Volume 26, Number 2 February/March 2018


The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence (SIAE) recently presented its 2011 Knife of the Year award to Oregon-based Benchmade Knife Company, for Benchmade’s Model 915 Triage. The award, along with several others from the SIAE, was presented during the Shooting Industry Masters event on July 22 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The 915 Triage is Benchmade’s first foray into multi-tools; judging by the accolades it’s received, it likely won’t be the last.

"The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence Knife of the Year award is extremely meaningful to Benchmade,” said Benchmade CEO and founder Les de Asis. "We are very honored to receive this award because it not only recognizes our highquality American-made products, but also the dedication and hard work of our employees.”

The 915 Triage is a versatile utility tool, and features a folding knife, a safety hook and a carbide-tip glass breaker. Built with Benchmade’s patented AXIS locking mechanism, the knife uses N680 corrosion-resistant blade steel and has textured G10 handle scales available in orange or black.

The 915 Triage also happens to be the first multi-functional tool ever produced by Benchmade.

Benchmade has won the Knife of the Year award for the last three consecutive years, and 11 times since 1998, when the category was first introduced. Prior Benchmade award winners include the 741 Onslaught (2010), 585 Mini-Barrage (2009) and 610 Rukus (2006).