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09cs
11-02-2013, 7:23 PM
Been thinking about a new knife, and was pretty set on the Grip, like the customization option and was going to get the sheepsfoot blade, but started reading up on the 710, and seems like an awesome knife after seeing the benchmade video of the 710 cutting all the different materials. Tough choice now, only about $50 difference too. :confused:

jeffrice6
11-02-2013, 7:51 PM
710 in D2 is leaps and bounds above the grip! Not that the grip is a bad knife, but the 710 is more refined, slimmer, and has a longer blade! I have both, and the grip has been relegated to the tacklebox.

09cs
11-02-2013, 8:30 PM
So the 710 is worth the extra $$$? The primary use will be EDC, opening stuff, cutting stuff like cardboard and such etc..

another question, never had a sheepsfoot blade before, so what uses would a blade like that be useful for?

jeffrice6
11-02-2013, 8:56 PM
So the 710 is worth the extra $$$

It was for me.... I'm actually digging Spyderco these days, big fan of the Military & Matix XL, these are my EDC's at the moment.

GW
11-03-2013, 1:45 AM
So the 710 is worth the extra $$$? The primary use will be EDC, opening stuff, cutting stuff like cardboard and such etc..

another question, never had a sheepsfoot blade before, so what uses would a blade like that be useful for?

Yes it is. I've carried one for years and it has always done the job from cutting fruit to cutting rope.
Its a great blade.

Ed_Hazard
11-03-2013, 1:57 AM
A 710 will last and serve you a long time. Had this one since it was introduced ATS34 blade. Been a true workhorse, EDC knife.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/Ed_Hazard/Blades/newsale3002.jpg (http://s979.photobucket.com/user/Ed_Hazard/media/Blades/newsale3002.jpg.html)

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae271/Ed_Hazard/newsale3001.jpg (http://s979.photobucket.com/user/Ed_Hazard/media/newsale3001.jpg.html)

iron330
11-03-2013, 8:10 AM
710 for sure.

09cs
11-03-2013, 8:11 AM
thanks for the feedback. Need one that can be abused, recently dropped my S&W M&P from just a few inches and now the assist opening stopped working, hard to close etc.

cal3gunner
11-03-2013, 8:25 AM
710 is the original axis lock. I really like it because of all the features and the way it fits my hand.

Benchmade as a company is great. At SHOT show I showed them my 710 and they gave me every different clip they make for it because the finish on my clip was wearing off. Now mine sports a titanium coated clip from their Gold line.
Their customer service is top notch. As long as you dont lose your knife, you can trust that you will have a fully functioning sharp knife forever. Send it back for a tune and sharpening whenever you want.

Last time I sent all my benchmades in for a sharpen, I felt naked without it and realized how much I like the axis lock after carrying a made in china liner lock 5.11 knife.

Buy quality American made and keep it until you pass it down to your kids.

09cs
11-03-2013, 8:52 AM
thanks for the responses! Can't wait to get it! Till then guess it will be my CRKT