[SHOT Show 2020] New Benchmade Knives & Casual Apparel
Terry Nelson 01.23.20
Benchmade debuted nine new knives at this year’s SHOT Show. As you would expect, several high-quality assisted open folders were on the list, along with three auto open knives that were getting much earned attention.
Here’s some new offerings for 2020:
Autocrat 3400 Series
The model 3400 Autocrat is a front open auto, double edge dagger that is ideal for every day carry. G10 scales with black anodized aluminum frame. A reversible deep carry pocket clip makes EDC a breeze. The mechanism is a double action out-of-the-front automatic. Blade is premium CPM-S30V stainless steel.
Although the Autocrat has been around for a bit now, it was only offered in Black. New for this year the Autocrat is available in an Olive Drab and Coyote Brown scale option. Blade length is 3.71 inches with an overall length of 5.04 inches closed. MSRP $470
Mediator Side Auto
The Mediator is a side push button auto that has streamlined utility. This new offering from Benchmade offers a reverse tanto blade style made from CPM-S90V Stainless steel. Handle material is black G10 and sports a reversible deep carry pocket clip. Blade length is 3.30 inches and overall length of 4.45 inches closed. MSRP $295
Also new for 2020, Benchmade has added a line of casual outdoor apparel for both men and women.
Benchmade Casual Clothing
In the past year, Benchmade has added company-branded apparel to its catalog. Their logo- and outdoor-themed hats and t-shirts have been a hit. Men’s and women’s shirts are offered in earthy colors and made of organic cotton. Most hats and shirts are priced at $30. The company’s similar jackets and hoodies are priced at $50.
Benchmade continues to move forward with new and improved products and blades each year, and 2020 looks to be no different. You can find their complete product line at benchmade.com.