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Benchmade 173BK Mini SOCP Fixed Blade Knife (2.22" Black)

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MSRP: $110.00
Our Price: $93.50
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Item #BHQ-99478

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.25"
  • Blade Length:2.22"
  • Cutting Edge:1.75"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.175"
  • Blade Material:440C
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Dagger
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Width:0.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.17"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.00 oz.
  • Sheath:Polymer
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mini SOCP
  • Model Number:173BK
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.25"
  • Blade Length:2.22"
  • Cutting Edge:1.75"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.175"
  • Blade Material:440C
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Dagger
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Width:0.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.17"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.00 oz.
  • Sheath:Polymer
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mini SOCP
  • Model Number:173BK
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

Benchmade has scaled down their popular SOCP fixed blade for more convenient concealed carry with the 173BK Mini SOCP. This model is made from 440C stainless steel in a black powder-coated finish. Three finger grooves on either side of the handle and a kunai-style finger ring provide the grip dexterity needed for any good tactical knife.

Features:
  • Hard-molded sheath with a high retention deep-carry pocket clip for secure concealed carry.
  • Kunai-ring and finger grooves provide a high performance tactical grip on the smaller profile handle.
  • Item includes a length of paracord and a leather IWB pad, further extending the carry versatility.
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Customer Reviews

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Grant H.
09-01-2019
The tip is ultra sharp. The blade down each side is dull. I have reached out for warranty assistance and sent all forms to BladeHQ. I plan on returning if no further help is provided. I have never received a brand new dull knife from Benchmade so am hoping this is a fluke.

Amended 9/5/19: I had a long, very nice conversation with a Benchmade Customer Service representative. They acknowledged my concern about the blade edge and told me this was a conscious part of the design for the Mini-SOCP. The designer intended the dagger to be used only by plunging it point first to momentarily create space for the user to access their primary weapon. I shared that I was concerned that I might not have the luxury of a 90 degree/perpendicular plunge of the dagger tip and would appreciate any additional cutting the edges might produce.

They made it available for me to try to sharpen it further or send it to Benchmade where they could touch it up as long as I realized it would never be like the shaving edges on many of their premier fixed, folding, and auto knives. I will carry it "as is" for now. The next batch I send to Benchmade for resharpening will include the Mini-SOCP. I was treated very well by both BladeHQ and Benchmade.
New knife
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Larry J.
08-26-2019
Good knife never had a bad Benchmade and bladehq has great service.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

Benchmade has scaled down their popular SOCP fixed blade for more convenient concealed carry with the 173BK Mini SOCP. This model is made from 440C stainless steel in a black powder-coated finish. Three finger grooves on either side of the handle and a kunai-style finger ring provide the grip dexterity needed for any good tactical knife.

Features:
  • Hard-molded sheath with a high retention deep-carry pocket clip for secure concealed carry.
  • Kunai-ring and finger grooves provide a high performance tactical grip on the smaller profile handle.
  • Item includes a length of paracord and a leather IWB pad, further extending the carry versatility.
Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.25"
  • Blade Length:2.22"
  • Cutting Edge:1.75"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.175"
  • Blade Material:440C
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Dagger
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Width:0.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.17"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.00 oz.
  • Sheath:Polymer
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mini SOCP
  • Model Number:173BK
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Better description and communication would have helped
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Grant H.
09-01-2019
The tip is ultra sharp. The blade down each side is dull. I have reached out for warranty assistance and sent all forms to BladeHQ. I plan on returning if no further help is provided. I have never received a brand new dull knife from Benchmade so am hoping this is a fluke.

Amended 9/5/19: I had a long, very nice conversation with a Benchmade Customer Service representative. They acknowledged my concern about the blade edge and told me this was a conscious part of the design for the Mini-SOCP. The designer intended the dagger to be used only by plunging it point first to momentarily create space for the user to access their primary weapon. I shared that I was concerned that I might not have the luxury of a 90 degree/perpendicular plunge of the dagger tip and would appreciate any additional cutting the edges might produce.

They made it available for me to try to sharpen it further or send it to Benchmade where they could touch it up as long as I realized it would never be like the shaving edges on many of their premier fixed, folding, and auto knives. I will carry it "as is" for now. The next batch I send to Benchmade for resharpening will include the Mini-SOCP. I was treated very well by both BladeHQ and Benchmade.
New knife
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Larry J.
08-26-2019
Good knife never had a bad Benchmade and bladehq has great service.
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