Lazarus Project: Rebuilt Benchmade 970SBT

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Ever had that knife you just loved, but it broke? The knife that saw you through more than a few adventures, helped you out of a jam or six, was just always there for on great fishing or hunting trips. I did, and after years of the parts just sitting in a box, I had this Benchmade 970SBT (the Benchmade version of the CQC7) rebuilt like the  $6 Million Dollar Man….made it faster, stronger and better. Rebuilt by veteran knife pimper Nathawut Petchkong (aka Nath), my old blade was fitted with a custom Emerson style handle, including a full Ti backspacer. It once again finds its way into my pocket most days, on duty or off.

Here is a quick tabletop review of one of my favorite blades.

Breach Bang Clear Tabletop Review - Nath Benchmade 970 SBT - Emerson CQC 7 - Jake Bush

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While it’s not always easy to find knives like this now, it’s not impossible. There are lots of Benchmade knives on Amazon, at Brownells, and at KnifeArt.com. There are many Emersons on KnifeArt.com and  Amazon as well.

More to the point, there are several 970SBTs on eBay too!

Brownells (@brownellsinc) is online, obviously, but they also have their own Prime Tactical section; if you’re impatient, as those of us here at Breach-Bang-Clear HQ so often are, then check out the Amazon Outfitters Brownells Aisle

Church it up with Brownells Blaster Bits - every possible piece and part.

 

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Jake Bush

Jake is a LEO down Georgia-Florida way. Jake describes himself thusly: I’m a small town deputy sheriff. I’m not special forces, I’m not SWAT, I’m not metro with LAPD or a homicide detective with the NYPD. I’m basically a problem solver. Everyday I handle calls from the mundane car in the roadway, to the worst calls for service, and everything in between. What I write will be from this perspective because I have no other. I hope something I write helps you.” Jake has been a night-shifter for years, and a cop for over a decade and a half. Despite an uncanny resemblance to Peter Griffin (especially when he’s in his uniform shirt), we really like him. In fact, we count ourselves lucky to have him aboard.


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