A well-made firearm is useful in a lot of different situations, but it can’t do everything. Even the most wildly unique gun still serves only one purpose—shooting a bullet at a target at a distance. Its utility as a multi-purpose tool is narrow, and in close quarters situations even its self-defense capabilities become constrained as an attacker can close in before you even draw.

In times like these, what you need is a dependable, well-made knife—and Second Amendment Sports has just what you’re looking for.

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A Blade of Every Shape

It seems nowadays that every gun show features innumerable display cases of knives of every imaginable construction—fixed blades, flip blades, serrated edges, blunt tips, hooks, and anything else you could imagine. But often it’s hard to know what quality to expect from these, and each vendor seems to have their own focus, be it self-defense knives or hunting knives. The product is scattered among many sellers and you take what you find when you find it. If only you could have the benefit of a stable, centralized collection to make comparison simple.

Second Amendment has just such a collection. We stock every kind of knife you could think of for every potential purpose. Every knife is a well-crafted piece, coming from manufacturers that we’ve vetted as putting out quality work. We enforce high standards for materials as well as construction to offer only those brands we’re willing to stand behind.

One such brand and a highlight of our selection is Benchmade Knives. For over twenty-five years, Benchmade has crafted top-of-the-line knives for the clients including elite backcountry hunters and special operations units, and the rigorous standards they demand of their products shows in big ways, producing a vast array of options suited to any task. These high quality knives come with the confidence of knowing it was Made in America.

Materials & Construction

One might think that a knife blade is made from steel and that’s all there is to it, but that’d be doing a disservice to Benchmade and the lengths to which they go to provide the optimum product for any customer: they offer no less than eleven distinct premium-grade steel alloys for their blades. These vary in edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance, so that you can get the blade best fitted to your intended use for your knife.

The handle materials, too, are held to the same standards. Seven different aerospace-grade materials including carbon fiber, Santoprene, and titanium, all offer various qualities including durability, flexibility, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability. For every job and every environment, there’s a perfect combination of materials available.

Believe it or not, the forms of the knives themselves vary even more than the materials they’re made from.

Logo of The Benchmade Knife Company
Logo of Heckler & Koch GmbH

There are fixed blades, and then there are eleven different mechanisms for opening and closing a knife. There are hunting knives for harvesting your kill in the field, and there are tactical knives for self-defense, and there are survival and rescue knives with all sorts of features for emergency situations. Whether you’re looking for just a simple knife for everyday use or a tanto for hacking through thick jungle growth, you’re covered, and even within these categories there’s more variance in blade length, shape, and finish.

And if there’s such a massive degree of choice within just one brand we stock, imagine having our full selection at your disposal—there’s no way there wouldn’t be an ideal knife for you here, just waiting to be picked up.

Contact Info


Second Amendment Sports
3705 W Elm St
McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 385-5522
Monday-Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 6pm

About Us


Second Amendment Sports is a one-stop shop for all firearm-related needs for everyone from novice to expert. We aim to deliver a complete range of services to address your needs all in one place—and our aim is pretty good.

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