We found a batch of Bench Mark Rolox IIs that were made over 20 years ago, along with the original Zytel belt sheaths. The blade slides forward and locks, with thumb pressure, and you can automatically open the blade while you're taking this knife from its sheath! The blade lock is positive and releases smoothly with thumb pressure. Both sides of the handle are checkered at the blade end for an improved grip, and both sides of the handle and the front of the Zytel sheath are marked with the “Hunting Classics/Bench Mark Knives” logo. The Zytel sheath has a belt clip. (There were no boxes with these Rolox IIs.)
The Rolox II was invented by Blackie Collins and made at the Bench Mark factory in Gastonia, North Carolina, after R.B. Jenkins bought the Bench Mark trademarks and designs back from Gerber. This Rolox II was made before Bench Mark closed its doors in 1997. We learned from an insider that these knives required a lot of hand work and were notoriously difficult to make – there were only three craftsmen in the factory who could make them properly! US patent No. US5511311. May have very light, minor scuffing from storage.
- Closed: 4-1/4"
- Overall: 7-1/8"
- Blade: 2-3/4"