Benchmade Mini Crooked River AXIS Lock Knife Dymondwood (3.4" Satin) 15085-2

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MSRP: $300.00
Our Price: $270.00
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  • Overall Length: 7.89"
  • Blade Length: 3.40"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.25"
  • Blade Width: 0.94"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: CPM S30V
  • Hardness: 58-60 RC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.50"
  • Handle Width: 1.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.52"
  • Handle Material: Dymondwood
  • Color: Wood
  • Bolster Material: Aluminum
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 3.29 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Bar Lock
  • Brand: Benchmade
  • Model: Mini Crooked River
  • Model Number: 15085-2
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Hunting
  • Product Type: Knife

The Benchmade Mini Crooked River, as the name implies, features the same profile and styling of the Crooked River in a smaller, everyday carry size. This folder employs premium CPM-S30V stainless steel, for a long-lasting, super sharp cutting edge. The handle is outfitted with anodized aluminum bolsters and contoured Dymondwood scales over stainless steel liners. An orange G-10 backspacer and anodized aluminum pivot ring add a visual pop to this modern hunting knife. The Crooked River has the ambidextrous AXIS lock, a reversible pocket clip, and thumb stud openers to cater to every user.

Customer Reviews

New favorite EDC
John C. on Aug 2, 2019

For reference: I was carrying a SOG Vulcan (tanto) but it was a bit of a pocket potato. I switched up to a CRKT Heiho, also an excellent knife, but that one always felt a little small for me. The Mini Crooked River is the perfect Goldilocks middle-ground and my new permanent EDC. It's a shame they call it a "mini" because I think that will turn some people off. It's absolutely a full-sized pocket knife. I'm picky about my folder and I prefer to have one that can do every common task, including self defense, quickly and easily. This thing is lightning fast and after playing with it for a week or so it falls shut effortlessly. It's the best knife I own, fixed or folder. I recommend picking up a deep carry clip.

Perfect EDC
Aleks M. on Feb 3, 2020

This is such a great knife! It can complete so many important tasks for me, I always carry especially when going hiking, camping and mountain biking. Its great for food prep. I love the wood scales and the bolster, they add a touch of class while still maintaining the hunting/outdoors man look. The fit and finish is great and the Benchmade Axis lock is so amazing, very quick to open and close. The S30V blade holds an edge really well. Overall amazing knife I recommend it.

Perfect Camp Knife!
Andy L. on Oct 5, 2022

Over the years I’ve collected numerous Benchmade knifes. From the stock Mini Bugout to the Infidel and all others in between. My EDC has always been the traditional 940 and will probably say that way just because it’s basically part of me now but with that being said this knife is awesome. I use this knife primarily when I’m camping or going out to the hunting camp for the weekend. I’ve field dressed white tails with it the morning and fished cherry’s out of the jar at night for my Manhattan’s. The knife came prefect and has held up well over the last few years of real world use. I’m fact I just bought another in case I lose my current one. Also it’s a really good looking traditional knife. I would recommend this knife to anyone especially some one looking for a traditional style higher end camp knife.

Almost perfect
Forrest F. on Feb 4, 2020

This knife is the perfect shape, feel, and look for me. The perfect balance of an interesting design while also being friendly to non-knife people. My only gripe is the difficulty that comes with sharpening s30v but, that’s more my problem.

Premature review, but...
Daniel M. on Jul 20, 2018

Have other Benchmades so I'm pretty sure I'll love my new CUSTOM Mini Crooked River! Here:...... Sorry. Can't seem to copy image. But, it's a mini Crooked River with beige scales, silver bolsters, black clip, and a satin S30V blade with a red spacer.

Modern Performance & Classic Vibe
Todd S. on Sep 11, 2020

This is one of my favorite knives. Appropriately, it has a slight amount of heft and a great blade. I like the vintage vibe of the handle. I love this knife.

My favorite EDC
Griffin E. on Mar 14, 2019

I love this knife. The only thing i had to do to make it perfect was contact benchmade for a deep carry clip and they shipped it for free. I purchased it feeling slightly nervous about the price tag, but it came through. Very sharp, looks amazing, feels good in the hand, and has a great cutting edge. I love how stylish it is but also super functional.

