Auto Triage® Family - Automatic Knives
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.
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Posted onAXIS Lock MalfunctionI absolutely love this knife, however I noticed that mine will open with moderate pressure when the AXIS lock on the back is supposed to be engaged, which then prevents the AXIS mechanism from sliding upward entirely (failing to lock the blade in the open position). If I disengage the AXIS lock on the back (as it is designed) and open the blade, then the AXIS lock performs as it should an the knife does not close without pulling the AXIS down.
I feel like the AXIS lock on the back of the hilt is not long enough to properly function and properly prevent the blade from opening.
Posted onNot up to past benchmade quality.I bought this knife as a service technician who regularly needs a stout, sharp, dependable blade. I am in and out of a vehicle, up and down, most of the day. I have owned over 6 Benchmade knives including the AFO II, Stryker Auto, Rift Auto, and 3 other non autos. This knife is a let down. The blade doesn't hold an edge very long, it is more difficult to sharpen, the belt clip is lackluster, and I have had the safety cutter deploy multiple times without purposeful opening. One was in my back pocket which could have wrecked my fingers if I had been more hurried to remove it from my pants. I have dropped it about one inch from my hand to a formica counter at my days end, and the drop caused the cutter to deploy. I no longer carry this knife because I have lost confidence in its quality, and function. I can't even sell it because who wants to buy a used, hard to sharpen, unpredictable $300 pocket knife? I have been very pleased with the fit and finish of all my other Benchmades, maybe this one is a lemon, but I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars more to find out.
Posted onDon't start shift without it.A great knife with a useful belt cutter. Extremely well made and durable. I carry it every shift.
Posted onPerfect knife for EDCAfter years of abuse in the military with two deployments overseas, and currently 3 years as my go to knife wile in law enforcement, I can honestly say this knife is hands down the best knife for EDC. Carries nicely in the pocket without snagging, the knife stays extremely sharp, does not corrode, and the safety cutter has been used countless times in cutting people free from locked seatbelts in crashes to cutting zip tie restraints. Thank you benchmade for making a great knife that continues to work flawlessly after years of abuse. You wont find me without this in the right front pocket.
Posted onGreat knife for fire service personnelI've had this knife for almost 4 years and I have used it while on shift at the FD and at home. It has handled everything I have throw at it with no issues. I've had to sharpen it a few times but this is due to the nature of work I'm putting it thru.It works when I need it and it has never let me down. I really like this knife.
On the down side, the knife is a bit heavy for EDC but then again I don't think Benchmade intended it to be EDC.
Posted onExcellent KnifeI'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.
Posted onFantastic KnifeI love the belt cutter great for everything.
Posted onFantastic knife with extrasThis 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.
Posted onThis is my EDCI 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.
Posted onSuperior CraftsmanshipMilitary 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.