486 Saibu - Manual-Opening Knives

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486
$270.00
Saibu™, 細部, Japanese for details. The latest Seiichi Nakamura collaboration is the embodiment of the word. Windows within the handle, accented with Cocobolo wood, trick your eye at every angle. A bamboo-styled, metal backspacer catches and reflects light. The satin finished, high-ground, 20CV blade flows effortlessly into the handle, topped off with matched Cocobolo accented thumb studs. This knife is a showcase piece worthy of even the most discerning pocket.
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    Great knife
    Every time I get dressed in a suit and tie for any reason this is my go to knife. Beautiful design and most importantly beautiful purpose. This knife is as any other Benchmade I own, built with superior strength and quality. You’re attention to detail is superb. Love this knife! Great job!
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    Sweet
    Fit finish and quality all in one. I have had this knife for two weeks now and love everything about it. Opens and closes with ease. Took it out to show a buddy the other day and the blade opened up as I was presenting it to him. Almost like it knew I was showing it off. Great job Benchmade. I own several of these quality knives from Benchmade and will continue to be a loyal customer for many years to come.
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    The Perfct Pocket Knife
    I cannot say enough good things about this company, their company service is superb!!! Now about the knife, it's the best everyday knife I have ever used. Unique style,opens and closes with ease and never have I had a blade that cuts without any effort. This is one sharp blade!!
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    Wonderful
    Another great knife from Benchmade! All-around fantastic. Can’t wait for Benchmade to make a larger version of this knife!
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    Great knife
    Beautiful knife with the best steel I’ve ever had so far in a knife and I’ve got almost all offered. 20CV sharpens so easily and well on a paper wheel and gets scary sharp. Only reason I knocked knife on Quality is because the edges on the scales aren’t chamfered so it tends to be hard on the hand for real everyday use. I corrected it myself but felt it should be done all ready like every other Benchmade I’ve bought.
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    Appropriately named
    This is my second and by far favorite benchmade of the two. The other is the mini monolock which is heavy and took time to find a decent deep carry clip, which benchmade still hasn't taken the time to make. The Japanese name for details, I find this knife to be appropriately named, as I am a very detail oriented person and am very much pleased by every aspect of this flawless piece of art. Right down to the drop point blade, which is shaped in a way to provide enough steel for a lifetime of sharpening and edge removal. The mini deep carry clip is absolutely perfect and the overall size of the knife and proportion of its components are perfect in my eyes. I'm glad that I decided not to ponder on whether or not to buy this for any longer than I had, as my blade was marked "first production 1052/1200."
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    Great EDC Knife
    Benchmade did it again with a great every day carry knife. Not only is it a great knife, it is a work of art. Is the knife expensive? Yes it is. Is the knife a great value and impeccable quality? