I have a Benchmade AFCK with titanium liners from a few years ago, but I haven't carried it in a long time.
I don't know if my memory of it is faulty or not, but I could swear that when I got it, it closed nice and parallel. Then I took it apart for some reason (don't even remember why, but this was at least three years ago) and now the blade is a bit closer to one handle scale when closed. I have to admit it could have been that way since the beginning, but can't swear to it.
That crookedness is the only reason I wouldn't equate the knife with, say, my Military.
Oh, and I also have a Benchmade Elishewitz Dark Star with gold titanium liners. I just took it out of a box moments ago to admire it, and it is a mighty fine knife. One of the smoothest actions on any knife I have, and gorgeous looks. The only things that are drawbacks to it are thumb stud (since I prefer the Hole) and it's a liner lock (since I'd love it to be a Compression Lock, but hey, that's a total fantasy). The blade shape is beautiful.
But it, too, is no Spyderco.
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