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Old May 4th, 2021, 07:52 AM #1
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Benchmade Infidel 3300BK?

hey guys, I was looking to pick up a Benchmade Infidel, i honestly love the blade, but upon feeling the finish (it's the black on black model) i absolutely HATE the finish. it feels very dry/chalky and i literally dont even want to pick it up....which is a VERY different feeling than my smooth ZT 0450CF.

my question is, does anyone know what i'm talking about? can this kind of finish be polished off to make it smooth (i think it's anodized) or can i get it refinished (cerokoted?) and still keep the warranty?

thanks in advance

also would be open to other OTFs, i am also looking at the microtech OTFs
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Old May 4th, 2021, 08:16 AM #2
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It’s not so obvious on quick look but they have a huge selection of OTFs if you look carefully through their site.

https://ravencresttactical.com/produ...ry/otf-knives/
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The Infidel is Iconic, and a cool blade, it's a weapon first and foremost, hence the grippy anodized finish and rough texture on the scale flats. You could do any number of coatings to it, more than likely all could affect the warranty. What you want the blade to do will matter, the Infidel trades a lot of versatility for that sleek dagger blade, ideal for thrusting/defense, but that is about it. Most of the single edge Microtechs have a far more versatile blade, and more versatile steel. The scarab has a lot of blade for an OTF in it's size, the Troodon is similarly cool and useful. The Ultratechs are iconic, but IMO it's a little slippery.
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For $300, the Infidel is a nice knife though I really don't like the button on the front vs. the side of the scales, like the Microtec Troodon. For ~$400, as it has been priced the last 2 years or so, it is simply overpriced.
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I would go with a Microtech Combat Troodon, Guardian Tactical 035 or 040, or a Heretic Manticore X or E, before I spent $400 on an infidel. Much better knives out there than anti-gun Benchmade.
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hey guys, I was looking to pick up a Benchmade Infidel, i honestly love the blade, but upon feeling the finish (it's the black on black model) i absolutely HATE the finish. it feels very dry/chalky and i literally dont even want to pick it up....which is a VERY different feeling than my smooth ZT 0450CF.

my question is, does anyone know what i'm talking about? can this kind of finish be polished off to make it smooth (i think it's anodized) or can i get it refinished (cerokoted?) and still keep the warranty?

thanks in advance

also would be open to other OTFs, i am also looking at the microtech OTFs
Get a Microtech. I thought I wanted an infidel until I held them both. No comparison.
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