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Saturday, August 21, 2021

BENCHMADE MEATCRAFTER


A sharp knife is a safe knife, so the saying goes. As some of you may know I collect Buck knives and custom kitchen knives. I recently purchased a Benchmade Meatcrafter knife. This knife will be used in the kitchen as a type of filet knife. It is described as a hybrid hunting knife and comes with a plastic sheath. My hunting is done at Safeway and this knife will never leave the kitchen . The blade steel is CPM-154 and has a patented "Select Edge" technology. What is "Select Edge"? A good question and the information I can find it is sharpened at a 14 degree angle. Most kitchen knives are sharpened to a 17-20 degree angle.
  This is not an endorsement for this knife. Time will tell how it will hold up in the kitchen. It has a pretty steep price tag of 150 dollars. Why did I even buy it? My friend owns a knife shop in Oakland California and highly recommends Benchmade knives. (Disclaimer; he is a Benchmade Dealer). My present filet knife has been sharpened so much it was time to replace. Benchmade offers a free lifetime sharpening service if you want to pay the postage. I do like knives.


 

5 comments:

Zio said...

Nice purchase! If you're used to using 440C or S30V I think you'll like the CPM 154 steel as it holds its edge better than either and is less prone to chipping.

Chilebrown said...

Zio, I think the CPM -154 should hold an edge pretty well. I am curious how hard it will be to sharpen later on. I do use a hone after and before each use. Benchmade does offer this model with S45V but at double the price.

Zio said...

Are you still cooking much Chiliebrown?
I recall an epic post where you cooked a chateaubriand directly in the fire. Pure nerve and brilliance.

Chilebrown said...

Zio, I cook almost everyday. I have not been as committed to Mad Meat Genius as in the past. I do have a handful of faithful readers such as yourself and I appreciate that. I do remember the Caveman cook and it was one to remember. Thanks.

Zio said...

I'm happy to know you're still keeping the faith friend. All is still right in the world 😊