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Old 20-04-2009, 05:56 PM   #592
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Yup.. can be bought at Sheares or online.. tanto is the blade style, but is an adapted style from Japanese tanto and NOT a Japanese tanto.. the blade material 154cm is from Crucible, a US Company. You can read more about benchmade's blade info here
Yes, but this blade is a reverse tanto blade version. Tanto, if I'm correct means short sword in nihon-go.

I have tested my Recon-1 slicing power against 950 Rift. The Verdict?

950 Rift is able to slice paper thinly due to it's blade thickness. Recon-1 is unable to do so due to it's steeper edge and thicker blade.

I would classify Recon-1 as a blade that do raw cutting. Cutting bigger and thicker stuff shouldn't be a problem with this blade.

950 Rift is a finer blade and can slice as thinly as you want. It's an EDC keepers.
thank you for the replies, i keep forgetting to check back at this thread. Yup, saving money now, but dunno whether worth buying it or not, cos there's not much use for it, to be honest

edit: if i want to get this model:

Benchmade 950 Rift, Black and Charcoal G10 Scales, BK Coated, Combo Edge

would it be cheaper to get it online or from Sheares??

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