About the 42

The Benchmade model 42 was discontinued in early 2010 (or late 2009, depending on certain points of view).

Few make anything better than the Benchmade 42 series w/ the Weehawk blade. The blade is 154-CM stainless. The handles are milled titanium and feature a skeletonized frame style. The 42 also has a titanium latch to secure the knife open and closed (the latch has a spring to keep it open- it won’t bump and scratch your handle while you play with it!).

• Practical Weehawk Blade Shape

• Skeletonized Titanium Handles

• Spring Latch for Easy Open

• Unparalleled Benchmade Fit and Finish

Blade Length: 4.20″
Blade Thickness: 0.125″
Blade Material: 440C and later 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Overall Length: 9.4″
Closed Length: 5.2″
Weight: 4.1oz

The Benchmade 42 was available with a plain blade, a partially serrated blade (the 42S) and as a trainer (42T) with a red coated handle.

Benchmade 42 series

Benchmade 42


About the 42 — 4 Comments

  1. excuse me, i have a benchmade 42 that i bought a few years back. it’s in like-new condition with no scratches but i only have the sheath and no original papers or box. i was wondering if you could help me in estimating its value as i have a person who is asking to buy it from me. thanks in advance for your answer.

    • We’ve seen like-new BM 42 knives sell for as much as $500 w/ no box or paperwork. Ultimately your knife will be worth what someone is willing to pay for it. If you contact the people @ http://www.bladehq.com they buy used knives and I’m guessing you’d get a good deal. All the best!

  2. This page doesn’t say when the 42 was first released and I can’t seem to find that information anywhere. Do you know?

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