318/319 Proper

Benchmade Proper knives are slip joint folders with a stylish and sleek build that slides comfortably in your pocket. It's a traditional mechanism with modern materials and design. You can choose from the likes of CPM-S30V or S90V steel, paired with either G-10 or Micarta. Whether you've owned a traditional slip joint or not, the Benchmade Proper will make a great addition to any gentleman's carry collection.

About the 318/319 Proper


Which Proper Should I Get?

It's no surprise that Benchmade knocked it out of the park with their first foray into traditional slip joint folding knives. The Benchmade Proper features a clean and simple design, that was inspired by the classic gentleman's knife. But unlike most traditional knives, the Proper comes equipped with your choice of a CPM-S90V or CPM-S35VN super steel blade. This is definitely not your grandpa's traditional pocket knife. It's built to Benchmade's exacting standards and backed up by their lifetime warranty. This compact and carry-friendly traditional pocket knife is currently available in micarta or carbon fiber, with either sheepsfoot or clip point blade styles. If you crave more variety you can mod your Proper with a variety of handle scales from Flytanium or treat yourself to a Benchmade Gold Class Damascus Proper. If you're having trouble pulling the trigger on one of these models check out the Blade Show Proper release video above or our sweet overview video up top.

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Benchmade Warranty

From Benchmade as of July 2020:

"Each new Benchmade knife is packaged with written documentation of the Benchmade Lifetime Warranty. Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. warrants to the original owner that Benchmade knives purchased from authorized dealers will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. Benchmade will, without charge, repair or replace at our (Benchmade's) option, any knife purchased from an authorized dealer and returned for warranty work by its original owner that is found to be defective by Benchmade."

LifeSharp Service:

There's never a dull moment with a Benchmade... That's right! We will gladly re-sharpen your Benchmade knife to a factory razor sharp edge (service does not apply to any serrated portion of the blade). If you prefer us to sharpen your blade, or if you may have neglected to maintain your edge for a while, simply ship your knife to us. We'll not only sharpen it, but we will also inspect the knife for any warranted repairs and "tune" the knife for optimum performance.

We understand that our customers may want to modify their Benchmade knife to meet their own expectations. A modified knife will void the Lifetime Warranty, but we will still offer a limited version of our LifeSharp service to these modified knives. Specifically, we will not inspect, clean, repair or replace any parts for a modified knife as we do with our standard LifeSharp Service. We will only sharpen the blade (excluding aftermarket blades) and return the knife to the owner.

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