Benchmade Knife Company Partners With WARN Industries, Inc.
Two Strong Brands Collaborate to Manufacture Quality Tools for Off-Road Enthusiasts
January 13, 2010, OREGON CITY, Ore. -- Benchmade Knife Company is proud to announce an official partnership with WARN Industries, Inc. High quality edged tools will become available in early 2010 that will deliver superior performance and provide great value for customers.
Founded in 1948, WARN Industries, Inc. is best known for their off-road products. Headquartered in Clackamas, Oregon, WARN designs, manufactures, and markets more than 600 products and accessories for off-road, industrial and commercial users.
"We are very excited about the partnership with Benchmade. Their history of producing the best knives in the world couples extremely well with WARN's industry leading off-road technology. We believe that putting these two great brands together will result in world class products and exciting new options for our combined customer base," comments John McCalla, President at WARN.
"WARN is one of the world's most recognized names in the off-road community," said Greg Mooney, President of Benchmade Knife Company. "This partnership will help expand the Benchmade brand into new markets and reach new consumers."
Four new products are set to launch in 2010 and incorporate a variety of different mechanisms, materials, and price points. They include:
Model 583-1/587-1 - Large and Small AXIS® Assist Folding Knives:
Designed for maximum utility, the 583-1 is a great folder for any situation. The tanto blade shape, AXIS® Assist locking mechanism, and machined G10 handle is sure to feel natural in the palm of your hand. Made in USA.
MSRP - 583-1 $150 satin blade; 583SBK-1 $165 black ceramic coated blade
MSRP - 587-1 $130 satin blade; 587SBK-1 $145 black ceramic coated blade
Model 9 CB-1 Utility Hook:
The new 9 CB-1 Carabineer Hook is a great accessory for any outdoorsman. This new safety cutter has the ability to cut up to ˝" diameter of rope and features a retractable safety blade cover. A carabineer clip and bottle opener completes the package. Made in USA.
MSRP- 9 CB-1 $25
Model 30110-1 Houdini AET (Automotive Escape Tool):
Be prepared for any situation that could put you or your family in harms way by always having your Houdini™ AET near by. It's the keychain that could save your life. Includes a seatbelt cutter, LED flashlight, spring-loaded glass breaker, and safety whistle.
MSRP 30110-1 $25
About Warn Industries
Warn Industries is the world's most recognized brand in off-road products such as hub locks and vehicle recovery winches. The company designs, manufactures and markets a full line of off-road equipment and accessories that enhance the performance of four-wheel-drive and powersport vehicles. Warn Industries has employees in and around Portland, Ore., Livonia, Mich., the Netherlands and Saltillo, Mexico.