The Benchmade Heckler & Koch 14536 BP Instigator Work Knife looks more like a ninja's weapon than a standard work tool, and that's one of the main aspects of its appeal. This black-on-black knife is almost too cool for work, but too good to display on the wall. Why ... (see full details) (see specifications) #HKK14536BP.
Benchmade Knives: Heckler & Koch Black Instigator Knife 14536 BP
The Benchmade Heckler & Koch 14536 BP Instigator Work Knife looks more like a ninja's weapon than a standard work tool, and that's one of the main aspects of its appeal. This black-on-black knife is almost too cool for work, but too good to display on the wall. Why not compromise by using it all the time? That way, it's always on display, and still living up to its purpose as a powerful cutting tool.
The modified Wharncliff blade style creates a sweeping curve on one side, a straight cutting edge on the other. The black blade, which is 3.28 inches long, is made with AUS-B stainless steel coated with BP-1. The BP (black pearl) scratch-resistant coating is made with Titanium carbo-nitride to add durability, perfect protection for the medium-carbon, high chromium Japanese steel that creates the blade. The blade hardness measures at 58-60 HRC on the hardness scale, so it will hold its edge even after repeated use, but it's not so brittle it can't be sharpened.
The skeletonized, full tang handle is also made with AUS-8 stainless steel. A lanyard hole allows you to attach this knife to work clothes and other objects. Overall, the knife measures only 7.38 inches in length and weighs a light 2.3 ounces to make it easy to use and easy to carry.
Molded Kydex and thermoplastic materials were used to create the plastic-like sheath, which has a tether so you can attach it to the knife if you like. You're not a ninja, but thankfully this Benchmade Heckler & Koch 14536 BP Instigator Knife may be used by professionals of any job description.
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4 out of 5
Solid neck knife...
This is a great knife to use as a no-nonsense compact knife (NECK) or as a fix blade carry. It arrived razor sharp, and I do mean RAZOR. It is advertised as a Benchmade H&K (which is true) but it is made in Taiwan. This doesn't matter to me but I know some purists might care. It has all of the quality you'd expect from Heckler&Koch and Benchmade.
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3 out of 5
Solid, but deadly....
Being a proud owner of an H&K MP5 and a USP Compact, I have an affinity for the H&K brand. That's why I perked up to find this Benchmade / H&K collaboration in the Christmas stocking this past holiday season, courtesy of my dad. The knife feels solid and balanced in your hand. There are no studs, screws, or moving parts anywhere on the knife. It's essentially a single, solid piece of steel. What makes this Benchmade knife unique, however, is also what makes it a bit of an unpractical knife as EDC. Unless you're comfortable carrying it as a concealed boot knife, then you're better off keeping it in a toolbox or a glass case as a collector's piece.
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I wanted to let you know how pleased I was with the products and service I received from your company.
I had a short notice request to travel from New Orleans to the Northwest Territories in Canada to inspect an offshore facility out on the sea ice north of the arctic circle. You can't get clothes suitable for that area in New Orleans at any time, and certainly not in April. I called your order line on a Saturday, and your ordering department spent quite a bit of time with me making recommendations and checking to see if the gear was in stock. He made sure that the order was packed for a Monday overnight shipment and I had my clothing by Tuesday afternoon. I left New Orleans on Wednesday morning.
This was a very important project for our company and I want to thank you for your service. I also want to tell you that the great representative you had for your company. I've passed on your name to our organization for other folks that might have to make a trip up North.
Here are a couple of pictures of me in Canada out on the offshore ice. It was -22 C (-8 F) with a pretty good wind (wind chill -32 C / -26 F). The clothes I got from you all kept me warm throughout the 7 hours I spent outside doing my inspection. In fact, as you can see, I didn't even need to zip my jacket. It was a sunny day, which helped.
Finally, the gloves you see in the pictures are not the ones I ordered from you. Your gloves were fine, and I used them when I wasn't physically working, but the work I was doing required a leather glove for hand protection. I procured a pair of thinsulate leather work gloves in Inuvik that worked great and were a good balance between insulation, protection, and manual dexterity. I don't have them at work with me, but if you are interested I can look at the tag and send the brand information on to you.
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