Benchmade Knives Founder, Les de Asis, Passes

Benchmade Knives Founder Les de Asis
Benchmade Knives Founder, Les de Asis

Oregon City, OR – -(AmmoLand.com)- It is with great sadness we share that Les de Asis passed away earlier today.

No words can properly express the sadness of our loss. Benchmade has lost our founder, friend, and visionary who built one of the greatest knife brands in the world.

My father loved all customers, employees, friends, and the storied list of knife makers who influenced him and the world of knives since his humble beginnings in the 70’s. He was especially passionate and proud of the knife and shooting sports industries and always hoped they would thrive well beyond his years.

His personality and character extended far beyond business, creating fun friendships and relationships that brought him tremendous joy day after day. He always cherished interactions with people from all walks of life; from folks in law enforcement and military to those who love hunting and fishing, and also those who simply like to “smoke cigars, bullshit and eat good food” – in his own words!

The values, culture, and essence of our brand are all thanks to his lifelong pursuit of making great knives even better, and providing users with products they can depend on every day, no matter the circumstance.

~ Jon deAsis


Benchmade KnivesAbout Benchmade Knife Company

For more than two decades, Benchmade Knife Company has been committed to exceeding the expectations of elite users around the world through manufacturing a broad range of products that offer superior quality and performance, built to meet the specific needs of a wide and loyal customer base. In addition, all Benchmade products are covered by the company's LifeSharp service and limited lifetime warranty.

For more information about Benchmade's world-class products and Customer Service, please call 1-800-800-7427 or visit www.benchmade.com.

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jeffdonnie
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jeffdonnie

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Donttreadonme
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Oh well. One less antigunner trying to take my RIGHTS from me. People need to realize how evil it is to take away someones rights. What would you say if this guy promoted human trafficking, what would you say if he worked to restrict religion, or freedom of speech?

People need to realize that people who actively work to take away our RIGHT to defend ourselves are evil and deserve no respect.

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

+10thou! No mercy to compromisers!

a.x. perez
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a.x. perez

Bali-song became Pacific Cutlery became Benchmade. I hope Mr. de Asis rests in peace and that his company is taken over by a more gun friendly management.
May the Lord cause His face to shine upon you, And may He grant you rest and peace eternal in His Presence.”

Scotty Gunn
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Scotty Gunn

Who cares? Will never buy another Benchmade knife ,ever. How can a knife maker be anti-gun, but he was.

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

I own 1.found in a semi I was assigned to.went immediately to my car because crossing state lines with autos is bad for your freedom

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, The word died is still part of the English language and perfectly acceptable.

YourWorstEnemy
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YourWorstEnemy

Sad news. 🙁 . Rest in Peace – ” Almighty Father, source of forgiveness and salvation, grant that our relatives and friends who have passed from this life may, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints, come to share your Eternal happiness through Christ our Lord. Amen”

Will Flatt
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With respect to the family, whom I don’t know, sorry but Zero F’s Given. Benchmade and its founder have a long history as a Tory company, supporting antigun politicians, mainly Demorats, and the efforts of law enforcement to seize and destroy guns. I’ll NEVER buy a Benchmade knife if my life depended on it and I hope they go out of business. Lots of other knife companies out there that understand that knife rights are inextricably linked to gun rights, know that there is a huge overlap between gun buyers and knife buyers, and that dumping on our 2A rights… Read more »

Will Flatt
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Yes, he’s 100% correct, Benchmade is very antigun. You dont get any more antigun than giving big bucks to Demorat gun-grabbers, and helping redcoats, er, cops destroy the guns they seize. Here’s the Local PD crowing about how Benchmade helped them destroy guns –

Will Flatt
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Here’s the stats on their Demorat political giving. As you can see, after 2012 they’ve given exclusively to Demorats. You be the judge.

Here’s a good article that covered the flap back at the time.

How Benchmade Knives Betrayed American Gun Owners

Will Flatt
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@Will – No problem, this is why The Revelator goes on so often about facts and evidence. If we share knowledge, we can avoid confusion, misunderstandings, and false impressions.

