Here are some of the new Benchmade EDC knife models that will be released in 2014. These knives were introduced at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas and shared by our friends at Blade HQ. Some of my favorites are listed below. Many of these knives would make a great EDC knife for everyday carry and are available for pre-order by clicking the image or link. Enjoy!
Editor note: This post was originally posted in January 2014. Since then we have obtained a 940-1 EDC knife and it is a thing of beauty.
This EDC knife is the result of collaboration between Benchmade and McHenry & Williams. The 710 is a large blade but carries well. Features include a reverse curve blade and a reversible tip-up pocket clip. I have the Benchmade 710 in D2 steel and it is a great EDC knife. Look for a review in the near future.
The Large Emissary 477 has the same great quality and the same sleek design as the 477, but it is a larger version with a 3.45″ blade. The Large Emissary 477 is an Osborne deign
Benchmade 484 Nakamura
The 484 is the first Seichi Nakamura design to feature the AXIS lock. The 484 is equipped with ambidextrous thumb studs, a reversible tip-up pocket clip, and a G-10 handle with stainless steel liners. It may be a bit large as an EDC knife, but its best feature is the unique grip design.
The 531 is a super lightweight EDC knife, but it is also very durable. It is based on the 530 Pardue model, and it features an AXIS lock, dual thumb studs, and a reversible pocket clip. The Benchmade 530 was my first Benchmade and it is still carried on minimalist EDC days since it is under two ounces and still handles daily EDC knife tasks very well.
Benchmade 940-1 Osborne
The 940-1 is the 940 you know and love but it has a black, carbon fiber handle, unlike the green handle you find on the original 940. The 940-1 is a Warren Osborne design, and it has great comfort, ergonomics, and a slim, lightweight design. This is the perfect gentleman’s folder EDC knife and is super smooth.
Benchmade 904 Mini Stryker II
The Mini Stryker II is based off of the award-winning Stryker design. The Mini Stryker II is a manual folder and features the AXIS lock.