Benchmade Partners With Custom Knife and Equipment Designers

Benchmade Partners With Custom Knife and Equipment Designers
Eddie Killian and Shane Sibert Collaborate With Benchmade to Design Innovative Products.

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OREGON CITY, Ore. –-( Form and function are the key ingredients to any knife design. That is the reason Benchmade believes working with custom designers creates the most innovative and functional designs in the industry.

The latest partnership between Benchmade Knife Company and custom knife designers Eddie Killian and Shane Sibert will pave the way for new innovative and quality designs that are built for performance, reliability and dependability. Collaborating with world-class custom designers allows Benchmade to tap into the newest locking mechanisms, modern materials, and custom blending and finishing techniques.

Born with a love of knives, Eddie Killian has carried a knife in his pocket since the second grade, and began making his own knives in his garage in 2003. A volunteer Search and Rescue Team Leader, Eddie is also a Certified Technical Rigging Instructor specializing in Technical/Tactical Rope Rescue Rigging for Search and Rescue teams, Fire Agencies, Law Enforcement and Military personnel. He is the founder of Durango, CO based K5 Tactical.

He works as an industrial two-way radio system designer and consultant, as well as Military and Law Enforcement equipment designer. Eddie has worked with countless local, state and federal agencies including the California Highway Patrol, U.S. Secret Service, Department of Justice, and the Department of the Treasury.

Since 1994, Shane Sibert’s goal has been to design and create unique knives that will invoke pride of ownership, while at the same time perform tasks and challenges with exceptional ease. A life-long avid backpacker, Sibert draws inspiration from hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest’s vast wilderness. He’s an occasional practitioner of martial arts, and enjoys S.C.U.B.A. diving in Oregon’s chilly waters.

“We are thrilled to be working with such skilled knife designers,” says Les de Asis, Founder and CEO of Benchmade Knife Company. “This partnership with Eddie and Shane supports Benchmade’s mission of manufacturing innovative and superior edged tools.”

New designs from both Killian and Sibert are expected to be released in early 2010.

For two decades Benchmade Knife Company has been designing and manufacturing world-class sports cutlery and superior edged tools. We strive to provide high quality U.S. made products that will deliver superior performance and provide great value for our customers.