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About the product
Much like its popular predecessor, the 698 offers gent-styling in a larger overall profile, translating to improved handling and all-around utility. Made in USA.

Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: AXIS
Action: Manual-opening
Blade Steel: CPM-20CV (59-61 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.24" (8.23cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.137" (3.48mm)
Open Length: 7.32" (18.59cm)
Closed Length: 4.14" (10.52cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.56" (14.224mm)
Weight: 3.58oz. (101.49g)

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A review from: Darren
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The Foray is a great knife, great quality and handling. I would definitely purchase again, no regrets. Always wish the price was lower; however, I would choose quality over price any day! This thing fits perfectly in my jean pockets with the deep carry clip. The best carry knife I've ever found. Incredibly sharp, like a razor. Nicely done Benchmade, count me as a fan!!!
A review from: Albert
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This is my first Benchmade knife and my first for EDC, personal defense. After inspecting and handling several knives, Benchmade and other brands, at a local sporting goods store, the Foray stood out. Some were slimmer and more stylish, but none could match the Foray's solid construction, especially blade thickness and quick single-handed opening; the AXIS system is simple and reliable for deployment and lock-up. A subtle feature of this drop point is the slightly serpentine shape of the blade edge to enhance slicing. The only complaint, mentioned in another review, is that the handle is a tad short for my XXL hands, but that's quibling. For unobtrusive EDC, this is one serious knife and ideal for its intended purpose.
A review from: Jim
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I've been carrying a 3551 Mini-Stimulus for my EDC. My other EDC is a Volli, nitrogen assist, just a little bit bigger and blueprints non blue jeans.
Then the Foray came today.
The blade scares me. I mean, I am as scared by this blade as I am by my Infidel, maybe even my Auto Adamas, because the CPM-20 CV is going to hold an incredible edge for an incredibly long time. I had to send my stimulus in because I have been using it when fishing and gave it a horrible beating, but, hey, it's what I had to use. I'll tuck it away and go with the Foray. It is just incredible weight, sharpness, appearance and balance. Once again, Benchmade knocks it out of the park.
A review from: Matt
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I purchased the Foray as my first EDC Benchmade. At first sight, my first thought, "Wow." Then I opened it. This was my first Benchmade ever, though I'm almost sixty and live a life of knives, I was genuinely impressed in a good way. The Axis lock superb, the smooth operation excellent. The attention to detail on the actuation button, and the pivot screw head are quite pleasant.

The drop point blade is extremely sharp and the shape exquisite. A nice thick blade which should prove very tough. The CPM-20-CV steel holds an amazing edge. I've not sharpened it yet, but am prepared to take some time.

I know it to be a great whittling knife. The handle, a bit too short for my hand to grip naturally, but thick enough to grip well.

I carried it for some time and then purchased a 940 Osborne. I will keep the Foray, though its beefier handle affects clip carry comfort. It is an amazingly functional blade with captivating design.

I would buy the knife again, but likely not as an everyday carry. It's worth the price, especially if your hand fits the handle well.

A review from: Jeremy
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Great knife, I was looking at a replacement or a supplement to my 943 which is my EDC. Only problem I have is the clip isnt as tight and does not touch the body of the knife. I worry I am going to loose it. I might have to send it in to get looked at.
A review from: Justin
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I got the 698 Foray for Christmas and absolutely love it. It is an overbuilt (in a good way) Gentleman's folder. The Foray has the perfect combination of toughness and class. It is very easy to open/close (one handed with axis lock), is extremely sharp, and has a relatively deep clip. Until now, I have EDC either a CRKT M16 (casual dress) or Mcusta MC-5 Damascus (slacks and tie), which are both great. The 698 fits both contexts, and I like it the most.
A review from: John
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Benchmade hit another home run with this one, solid lock up and easy to deploy. I really appreciate the axis lock on this design, there was no skimping On the details for this blade, good job Bemchmade 2016 is looking great already

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