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Benchmade 173BK Mini SOCP Fixed Blade Knife (USA)

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Original price $108.00 - Original price $108.00
Original price
$108.00 - $108.00
Current price $108.00

Taking the best features of its full-sized counterpart, Benchmade has once again teamed up with Greg Thompson to optimize some of the most popular elements of the SOCP platform for concealed carry with the 173BK Mini SOCP. It is the perfect tool for self-defense, allowing the user to maintain dexterity and manipulate other objects without putting down the knife. The specialized sheath design also integrates into gear and webbing while keeping a low profile. Based on feedback from Special Operations personnel, they have updated the design of the sheath with some J-shaped hooks to allow for better retention on MOLLE webbing, pocket seams, and waistbands. It's got the same handle as the full-size SOCP, but with a smaller blade. The overall length of the knife allows for easier concealment while maintaining its effectiveness in a self-defense situation. 


  • Double-edged dagger blade, black powdercoat
  • 440C stainless steel (58-60HRC)
  • Black coated, single-piece handle with finger ring
  • DLC coated deep carry pocket clip with "J" hook
  • MOLLE compatible sheath without the need of malice clips, injection-molded in black with lashing holes
  • Included leather pad attaches to sheath for comfortable IWB carry


  • Blade Length: 2.22" (5.64 cm)
  • Handle Length: 4.03" (10.24 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.25" (15.88 cm)
  • Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.175" (4.45 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Double Edge Dagger
  • Blade Finish: Black Powdercoat
  • Handle Material: 440C Stainless Steel
  • Handle Thickness: 0.175" (4.45 mm)
  • Sheath Material: Injection Molded Plastic
  • Weight: 3.00 oz. (85.05 g)
  • Designer: Greg Thompson
  • Made in the USA

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Great knife with an imperfect - but fixable - sheath

Came on time and as promised. The SOCP dagger is exactly what I was looking for, but the sheath isn't quite perfect, but fixable (see below).

- Provides an incredibly quick draw that a folder or assisted can't seem to match (at least not with my limited skills).
- Sharp point but not a cutter; do not use for any regular knife type conveniences.
- If you think you need the trainer, you probably do. Get it. It helped me a ton without risking a serious injury, which for sure would have happened.
- Sheath is a bit bigger than I would've liked. Thickness is worse than length (no way to word that better); seems like Benchmade could've made it much thinner given how thin the blade is.
- Biggest weakness is that the clip on the sheath isn't tight enough to withstand the friction/tug it gets on a fast draw. Often the sheath would come out with the knife. Not good. To fix it, I wrapped a piece of ultra fine sandpaper around the blade and put it in the sheath a few times to essentially sand down the sheath just a tad from the inside. I put it at the widest point on the bade and maybe did three in/out moves. Seemed to wear down the worst friction point inside the sheath and now the knife comes out clean, but still stays put in the sheath. PROCEED WITH CAUTION IF YOU DO THIS; if I had done it much more, it would've been too much and then it would've been too loose.

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