Auto Triage® Family

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The dynamic opposing bevel Triage packaged in high-strength aluminum with the speed and efficiency of AXIS® Auto and an automatic opening hook. Designed and manufactured in the USA with Austrian blade steel.

Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: AXIS-Automatic
Action: Automatic-opening
Blade Steel: N680 (57-59 HRC)
Blade Thickness: 0.124" (3.15mm)
Closed Length: 4.73" (12.01cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.58" (14.73mm)

Drop-point Blade Style
Blade Length: 3.58" (9.09cm)
Open Length: 8.31" (21.11cm)
Weight: 5.75oz. (163.01g)

Opposing Bevel Blade Style
Blade Length: 3.35" (8.51cm)
Open Length: 8.08" (20.52cm)
Weight: 5.58oz. (158.19g)

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A review from: Chris
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I'm very much a fan of Benchmade knives, and this one is no exception. My Auto Triage is solid and superbly built. The grips are textured enough to remain in my hand no matter how slippery they may be, but not so aggressive they chew up my pocket from inside. The opening mechanism is crisp and smooth and doesn't take too much effort to engage either.

My only issues with this knife are the finish on the blade and clip; I don't subject my tools to very hard work quite yet, but the clip is quite silver at the edges where the finish has chipped off. The blade is also showing some finish wear, even though I don't routinely cut through particularly stubborn materials.
A review from: J. Ezzo
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I love the belt cutter great for everything.
A review from: Setski
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This was a Christmas gift from my wife (I pointed her in the right direction). I spend a lot of time in and around cars for my job. I was looking for a new (grownup) knife. My wife picked me up the 9170 in black with the drop point standard blade.

I had figured it was about time for me to get something that could help me egress a vehicle, get someone else out of a vehicle, or would be a useful supplement to my IFAK (Individual First-Aid Kit) if I needed to quickly but safely remove/cut an article of clothing. By itself the knife is great, but then you add an auto-opening safety cutter, and a glass breaker. What a combination! I have to admit I was wary of spending this much cash for a knife before now. Once you've seen the difference in quality blade material and components, it's hard to think about getting a cheap knife again.

The ergonomics of the handle are great, and the blade in folded position is cleverly shaped to allow a comfortable grip when using the cutter. The G10 inlays with scales give just the right amount of grip when handling the knife. The auto release for the safety cutter is a little tight for the first few openings, but after about three months of carry it has broken in nicely. The auto Axis mechanism is awesome and the lock-up on the blade is superior.

If you spend a lot of time in vehicles or work in the military/LE/first responder world this is a great tool. Consider this: you can buy it once, or you can buy it twice, 3x, 4x, etc when you break your tool.

Only thing I could say other than it's on the pricey side (but worth it), is it is noticeably heavier than my Benchmade Casbah (4400), but that should be expected given the differences in handle materials. It's on the large side for me to carry in business casual attire in a pocket, so I tend to carry it on my ankle in a velcro pouch. Overall really fantastic product.
A review from: Albert
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I live in Texas where automatic knives are legal. As a civilian things will get interesting if I have to ever try to have warranty work done on my Auto Triage. In spite of this it is my everyday carry knife. I have that much faith in the Auto Triage's reliability.

I got an Auto Triage in case I needed it to escape a wrecked car or help someone escape a wrecked car.Okay, so the golly neato factor was an issue. However, if that was all that mattered I could have bought an Auto Bedlam instead. Thank God (your choice) I have not had to use it as a rescue tool. I have used it as a general purpose chore knife. After two years of moderate use it is still razor sharp.

I would recommend the Auto Triage for everyone who lives in a state where it is legal to do so. I would strongly suggest that anyone wanting a quality knife who also spends a lot of time in an automobile buy a Triage, auto or not, and carry it 24/7.
A review from: Joey
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Military veteran and long-time police officer - as typical of all the Benchmade knives I own, the fit and finish of this knife is superior right out of the box. While the mechanism was very tight initially, after several familiarization opening/closings of both the blade and the hook, it was sufficiently smooth - you don't want it to pop open un-expectantly anyway so starting off tight is a necessity. That being said, once activated the blade and hook lock firmly in place with a strong confirming "click" confirming by feel and sound alone that the knife is ready for business. I bought black with serrated blade - this is now my primary "go to" carry knife and I couldn't be more satisfied. My son is a deputy in Utah - I'll be getting him one soon for his birthday.
A review from: JB
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Bought this knife to carry on duty, and I couldn't ask for better. The blade arrived sharp, the action is smooth on both blade and hook, the mechanisms are solid and easy to use, and the handle provides superb grip for working with wet/greasy hands. I'm tough on my equipment and this knife holds up well. Overall great design, sturdy construction, very easy to use. Can't recommend this knife highly enough for first responders, military, search and rescue crews, etc.
A review from: Michael G
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This is my second Benchmade knife, and I must admit that I love these knives. They are top quality and will surely last a lifetime with normal care and maintenance. I already had a Harley Davidson model and now just purchased the Auto Triage. This knife is the perfect size and weight for everyday carry and is extremely durable. I will never purchase another brand. The lifetime warranty just seals the deal too. When you look at what you get for the price (a high quality knife that you will have for many, many years) you will realize that the price, although steep, is a bargain. Also, while almost everything out there is made in China, this is proudly made in the USA!
A review from: Robert
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Very impressed with this tool so far. Solidly built, high quality components and made in the USA. This is my edc for work and of duty.
A review from: akaSigFreak
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I bought the Auto Triage as my second Benchmade Knife (First was an Auto Adamas) and it is AMAZING. The Main Blade is incredible and the Seatbelt cutter is great. My only complaint is the finish on the aluminum and clip could be a little more durable. I know it's a tool, but I keep my knives in my right side pocket, don't put anything else in there, and I am not rough on my "tools". I have had 2 spots where the finish chipped and the clip shows wear easily. My Adamas is over 1 yr older and the clip on that is fine. Not sure what the difference is? The good news is it is easily touched up with Birchwood Casey Super Black Flat Black Touch-Up Pen.
A review from: Andrew
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Incredibly fast shipping especially with name ingraved. Not heavy but sturdy, durable weight. Thoroughly impressed with this purchase. Couldnt be happier with it.

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