Just a cool knife that works very well.
Ricky B. on Jul 30, 2019

I bought this mainly to take fishing and can't stop carrying it. It's so sleek it disappears in your pocket. I love the wood handle with the orange spacer/pivot. Headed back up to the mountains soon and looking forward to using it!

Mini crooked River
Rodney P. on May 19, 2018

Benchmade did a awesome job this year on the mini line up. It's a beast in a not so small package. The S30v is the best blade steel in my opinion holds it edge well the action on this knife is amazing. Loving it !!!!

Great new EDC
Gabriel A. on Aug 30, 2020

I have other Benchmade knifes so I knew this was going to fit my EDC collection. The knife is the perfect size and design. The blade is very sharp and deploys very smooth. I have been using it daily and I haven't had any issues with it. It is now in my daily rotation. My father saw it and he liked the classic look, I purchased another one for him. I would recommend this knife as a EDC.

Benchmade mini crooked river
Brett M. on Nov 22, 2018

Perfection. This is my all-time favorite knife. I’ve used it this hunting season on deer and small game and it has worked wonderfully. It has become my go to edc as well. Fit, finish, materials, action are all great. Love it. If I lost it I’d buy a new one the next day.

Modern Design... Classic Look...
Craig C. on Aug 7, 2020

Benchmade answered the call for many of us "old school" folks that appreciate a modern EDC. I still love my Kershaw Dividend for "at work" tasks, but the Mini Crooked River will be my "go to" for outdoor chores. Fit and finish is top-notch. The weight and size... perfect. Very sharp OOB. A really substantial feel to it overall. A real stunner!

What's not to like?
Mike F. on Mar 15, 2018

Aside from the fact that it's a great knife with a awesome blade shape and great steel, I find myself just looking at this knife a lot. I love the combination of materials Benchmade chose here. It's a pocket knife you should be able to carry for many years, and it looks the part. I have to mention that my blade came a hair off center, and there are a couple very nit-picky edges where I might sand a tiny bit more for perfect fit and finish, but I'm really digging deep to find that criticism. Although this could be a great knife for EDC, I generally carry smaller knives unless I know I will have some use for the larger blade. I use this one for projects around the house, camping, food prep, etc.

Sole user
David B. on Apr 7, 2019

This is the best all round utility cutting tool I have. Excellent fit and feel. Nice to look at too. Great cutting tool guys.

A Clear win for Benchmade
Jonathan P. on Feb 19, 2018

This knife is awesome. In my opinion this should have been the first version of the crooked river. It is the perfect size for EDC. Also just by the appearance it adds a touch of class. Mine came centered and rock soild lockup. The only thing I did was change the clip to deep carry.

Small packages
Jesus C. on Jan 19, 2018

Just picked up the crooked river mini. Couldn't wait unfortunately wanted to order thru blade hq just became inpatient. Just like it's big brother, just fun size! Benchmade what else is there to say!

Great knife
tony o. on Aug 2, 2019

Fit and finish was topnotch,rock solid lockup,blade pertly centered,deploys smoothly,axis lock works smoothly-a very nice knife.I see comments occasionally on benchmades quality control-this is my second benchmade from blade hq in two months,(the other was a full size griptillian),both knifes have absolutly no issues.When it comes to high end,bladehq is my prefered source

Very nice knife
Steven S. on Jul 27, 2020

I really like the size, shape and finish of this knife for EDC. Also a fantastic looking knife with one exception. I don't really like the appearance of the backspacer. I will be replacing it with a different color.

Almost perfect
Tyler K. on Mar 4, 2019

What's up with the orange and that da-gum clip? Put the Benchmade clip on there, replace the orange with a champagne color and you'll have an instant classic. Otherwise the knife is what you'd expect from Benchmade.

Great size for an EDC
Joshua P. on Mar 13, 2018

Never handled the full size but this was a very clean, sharp and smooth knife right out of the box. A little off center but a couple weeks carrying and a little adjusting fixed that problem. Only issue for me is that the handle isn't a bit wider for handling. Someone with large hands may have a little troubling handling this knife very well.

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