In 1988, the knife industry paid little attention to a small startup company named Benchmade. It started by making butterfly knives, but eventually people began to take notice of its innovation -- and its pocket knives.

Today, Benchmade is a pioneer in the industry. It utilizes the finest folding knife materials to produce the best blade possible.

The Axis Lock mechanism is an iconic part of Benchmade's lineup, but the knife innovation doesn't stop there. The company experiments with blade steels,  handle materials, and high quality, US-based machining centers to create finished products unlike anything else out there, backed by LifeSharp, a legendary lifetime warranty service for every knife that leaves their factory.