Benchmade has been my choice of folders for years up until they showed their true colors last year. I have not and will not give them another penny of my money.



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probably a good thing
I don't have a cut
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Tim Leatherman supported Kerry/Edwards in 2004 and took alot of heat for it. Haven't heard anything about him since then.
 
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I'll never buy another


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I agree also. I was a benchmade collector. I stopped when I heard about them. Too many other nice knifes out there.



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Haven't bought one since this shit show. I wish more people in the military community knew about it because they have so much product they sell on base.

My next knife is going to be a Winkler. Pricey but they look awesome.


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I've since retired my Benchmade's, they sit in the bug-out bag as back-up, to the back-ups. Kershaw, and a few others now have taken Benchmade's place.


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Disappointingly, three local gun stores still had big Benchmade displays recently.

Maybe, it's the same inventory , unsold.


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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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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.




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Way to stand firm, jhe.
 
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Had not heard of this. Will delete them from consideration.
Thanks Para.


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There are a few I might consider - the Bugout, for example


Check out the Hogue Deka.
 
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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.


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Perhaps this thread could be stickied in the forum, so more folks see it.



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Both my son and daughter asked for a knife before heading to college. They picked from my collection. It will be a cold day in hell before I replace those knives with Benchmade.
 
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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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