Benchmark Paratrooper Swing Blade Knife (3.5" Bead Blast)

Item #BHQ-75245
MSRP: $18.95
Our Price: $12.95
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Specifications

  • Overall Length: 8.00"
  • Blade Length: 3.50"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.375"
  • Blade Width: 0.50"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.20"
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Bayonet
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Bead Blast
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.50"
  • Handle Width: 0.64"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.50"
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.53 oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Brand: Benchmark
  • Model: Paratrooper
  • Model Number: BMK116
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Add a truly unique design to your collection with the Benchmark Paratrooper. This collectible knife has a bayonet blade that swings out from the handle, then folds out into the open position. There is no locking mechanism, rather the blade is secured in place by your grip on the handle. This is a cool design that remains extremely functional despite its unconventional build. The blade and handle are made from stainless steel and it includes a stainless steel pocket clip and glass breaker.

Features:
  • Unique folding design will make a great addition to any collection.
  • Stainless steel pocket clip allows for comfortable everyday carry.
  • Item includes a glass breaker for use in emergency situations.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful Garbage
Jeffrey C. on Oct 25, 2019

Not sharp enough to even open letters, but it's still totally neato. Pure form over (no) function.

$13 Novelty
Eric S. on Aug 24, 2021

Tacked this onto my real purchase of a few other items. I expected a cheap novelty and got exactly what I paid for. The paratrooper knife is an intriguing opening mechanism, but beyond that it is not a practical knife. There is little to no edge and needs serious sharpening to be of any use as a knife. As a folding spike I'm sure it would be quite useful. Recommended only as a novelty to add to your knife collection.

cool but cheap
ALEXANDER H. on Aug 29, 2020

i got what i expected and paid for. the knife was $13 dollars. only real complaint is that the screws loosed almost all the way after opening and closing it less than 10 times . i put a little lock tight on them and its fine . cool fun knife for $13. also its more of a spike than a knife which is kinda cool but not much of a edge on it. im satisfied with what i got

Get what you pay for
KEEGAN J. on Sep 24, 2022

I mean, it's cheap, I didn't expect much, got less. I ordered bead blast grey and got black. The screws are loose out of the package and it's duller than my future. 10 out of 10 wouldn't order for anything more than a stocking stuffer for someone just starting to collect knives.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
Purchased solely for collection
Chad B. on Aug 4, 2018

So I can't be too hard on this knife as it did only cost about $13.00. But out of the box, the blade was dull and the point of the blade was bent. I really only purchased the knife because it was different and made a nice addition to the collection, but I would have liked to see it be sharper. That said, the action is really unique and I can always sharpen the blade and mend the tip. Just a warning that the knife isn't the highest quality and I would suggest keeping it as just a fun collectable instead of an actual tool.

A gem
Jozef J. on Oct 21, 2019

This thing is an absolute gem of a piece of crap. It supposedly has a dagger blade but the backside is not sharpened. The front side of the blade is barely sharpened actually. The opening device is unique and fun to show people but difficult to deploy in a pinch and forget about doing it one handed. The actual scales or whatever they are are pretty shifty. One of mine has a pretty big warp in it. On top of all of this the blade stock is like a rail road spike. Hilariously bad knife but worth the novelty and just to say you have one. It's $13 what else are you gonna do besides but this wonderful piece of metal.

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