This section has been created for three purposes:
1) To post a review or share a memory about the Benchmade® 42
2) To request that the 42 be put back into production
3) Post a general comment or questions about the 42.
My first experience with the Benchmade 42 was about seven years ago. I had recently stared my knife shop, opened a store and gotten an account with Benchmade. When the 42 series arrived I knew they were special. My only experience with butterfly knives up to that point was a couple of knives from Jaguar. You can imagine how floored I was with the 42. I kept one for myself and use it for everything. We sold- ready for this – nearly 3000 Benchmade 42 and 42s knives before they were finally discontinued in 2010. We petitioned Benchmade to make the knives again, but they refused. We personally committed to 2000 pieces, but still no luck. We would love to see this model produced again and we know our customers would be too. At any rate, we have put up this website to honor what much of the world considered to the the pinnacle of production butterfly knives. Rest in peace 42.