Emissary® 3.5 Family

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Anodized machined aluminum handles and the patented AXIS® assist mechanism make this Warren Osborne knife a fantastic choice of every day carry or as a trail companion. Made in USA.
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    This knife was purchased to replace my 707 Sequel, that I LOVED.
    I was super disappointed to find out that Benchmade stopped selling the 707 Sequel. I've had 2 of them and was getting ready to purchase my 3rd one when I discovered that they had been discontinued. The 707 Sequel was thin, lightweight and I loved the aluminum handle because it made it easy to slide the knife in and out of my pocket since I prefer not to use the clip.

    After I crying myself to sleep a few nights, at the loss of the Sequel, I emailed Benchmade and asked them to help me find something close to the help fill the void left by my 707 Sequel. They recommended the Emissary 3.5 based on the overall size, handle thickness and weight preferences I gave them. I was a little skeptical that this would be THE knife but, I decided to give it a shot. So far, this has turned out to be a great knife. It took a little getting used to because it feels noticeably different in my hand and the blade profile was more sleek. I kept worrying that I would break it because I am pretty hard on my EDC. I use my knife as a tool and therefore, I'm willing to pay more to ensure that I get a quality, dependable knife. I have been carrying the Emissary for the past 3 months and I believe that I have finally found an acceptable EDC knife to fill the void in my soul left by my beloved 707 Sequel.

    This knife is a little more expensive than the Sequel was but, given the decent quality stainless steel blade material (CPM-S30V) and the aluminum bolsters, I think it's worth the money.

    I would recommend this knife as an acceptable alternative for someone looking to replace their 707 Sequel or for someone that wants a quality EDC knife but doesn't want it to be big and bulky in their pocket.
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    Feels solid in your hand
    4th Benchmade knife I own. Started with an older Griptillian, than a newer Griptillian, a solid Dive knife and now the Emissary. As much as I love Benchmade, I have to say that the feel of the Griptillian grips are cheap. I love the blade and Axis lock design, but those grips... So I really didn't NEED the Emissary but the idea of a solid aluminum grip really excited me. The feel in your hand is so solid. Blade is razor sharp and the assist is awesome! The only trouble I have is that when the assist opens it hits the stop with such force that it sticks open. I do not care...deployment is most important. Who cares if you have an additional 1-2 seconds to put it away when it may have just saved your life. The Emissary is now my EDC and the Griptillian has been downgraded to my backup. Emissary=Bacon...ruined all other knives! Thanks Benchmade, Bravo Zulu
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    Great knife
    Have owned this knife and carried every day for about 3 years now. Have no issues other than the auto going out after a pretty bad spill. Handle is extremely comfortable and intuitive to use even after losing the initial grippiness. Pocket clip I didn’t have an issue with until I snag it on something and bent it never replaced however as I’m not really a fan of clips anyway. Price is a bit high for other knives of similar quality, however, I’ve always been a benchmade fan since getting issued my first in the army.
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    Great knife
    Have owned this knife and carried every day for about 3 years now. Have no issues other than the auto going out after a pretty bad spill. Handle is extremely comfortable and intuitive to use even after losing the initial grippiness. Pocket clip I didn’t have an issue with until I snag it on something and bent it never replaced however as I’m not really a fan of clips anyway. Price is a bit high for other knives of similar quality, however, I’ve always been a benchmade fan since getting issued my first in the army.
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    Emissary Review
    Felt great in my hand, intuitive opening and close. Have XL size hand. Blade stayed secure after 5 month of heavy use and locked up securely. The top 1/4" of blade started to chip at the blade edge after a 3 months. The clip was poor and after
    2 months had a tendency to fall out of my pocket when sitting down. I lost the knife after 5 months because of the bad clip.
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    Awkward
    I don't have abnormally large hands but I find this knife awkward to deploy. It has been sent back once for excessive side to side knife play and it still is poor from that standpoint. My mini Barrage is a much better knife from a tight tolerance point of view. Over all not very impressed with it, it's not my every day carry knife.
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    A couple of years on, great knife
    I thought that after using this knife for a few years, a follow-up review might be in order. Let's see... Blade is still centered perfectly, holds an edge like a great white shark holds prey, sharpens easily, and still deploys and locks up with authority. Those are the things I love about this knife. What do I dislike? The handle could be grippier,and the only other problem is the ambidextrous thumb stud. I finally had to file about 75% of the right side stud off so it wouldn't snag my big hand on opening. Still, I love this knife?
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    Outstanding
    This knife was the first Benchmade I ever purchased (Blue) and still my favorite out of all of them. It’s absolutely beautiful and it’s the total package.
    I’d highly recommend this knife to anyone who is looking for a high quality assisted knife with awesome steel.
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    What a blade, a knife to pass on to your sons.
    I have always been a huge Benchmade fan, I was introduced from my brother. My first benchmade purchase as the axis flipper, I carried this knife everywhere, everyday for about 6 months, I put my flipper to many tests, some I expected to failed, but it never did. Wanting to put it into retirement, and make my first step up in the collection, I chose the emissary 3.5 inch, aqua blue, with serrations. When I first opened the box, it had been carefully packed, and beautiful presented. I instantly slipped on my Benchmade lanyard, and made it a piece of art. The locking mechanism has more detail to it than I thought, with a gear like design, that I did not see in the initial picture. The spring assist blade lock is stiff and strong, and sounds with a satisfying pop. One issue I had with my Axis Flipper was the pocket clip bent and seemed weak, it need to be taken off and fixed periodically, this clip seems durable, and easier to work with. I thought the spring assist safe would look and feel cheesy, but it's actually class and adds an unique feature to the blade. I would give this knife a 10 out of 10, and if the price is stopping you, stop, buy the knife, it is 100% worth it. Some people say the aluminum anodized coating is too slick, I would have to disagree, my knife seemed to have a better initial grip than my Axis Flipper, which I thought was extremely slick, until 3 weeks in approximately. This is one of my favorite knives I have ever held, let
    the alone owned, and it will bE my EDC for a very very long time.
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    Great Knife
    I have multiple knives I rotate into and out of my EDC, depending on dress (business, uniform or casual) and my mood in the morning. The Emissary has been in heavy rotation since I received it. The model I have the aqua with no serrations. First the negative, there is just something about the anodized aluminum that is like fingernails on a chalkboard whenever I first have a knife, not sure what it is or if it is (likely) just me. Once I carried for about a week, the coating smoothed out and I now have no issues handling the knife. On th plus side, the size length is perfect for my needs and bonus, is legal where I carry it. The edge itself is SHARP with a needle fine tip which has been used for some fine cutting already. Of course with a fine tip this is not a knife you want to use as a ad hoc pry bar. The assist is solid and the blade deploys with a satisfying snap. The blade lock is a nice addition but I rarely employ it. All in all a great knife and I'm happy I made the purchase.

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