July 25, 2011, OREGON CITY, Ore. – The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence presented its 2011 Knife of the Year Award to Benchmade Knife Company for the model 915 Triage™. The awards were presented during the Shooting Industry Masters event on July 22 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This was the 20 anniversary of the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence.
"The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence Knife of the Year award is extremely meaningful to Benchmade," says Les de Asis, CEO and Founder of Benchmade Knife Company. "We are very honored to receive this award because it not only recognizes our high-quality American-made products, but also the dedication and hard work of our employees."
The 915 Triage™ is an excellent utility tool, featuring a folding knife, a safety hook and a carbide tip glass breaker. Built with Benchmade’s patented AXIS® locking mechanism, this knife uses N680 corrosion resistant blade steel and has textured G10 handle scales available in orange or black. It’s the first time ever that Benchmade has manufactured a multi-functional tool. Unlike any other product in the Benchmade line, this tool offers multiple uses and variations. For more information on the 915 Triage, please visit: www.benchmade.com/915
Benchmade has won Knife of the Year for three consecutive years and eleven times since 1998 when the category was introduced. Previous Benchmade Knife of the Year winners include 741 Onslaught® (2010), 585 Mini-Barrage® (2009), 610 Rukus® (2006), 425 Gravitator® (2005), 921 Switchback® (2003), 556 Mini-Griptilian® (2002), 690 Elishewitz (2001), 720 Mel Pardue (2000), 710 McHenry & Williams (1999), and the 910 Stryker® (1998). For more information on previous winners, please visit: www.benchmade.com/shooting_
For a recap of all winners at the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence, please visit: www.shootingindustry.com