Anthem® Family

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About the product
The first ever single piece, billet titanium AXIS knife. Queue the music. Made in USA.

Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: AXIS®
Action: Manual-opening
Blade Steel: CPM-20CV (59-61 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.50" (8.89cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.112" (2.845mm)
Open Length: 8.06" (20.47cm)
Closed Length: 4.56" (11.58cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.43" (10.922mm)
Weight: 3.66oz. (103.76g)

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A review from: Cadence
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I have sworn by benchmade knives for years and I have always had my eye on this knife. I never pulled the trigger because of the price tag but my girlfriend got it for me for my birthday and I was thrilled. This knife feels phenomenal in the hand, impressively light but very strong, I love how simple yet perfect the design is. It is just a beautiful knife. The only problem lies in the blade. The blade of mine was off center, about on the 2/3 mark between the sides of the handle. I thought that was crazy that a knife this expensive could have this flaw when other cheaper benchmade knives I have never had this issue. I emailed the company and they were helpful as they always have been but I was told that the factory regulations say the blade must be within the middle third. I went to a gun shop to compare it to another Anthem and found that the one the shop had was too far the other direction and the blade was sharpened very unevenly. I absolutely love this knife but for a knife thats $500 I am surprised that any flaws are present, let alone these ones. Bottom line is that it is a great knife but pick it up IN STORE so you can look at a few and choose a good one.
A review from: Emmitt
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I had carried a 940 for a couple of years and I got used to the simple quality and sharpness. I the went on a pack trip and it slipped out. I didn’t have the money yet to purchase a new one. I carried a variety of different knives and none compared. When I bought the anthem I immediately noticed a huge step up in quality. The only thing I would change is I would like the pocket clip to exit quickly. It sometimes hangs in the seam of my jeans. Overall very nice product. I would like to see a gold class anthem, along with a black class.
A review from: Poe
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I've owned Benchmades for over 10 years now. I started with the 940 and have tried 10+ since then. Some knives came close to passing the 940 as my favorite but I always came back to it. I ended up owning 4 of them in all flavors. I even had a custom carbon fiber with a Damascus blade. It was my go to for shotgunning beers and my EDC. My only complaint ever about it was that it was a little too thin and small to fit in my hand. I purchased the Anthem thinking it would be another cool titanium knife that would just end up in my drawer. As soon as I held it, it reminded me of the 940. Except it fit perfect. Never mind the looks. To me that's just personal preference that can just change over time. But everything else to me is what makes this knife great.The shape of the blade is far more useful than the modified tanto. You can fit your wallet next to it in your front pocket. It's very well balanced. It opens perfectly without the chance of a spring breaking. A very simple design. It shows zero wear marks in over a year. I couldn't be happier.
As far as the other review, mine is a grey. Not yellowish at all. The clip is a little rigid but I've never had a problem wearing on my pants or any pockets.
My only possible suggestion for improvement would be to add an additional clip that is a little thinner and dipped in a durable plastic like polyester. Both my truck and SUV have scratch marks next to the door in the paint from me entering and rubbing next to the doors. I suggest Benchmade look through their parking lot to see which employees wear their knives in their front right pocket with a clip.
A review from: Jordan
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I own a dozen Benchmade folders, so it was inevitable that one of these would come home with me. The one-piece milled handle is a work of art, and the balance is amazing.The blade is ok. What would be ideal is a combination of an Anthem type handle with the M390 blade from the Mini Monolock...they don't make that combination but I can wish.
A review from: Jordan
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Benchmade does it again, the design and machining in the execution of Anthem. The one-piece handle is just amazing construction and rock solid. The clip is a bit stiff, and the axis lock is rock solid. The blade is solid, but a bit large for EDC. The wish would be this handle with the M390 blade on the TI Mini Monolock. The 20CV steel on this blade is good, but the M390 is a way tougher. However, when Benchmade puts the different features on different knives...gets me to owe one of each.
A review from: Aaron
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I picked this knife up liking the looks and economics. I found that the blade centering was off center and called them to make shure they would fix it before I bought it!!!(They said it would be no problem) At first I tried to fix it my self. I found that switching the barings brought me to near perfect!!! But not quite there. I sent it in for warranty and dident here back from them for a month!!!( I had to call them to find out what was up) then they told me that they couldn't fix it because it was a Integral.... then they told me I could return it to the authorised distributer for full refund. So they had my knife for a month knowing that they where not going to do anything with it and still didn't send it back!!! The distributer didn't accept returns so benchmade told me suck it up and I'm stuck with it.... I sent out a zt at the same time that I paid $35.00 for second hand and sand blasted..... zt gave me $250 store credit....

The quality it not there for the price!!! Nither is the warrenty!!!
A review from: MICHAEL
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Using it as a EDC and love it. Being billet titanium is what got me interested in it. Everything is what you except from a benchmade A+. Only downside is the price but it's worth it.
A review from: Don
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I've owned this knife for about a month and what attracted me in the first place was it is an integral knife made of titanium and a great blade material for the blade length. I think the cost is far too high for a production knife and I was able to buy mine at a significant discount from a dealer.Here is what I really don't like: The color out of the box is really not attractive - a golden bronze color. The chevron machining is required as this knife is slippery with a bit of wear. The clip is terrible as it far too rigid for everyday carry - it will wear the fabric on any heavy jeans, so I have pulled the clip out to relieve the monster clamping force. Now for what I like. After taking the knife apart, cleaning the bearings and lubricating the action (including the Axis), this knife has a great action and deploys effortlessly. That's nice, but not critical. But it is smooth. I also like the size of this knife as I have hands that require XL gloves and XXL fit better. This knife has great ergonomics for an EDC. In my opinion, the Axis lock is top notch and was a prime consideration when deciding on a folder. The blade steel comes with a toothy grind and to clean it up is difficult but well worth the effort. You are rewarded with an incredible edge and one that will stay for a long time under normal conditions. It is tough, but a bit brittle. Don't pry anything with this blade. Blade geometry is very good and looks great with its stone washed finish. Lastly, the golden bronze color has worn over time to become a more attractive gun-metal gray-ish type color. If it would not have turned this color, I would have disassembled the knife and anodized it another color. The handle is a bit more slick, but it still stays in the hand because of the good ergonomics. The blade is centered perfectly and the action only gets better over time. Overall, this is a good knife, but not a full MSRP.
A review from: Thomas
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The fit and finish of this knife is superb. The steel holds a laser edge and is probably one of the most corrosive resistant on the market today. If you are on the fence about spending the money, don't be. It is worth every bit and more. It is a knife for collectors and users alike. Thin in hand but large enough for most every day tasks. I am honored to add this knife to my stable of every day users.
You won't be disappointed with this purchase.
A review from: Ed
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I've had this knife a week and can't put it down. Soo smooth, compact and reeks of class. Fit and finish are excellent. Blade is so sharp I've cut myself twice without immediately knowing. I get the push-back on the price, but this is one knife that lives up to the worth. I do have one issue and the blade isn't centered. I should have knocked off some stars on quality since final inspectors should have caught this error, it's that obvious. Overall though, this is really a fantastic piece of usable art.

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