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BLADE STYLES

MATERIALS

BLADE STEEL

Blade steel can mean the difference between one sharp cut and a thousand. There are many types of steel for your usage and can play a critical role in a knife’s performance.

CPM-S90V

Premium American made powdered steel with a uniform micro-structure that provides substantial improvements over other American made steel in wear and corrosion resistance; an excellent high-end steel.

CPM-CRUWEAR®

An air-hardenable non-stainless tool steel that has improved toughness and wear resistance over D2 steel. CPM-Cruwear has vanadium to form extremely hard vanadium carbides for edge retention along with and tungsten and molybdenum to increase the working hardness without reducing the toughness.

CPM-M4

American powdered steel is the toughest available. Able to handle virtually any task, it excels in edge retention and wear resistance but requires cleaning to keep it corrosion free as it is not stainless

HANDLE MATERIAL

Any way you want to carry, Benchmade has you covered. From weight, to grip, to corrosion resistance, choose a handle material to fit your need.

G10

An extremely durable makeup of layers of fiberglass soaked in resin, then highly compressed and baked. Impervious to moisture or liquid and physically stable under climate change. Most commonly black, but is also available in various colors.

CARBON FIBER

A contemporary premium composite of thin strands of carbon tightly woven into various weave patterns, then impregnated with resin which is most commonly clear but can be color-tinted. It offers great looks and is exceptionally strong for its minimal weight.

DYMONDWOOD®

A birch powder composite material backfilled with resin, Dymondwood® is much more resistant to environmental hardships than natural wood.

SELECTEDGE®

THE SHARPER DIFFERENCE

Our SELECTEDGE® process uses proprietary technology to achieve a carefully-engineered fine edge with ultra-precise bevel angles. Maximizing the potential of today's toughest powdered steels, SELECTEDGE® provides unparalleled sharpness and push-cut performance.

MECHANISMS

AXIS® LOCK

A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS® has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100 percent ambidextrous design, AXIS® gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar that rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega-style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS® bar itself.

AXIS® ASSIST

Easily opened, quickly and with one hand; this evolution of the AXIS® includes a spring that helps to fire the blade into the open position once the user pushes it beyond a certain point manually. The AXIS® lock also has the added benefit of “suck-back,” which encourages the blade to stay in the closed position. AXIS® Assist knives also feature integrated safety lock systems.

MONOLOCK

The monolock mechanism is basically a locking-liner on steroids. The knife liner is one in the same as the knife handle and thus it is designed and made to function as the locking mechanism. Subsequently, a thicker material is used to provide enough surface area to be a functional handle and in turn creates a larger surface area to lock the blade with. If executed properly, the monolock design rates very highly in strength and function.

NAK-LOK®

Built from the framework of the locking-liner with some innovative updates. The lock engages using tensile strength, compared to the compression hold of more traditional locking-liners. With the Nak-Lok®, the possibility of personal injury is greatly reduced with the opening finger never crossing the blade's path.

NITROUS

Another patented Benchmade exclusive, the Nitrous boosts the blade with ease. As the blade is closed, the two torsion arms that run the length of the handle liners are secured in place and make contact with the blade tang. As tensioned against the blade tang, the user rotates the blade open to a 30-degree angle, the torsion arms take over and continue the blade opening process on its own. The huge advantage to the Nitrous design over other similar concepts is that the blade must be rotated open to beyond a 30-degree angle which offers added user control.

BALI-SONG®

As much an art form as it is the ultimate example of form following function. The Bali-Song, or butterfly knife, is of Filipino ancestry dating back to nearly AD 800. Its basic form consists of a pin-hinged, two-piece handle which when closed encases the blade for carry. Opening and closing can be accomplished with a single hand, making the tool that much more utility capable.

AXIS® AUTOMATIC

Auto AXIS® — Strong, reliable, fast, and AXIS® lock through and through, this locking mechanism fires the blade open 100% mechanically when the AXIS® bar is pulled downwards. Auto AXIS® also features integrated safety mechanisms and the added safety of “suck-back.”

AXIS® DUAL-ACTION AUTOMATIC

Dual-action knives come in multiple forms, but only one group features the strength and ambidextrous versatility of the AXIS® lock. The AXIS® dual-action automatic mechanism allows the user to open the knife like a regular AXIS®, but there's a secret. Pull the AXIS® bar further down in its stroke and a spring takes over and fires the blade automatically.

PUSH-BUTTON AUTOMATIC

Push the button and the blade fires into the open position. Our push-button mechanisms are not only fast and convenient, they are extremely strong. Most also feature integrated safety mechanisms.

AMBIDEXTROUS PUSH-BUTTON AUTOMATIC

While push-button automatics have traditionally been single sided, Benchmade also has ambidextrous push- button autos that feature push-buttons on both sides. This mechanism is also available in assisted-opening.

OUT-THE-FRONT (OTF) AUTOMATIC

Our OTF mechanisms are mechanical masterpieces. Slide the lock button towards the top and the blade fires straight out. Pull the button back to the bottom and the blade returns to the handle.

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