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About the product
A simple yet modern take on a classic gentleman's knife.

Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: Slip-joint
Action: Manual-opening
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Blade Length: 2.86" (7.26cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.090" (2.286mm)
Open Length: 6.69" (16.99cm)
Closed Length: 3.85" (9.78cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.40" (10.16mm)
Weight: 2.32oz. (66.0g)

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Blade Edge Plain
Blade Finish/Color Satin
Clip Type No Clip
Clip Position N/A
Glass Breaker No
Lanyard Hole Yes
MOLLE Compatible No
Sheath Type No
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A review from: Houston
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I originally purchased the red handled version which I liked very much but wanted a better grip on it, I thought I had lost it at one point and so I decided to purchase the micarta handle version. To me the micarta is the better of the two but once I found my red handle I was glad to have both either way you go it’s a great knife for the price although I do agree with another reviewer that I’d like to see it with the option for a better steel quality blade.
A review from: Andrew
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I've owned a few modern slipjoints, but none are as easy to disassemble and maintain as the proper. I really like the fact that the screws use the same size tool, and having the blade run on phosphor bronze washers is a huge plus. The blade stock is nice and thin, and s30v is a pretty good material- certainly better than most other slipjoints on the market, though I do wish it was offered in 20cv. Speaking of 'druthers, the stock on the blade is thin but the grind is pretty thick. The swedge on mine was also not ground symmetrically- Benchmade is apparently still experiencing quality control issues. Sloppy grinding aside, the blade came centered, the design is good, the blade steel is okay, I really like the handle material, and I'm enjoying the knife. I'd buy it again if it was offered in a better steel and/or with a thinner grind.
A review from: Moepoe
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Great blade, good simple operation, super sharp and nicely sized. I got this on clearance with the reddish handle, which isn't so stunning, but it's still a nice basic knife.
A review from: Philip
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I am in love with this knife. The Green canvas is beautiful and the blade is perfect.

I love the sheepsfoot blade profile. I have replaced my usual edc knives with this one. I've even thought about buying a second one. Maybe some time soon.

If Benchmade would do one for me with a blue or blue/black micarta I'd buy one right now!

Totally recommend this knife!
A review from: Jason
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I have several benchmades, the micarda proper is my new favorite edc. Been looking for a pocket edc with these specs so when this knife came out knew it was a must have!
A review from: Archer1981
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I thoroughly enjoy slipjoint knives (I own numerous W.R.Case Knives)but I have always been looking for something reasonably priced with a good stainless. This knife is simply superb. I know that there are a lot of mixed reviews out on Youtube, however I strongly dissagree with anyone who dislikes this knife. I think between the tolerances, materials used and overall function it's amazing. The spring tension is perfect, could it be improved on...sure a little. However show me another slipjoint that has a plunge grind and sharpen-ability along the entire blade like this one does... I think the blade design is phenomenal... even though my opinion is that it's not a 100% true sheepsfoot... if you look at the grind... the blade does sweep a little making it a blend between a sheepsfoot and a spear point in my opinion... but.. definitely an amazing knife, great feel, great action... I love the walk and talk of it... GO AND GET ONE!
A review from: Scott
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I just purchased my Proper 30 minutes ago and that was based on online reviews. I know Benchmade as I have several in my collection.I can't wait to put it thru it's paces. The quality is fantastic(it's a Benchmade!), the cost is great, and it's what I've been itching to see Benchmade come up with for a long time. As a maintenance worker in a local hospital, I'm always nervous to pull out my assisted open knives as they freak the staff and patients out as it's deployed. Now I have something I can carry that is more hospital friendly. Thank you to all that wrote positive and negative reviews to help me decide upon a wonderful Benchmade product!