The Benchmade 808 Loco resides somewhere on the medium to large category of Benchmade knives. If you’re looking to pick up a great deal on a Benchmade, there’s no better time than right now. The discontinued list is out, and retailers are dropping prices left, right, and center. Right now, you can get the Benchmade 808 for significantly less than $200.
Featuring a 3.68” CPM S30V reverse tanto, this knife is available in three different versions: a satin plain edge, a black DLC coated plain edge, and a black DLC coated partially serrated edge. The blade thickness is a stout 0.16”. The edge has a flat grind and there are several false grinds that give the Benchmade 808 visual interest.
It opens with either the AXIS lock or with an oval cutout on the blade. The nicely finished cutout oval opening hole is easily accessed without being excessively sharp. The opening is, of course, swift and effortless.
Mounted on skeletonized liners, the curved G-10 handles are smooth enough to not snag on a pocket but grippy enough to provide adequate slip resistance. The hand feel on this knife is unique amongst Benchmade Knives. There’s a substantial finger choil and it swells in the back to meet the inside of your palm.
The blade locks in place once open with an AXIS lock. It also has a reversible tip-up deep carry pocket clip and a barrel spacer lanyard hole. With an overall weight of 6.5 ounces, this beefy knife is a pretty easy carry for a larger knife.
- CPM S30V, Satin Finish or Black Coated
- 3.68” Reverse Tanto, Plain or Partially Serrated Edge
- G-10 Handles
- Skeletonized Stainless Steel Liners
- AXIS Lock
- Thumb Hole
- Reversible Tip-Up Deep Carry Pocketclip
- 6.5 Ounces
- 4.94” Closed
- 8.62” Overall
- Made in the USA
Overall, the Benchmade 808 Loco is an interesting build and a great value. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.