Benchmade Boguszewski Spike Automatic Knife
The Phil Boguszewski designed Benchmade Spike is one of the most iconic early models in Benchmade’s history, available in both an automatic and manual version. The Benchmade Spike was a simply designed knife with a thin spearpoint almost dagger-like blade.
The blade on this Benchmade model 1000 is ATS-34 stainless steel, fully flat ground to a razor sharp edge. The aluminum handle is machined, and annodized black. At the time these knives were made, the quality is quite exceptional, however newer machining quality has improved in USA made knives.
The Butterfly logo has the old “Bali-Song” text written on it instead of the newer “Benchmade” text, and instead has Benchmade U.S.A. written underneath it. This knife was from the old days when Benchmade knives were all made in the U.S.A.
The knife handle does not offer much grip, even with the fluting in the sides, which does help some, but does not help at all with forward grip and retention, which are important with a stabbing motion, something this knife should be good at.
However, its a cool design, with a great iconic look that most people recognize and appreciate. The Benchmade Spike is a great collectors knife, and not so much an EDC knife. Like most of Benchmade’s older products, however, it does have very good fit and finish.
Blade Length: 3.625″
Overall Length: 8″
Blade Steel: ATS-34
Handle Material: T6 Aluminum