Benchmade 202 Leuku Bushcraft Knife Review
The Benchmade 202 Leuku is a tough bushcraft knife. The knife design follows the traditional Leuku style. The traditional Leuku knife is from Scandinavia. It is a multipurpose tool for use in the great outdoors. There, people use it for activities like bushcraft, as well as for hunting. But it performs well for various other smaller jobs in and around the house. The Benchmade 202 Leuku is a very modern interpretation of this classic.
This Benchmade 202 Leuku is a larger version of the well-known Benchmade Puukko.
Benchmade 202 Leuku Handle
Benchmade has spared no effort in ensuring the Leuku is one of their most long-lasting knives. The handle of a traditional Leuku is typically made of wood. Benchmade chose Santorpen for this knife. This is a synthetic material that stands up well to rough handling. Additionally, it has a very pleasant feeling in the hand. It maintains its ability to provide a comfortable grip even when wet. The handle has a smooth surface with a light texture, contributing to this.
Benchmade 202 Leuku Blade
For the blade, Benchmade opted for CPM S3V steel. And they did so for a good reason. This type of steel is currently one of the toughest and most robust types of steel on the market. And as a result, it is an excellent choice for undertaking demanding responsibilities. But not only this, the steel maintains its sharpness and is not too difficult to hone as well. You should be aware, that CPM 3V is not made only of stainless steel. Long-term exposure to salt, acid, and/or moisture can cause discoloration. If you are unlucky, even rusting on the surface. But, these are all things that, with normal use and a bit of maintenance, will not be a problem at all.
A Scandi edge is usually added to traditional Leukus to complete the look. Benchmade has opted for a grind that is almost the same for this particular model. There is an extra slicing edge at the very tip.
A sheath made of solid leather ships with the Benchmade 202 Leuku. So that you can transport it without risk wherever you go. The sheath comes with a large belt loop as well as a second belt loop that has a hole in it. There is a loop at the side of the sheath for stowing away a firesteel.
The Benchmade 202 Leuku is Made in the USA.
|Blade Length:||5.19 inches | 13.18 centimeter|
|Blade Thickness:||0.14 inches | 3.556 centimeter|
|Open Length:||9.69 inches | 24.61 centimeter|
|Handle Thickness:||0.8 inches | 20.32 centimeter|
|Weight:||5.31 ounce | 150.54 gram|
|Sheath Weight:||3.04 ounce | 86.18 gram|