Benchmade Knife Company Wins 2010 Knife of the Year

Benchmade Knife Company Wins 2010 Knife of the Year
Model 741 Onslaught Captures Second Straight Knife of the Year Award2010 Knife of the Year Award.

Benchmade Knife
Benchmade Knife

OREGON CITY, Ore. –-( The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence presented its 2010 Knife of the Year Award to Benchmade Knife Company for the model 741 Onslaught.

The awards were presented at the Shooting Industry Masters event on July 23rd in Grand Island, Nebraska.

“Benchmade is honored to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized for our American-made products and high-quality manufacturing,” says Les de Asis, CEO and Founder of Benchmade Knife Company.

Benchmade 741 Onslaught Knife
Benchmade 741 Onslaught Knife

The 741 Onslaught features Benchmade's patented AXIS® Locking Mechanism, contoured G10 handle scales with 420J stainless steel liners, and 154CM stainless steel blade.

The knife was designed by renowned custom knife maker, Bob Lum. For more information on the 741 Onslaught, please visit:

741 Onslaught Benchmade has now won Knife of the Year twice in the past two years and ten times since 1998.

Previous Benchmade Knife of the Year winners include 585 Mini-Barrage (2009), 610 Rukus (2006), 425 Gravitator (2005), 921 Switchback (2003), 556 Mini-Griptilian (2002), 690 Elishewitz (2001), 720 Mel Pardue (2000), 710 McHenry & Williams (1999), and the 910 Stryker (1998).

  • For more information on previous winners, please visit:
  • For a recap of all winners at the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence, please visit:

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