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Benchmade 173BK Mini SOCP Fixed Blade Knife

$93.50

Benchmade new SOCP has scaled down from their popular SOCP fixed blade offerings for a more convenient concealed carry with the 173BK Mini SOCP. This model is made from 440C stainless steel in a black powder-coated finish. Three finger grooves on either side of the handle and a kunai-style finger ring provide the grip dexterity needed for any good tactical knife.

 

Made in USA

 

Features:

  • Hard-molded sheath with a high retention deep-carry pocket clip for secure concealed carry.
  • Kunai-ring and finger grooves provide a high performance tactical grip on the smaller profile handle.
  • Item includes a length of paracord and a leather IWB pad, further extending the carry versatility.

Customer Reviews

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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.