The North Fork Folder by Benchmade is a 100% American-made hunting knife built to heirloom quality at the company’s Oregon City, Oregon headquarters. Benchmade was founded in the late 1970s and has over 40 years of history making high-quality knives in the United States, the iconic butterfly logo is present on all blades made by the company.
This knife, the North Fork Folder, is made from CPM S30V steel – this is widely considered to be the best type of knife-making stainless steel in the world and it costs significantly more than standard stainless steels.
CPM S30V steel is an iron alloy that contains carbon 1.45%, chromium 14.00%, vanadium 4.00%, and molybdenum 2.00%. It’s tougher and able to be sharpened to a finer point than regular stainless steel as it contains vanadium carbides, which are harder and more effective at cutting than chromium carbides.
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