Detroit’s Shinola and Portland’s Benchmade have teamed up before. A few years back they created the Dymondwood-handled 485 Valet, a knife that was a beauty to behold and a joy to use. That particular collab item is long gone, but their latest joint effort is the Shinola x Benchmade Carbon Fiber Crooked River Knife.
The carbon fiber handle and orange accents give the pocket knife a modern look and feel, and Benchmade’s proprietary AXIS opening mechanism is quick and secure. The four-inch, blacked out blade is made from CPM-S30V steel in your workhorse clip-point design. Finished off with a pocket clip and a lanyard hole, this knife wants to go everywhere you do.
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