Will Flatt
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@Will – I look at it like this, we can’t keep up with 100% of what’s going on in the world, in the USA, 100% of the time. A goodly portion of it is gonna slip by even the worst news junkies among us (like me). What chaps me is Little Quisling Harold rubbing everyone’s nose in it like “See what slipped past you? I have a whole series of things that I presume you didn’t know about!” But don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a good ICYMI article, especially if it has profound implications! Anyhoo, now you know about… Read more »

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

Those pictures need to be as popular in gun stores as Lenin pictures in the Soviet Union.

Mike Carbine
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Mike Carbine

Build 100 bridges and they will call you a bridge builder. Suck one cock, and you know the rest…having your knife company openly destroy guns, in a symbolic anti #2A spectacle…look at the Eurotrash, who do they come after after all the guns are gone?

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

Ty for the laugh sir!

Jacob337
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Jacob337

Will –

What you’ll realize is I’m right about everything I speak about ON THIS WEBSITE (the repeal of the prohibited persons list). These are all FUDDS and general commentators looking for a fight or debate.

REPEAL THE PROHIBITED PERSONS LIST

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Of course you are always right … honey. And a remarkable achievement it is. It must be nice to be the golden child.

Grigori
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Grigori

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the “prohibited persons list” that you speak of? What are they prohibited by or from?

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

Grigori, I’m going to have to assume that you’ve never bought a gun in this country. When you do that you have to fill out a form 4473. On it is a section that you have to answer yes or no to. If you answer any parts wrong, you aren’t allowed to buy a gun. Here is the pertinent part.

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Will Flatt
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@Jacob337 – Now, if you were only half as humble as you are infallible, we would all bow down to your infinite knowledge & wisdom and revere you!!

NOT

StreetSweeper
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StreetSweeper

Take comfort in the knowledge of him having lived a great life. I am sorry for your loss.

Jacob337
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Jacob337

It’s also not PC to speak about how Benchmade turned red coat and supported anti-firearm politicians in Pacific Northwest

But, the brute squad should show up here soon to tell us how wrong we are and that anyone who talks badly about the dead are “commies”.

Creampai & Tetejaun I’m looking at you. Do not disappoint daddy now.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, No need to apologize. You can delete your comments. Go to the space between the article and the comments. Click on the “upper body and wheel” symbol. When you put your curser on that little gray symbol, it will say “My setting s and content”. When you click on the symbol, it will show you all your comments and have a red trashcan to the far right. Click on the trash can.
I notice Yack-up could not resist inserting a filthy comment.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

WB & Will, yeah, some people never grow up. Will, do you want me to remove the comment?

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

When I think of creampie I think of your mom eating cottage cheese drunk at 3 am on your couch …the only daddy you are is of the little hadjibra sitting by your mom on your piss stained couch

Jacob337
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Jacob337

Creampai – I knew you’d show.

When you look at me do you see your Sensei? You’re now copying my verbiage.

I know you’re a “karate expert” but the art of verbal judo you have not yet mastered.

Benchmade sucks and is a horribly anti-freedom company that routinely sells out us the people.
We need a strict no compromise candidate that will work to not secure rights for the few but for all equally who are free citizens regardless of which state you may live in or what criminal history you may have.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

How can he look at you? As an antedate to your ignorance you could go to a dojo and get some personal discipline.

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

Shouldn’t we change your name to 437..?anything over 300 dollars is a felony

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

@jacob337 As I sit here at JIA catching a plane at 2:00 to Oaxaca Mexico AKA the Mexican pipeline for 9 days of surfing. I’m gonna miss you you see I have a job which means I get vacation time, maybe when your a man you too can have a job with benefits ya know healthcare, dental, 401k ,things like that but until then your still a little FELON don’t forget that…I’M GOING TO MISS YOU TERRIBLY I will have no access to internet at carmalittas cliff where I’m staying only a GPS phone for emergency But I’ll be back… Read more »

Jacob337
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Jacob337

Creampai – Karate is some career. Karate is a career many 4 -8 year olds would say they wish to do. Im concerned as you’re a 40+ year old teaching karate with kids. Sounds suspicious…you know kind of like the flamboyant man who only wants to teach the pre-k boys for gym and health class. I bet you also play “army” with your firearms making shooting noises as you roam throughout the house fascinating about what you’ll do when the time comes and how many LEO’s you’ll take out in order to protect your way of life from the “democrats”.… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

GOD’s speed Sir. I own two Benchmade knifes. They are handy and hold an edge.

Arm up, carry on.