Review: Benchmade Grizzly Creek Folding Knife w/ Gut Hook “Hunter’s Helper” Model 15060-2

The Grizzly Creek was introduced in 2014 as the flagship of Benchmade’s Hunt line. In this review I consider this folding knife’s unique features, quality materials, and share my experiences using the knife as a hunter. I begin to draw some conclusions about this complex but quality knife. Does the knife rise to the occasion as a great hunting knife as its $165 price seems to demand? The Grizzly Creek isn’t for everyone (including lefties, one thing I forgot to mention in the video!), but I foresee it successfully filling an meaningful and long-lasting role for sportsmen.

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Specifications:
Overall Length:7.84″
Blade Length:3.50″
Blade Thickness:0.12″
Blade Material:S30V
Hardness:58-60 RC
Blade Style:Drop Point
Blade Grind:Flat
Blade Finish:Satin/Stonewash
Edge Type:Plain
Handle Length:4.34″
Handle Thickness:0.56″
Handle Material:Dymondwood
Handle Color:Brown
Liner Material:Stainless Steel
Weight:4.76 oz.
User:Right Hand
Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
Knife Type:Manual
Opener:Thumb Stud
Lock Type:AXIS
Model:15060-2

Comments

flythesky3000 says:

Real meat to your presentation. You are a writer I’m sure as your words are well composed.

nathan rubio says:

A recurve….sharpening nightmare.

Chris Moore says:

I’ve owned this knife since earlier this year. I took it elk hunting with me, but alas! I came up empty handed. That being said, I have carried it as a EDC blade just to use it and familiarize myself with it. So far, besides it being pretty bulky in contrast with my usual EDC knife (Kershaw Leek D2) I haven’t found anything to complain about. I love that the Axis Lock gives you one-handed deployment AND closing. That doesn’t matter much in the field, but is invaluable (to me) in an EDC knife.

Thank you for your thorough review.

ogenmatic says:

Excellent presentation & practical input. It’s on my consideration-list for a gift to my son.

Chris Hutchins says:

good self defense blade

Tx Thumper says:

its basically a hunting oriented triage. good review, its nice to see a reviewer that uses knives for their intended purpose (butchering game), and not just cutting cardboard

TheLake1963 says:

thanks for the review

TWO THE POINT says:

thumbs up for saying dick clip!

Dom san says:

Checked out a bunch of benchmade knives today and though they weren’t really my style I could see and feel the quality. I’m a Kershaw guy and carry two of them everyday but the grizzly creek is probably the one benchmade that really appealed to me! I don’t got the money for it now but I’ll get it in time.

Daniel Heller says:

Black dick clip….
Great review, put this blade in my head again.

Josh Caple says:

I’ve had this knife for about a year now it’s my edc. the edge retention is amazing I’ve only needed to sharpen it about 4 times and takes an edge very easily. if I know a person is a knife guy I recommend it immediately as it is a really good knife

stuart myers says:

nice review i own both the grizzly creek and the north fork for abt a year. the north fork is for me a better knife and more well rounded as i use it also as an EDC. . i am one of the guy who break springs on a regular basis. (think it just powerful hand from years of very hard work”fisherman”). but one should mention the pocket clip is only right handed,

Tex Ex says:

Great vid. Why would the knife not work well for a lefty? I’m an lefty in the market for a folding hunting knife. Any thoughts, i do like the north fork by benchmade.

Jim Cyr says:

Good breakdown

KnifeTex says:

Outstanding. You really outdid yourself on this production. Bravo!

Enoc Cruz says:

Great review, I have been considering getting one of these, but call me old school because I keep reaching for my old Buck.

legendzfall says:

You had me at “dick clip.” Sold.

Chief Bradley says:

Great review. Thanks

Kengi V says:

I’m lefty and i don’t have any issue with it so it’s for some lefty people

Martellus says:

What a great review!

R Dixon says:

a recurve is not a challenge to sharpen if you know how to do it. If you use a flat stone simply use the corner of the stone.

sneekerstattoo says:

Great review thanks for sharing.

Jack Holt says:

Great, thorough review. I like that you talk about actually using it for butchering a deer, which is what I’d want it for.

Wytch says:

Your video read like an essay, thank you for the incredibly detailed review! I really appreciate that you approached the knife from so many different perspectives; it’s extremely helpful for those of us who don’t have much experience with “nice” knives like Benchmades. I am trying to decide between the North Fork, the Grizzly Creek, and the Crooked River for my first.

efromhb says:

Great review!

Rusty Shackleford says:

I have one of the first production ones. Its definitely a great knife, especially nice somebody found a good way to put a guthook on a knife without putting it on the blade itself. However, I had to send the knife back to BM to replace the omega springs (which they did for free) and they’ll sharpen it up also.

S30v is a pain to freehand sharpen, along with the recurve and I do worry a little bit about the scales on the side of the guthook. Other than that, its a fantastic knife.

Iliescu Benyamin says:

what is the name of the knife at 9:24 ?

MrThall7 says:

Does the gut hook ever come lose? worried about it slipping out when hiking and hunting

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