Bench Mark (not to be confused
with Benchmade) was originally a knife company that
made a wonderful range of high quality knives.
Eventually they became a subsidiary of the Gerber
knife brand and continued to develop high quality
knives until the company was sold to another
company. These days the company mainly focuses on
saw steels, but their meteoric rise to fame in the
last decade or so has seen many of their knives
still being offered for sale, so for collectors, a
Bench Mark knife is still a great buy. Benchmark
started out as a company called Jenkins Metals in
Gastonia, NC. Blackie Collins was their designer at
the time. When the company was wound up, Gerber
purchased the design rights, and much later, R.B.
Jenkins bought them back, until he eventually
retired, along with his knives. The rights to their
best knife ever - the Rolex were eventually sold to
CRKT. Contrary to belief, Bench Mark was never
anything to do with the other closely termed company
known as Benchmade who are still in operation today.
The Benchmarks Rolex knife went back as far as 1969.
If you are looking for an extremely high quality
knife then take a look at the range below and enjoy.