The Benchmade Hunt series is one of our favorites around here, and the Benchmade 15017-1 Hidden Canyon Hunter is no exception. It’s one of the smallest knives in the Hunt lineup, making it perfect for daily carry as well as all your outdoor activities. It’s made with outstanding materials, and it will last a lifetime.
The 15017-1 features a 2.79” CPM-S90V drop point blade with a blade thickness of 0.12”. It’s hardened to 59-61 HRC. As far as steel goes, S90V is a very good steel that both takes and holds an edge for a very long time. It’s a high carbon, high vanadium steel with a ton of chromium. All this means it’s super corrosion resistant.
This is a full tang knife with jimping throughout. You’re sure to get a good grip, no matter how you hold it. The handle scales are stacked G-10 and Richlite feature screw construction for fairly easy maintenance. In hand, this knife feels fantastic. There’s just enough smoothness for a soft feel but the Richlite gives it just that right amount of slip resistance. The handle length is about 3.63” which is a solid four finger grip for small to medium sized hands. It’s a little less for those of you with bigger mitts but if you attach a lanyard, that should give you ample room for a full four finger grip.
It has a black and orange Boltaron sheath so you can literally carry it just about any way you want to carry it. The fit is nice and snug. Carry options aside, at just a hair under an ounce this sheath weighs next to nothing. If you’re one of the ultra-light campers who make every ounce count, you’ll absolutely want to give this set up a try. The whole kit with the knife and the sheath weighs just over four ounces.
- CPM-S90V, Satin Finish
- 2.79” Drop Point
- 0.12” Blade Thickness
- 59-61 HRC
- Full Tang Fixed Blade
- Richlite/G-10 Handle Scales
- 0.55” Handle Thickness
- 3.63” Handle Length
- Lanyard Hole
- Boltaron Sheath
- 6.42” Overall
- Made in the USA
The Benchmade 15017-1 Hidden Canyon is an outstanding knife. It’s a small fixed blade that’s perfect for daily carry or any outdoor adventures. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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