GUN is there a decently-priced Benchmade manual with a metal or CF handle and

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  1. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    a tanto or reverse tanto blade?

    was thinking about getting something as a graduation gift for my little brother, but I don't wanna spend $300.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    Depends on your definition of decently priced, I suppose.

    I'd go with the 940. They run about $125.
     
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    The 523 would be another good option. It's a tad cheaper at $110 or so.
     
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    I just got a Benchmade Vex for $55 at Bass Pro Shop. Nice looking knife, full size, hasn't done me wrong so far. Pretty awesome deal.

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    Agreed.

    $122 before shipping at Grand Prairie Knives.
    http://www.gpknives.com/shopping_cart.php
     
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    Check out the Mini Presidio with Tanto combo blade/Aluminum handle. I think around $140.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    have you bought from them before? at those prices I'd probably get a 940 for my brother and a 960 for myself..
     
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    Someone here (or in the main forum) ordered from them a while back without issue.

    I'm partial to Knifeworks.com myself. I've ordered from then 4 or 5 times; prices are about the same and it's always been shipped super fast.
     
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    knifeworks doesn't seem to have anything I want in stock
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I'm gonna get the 940 for my brother.. but I decided to get something myself, and I can't decide what :rofl:

    I'm between the..if I had to pick reasons to dislike them.. the 550 has a polymer handle instead of aluminum, 960 is a tad small for me, and 520 is heavy compared to the other two. but none of those things are really a big deal to me, so I'm having a hard time deciding.

    960 is D2 steel, so it may not be appropriate for as many situations as the other two (both 154CM), but it's definitely the most easily carried, and it looks gorgeous. I LOVE the look of the 520.. the only negative I can find about it is the size/weight, but I'm not sure (until I try it, I guess) if that would be a big deal to me. I can't find a single bad review of the 550 despite the cheaper handle.
     
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    Just go all out and get the 9050AFO.
     
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    Love my 942-S. It's 6 years old and barely shows signs of wear.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    are there any other good online stores that you guys know of?

    gpknives doesn't have the 520 in stock (what I decided to get for myself) :hs:

    lapolice has it, but their prices are way higher.
     
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    onestopknifeshop has pretty terrible reviews.

    bladehq seems really awesome, but they don't have the 940 in stock :wtc:

    might just have to order from 2 diff places.
     

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