Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990 (originally founded in California in 1988). By tapping into the custom knife makers' knowledge and combining it with their own manufacturing expertise, Benchmade has evolved into a company which is more readily able to offer more contemporary knife designs and innovations to the knife users. Consecutive years of aggressive growth led to the next logical step in 1996 when Benchmade moved into its own 35,000 sq. ft. facility. A contemporary styled building complete with all of the modern equipment and amenities necessary to manufacture what has become recognized as a higher standard of specialty cutlery. Today, Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users which includes law enforcement, emergency/rescue and military personnel. The philosophy at Benchmade is simple - "Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade".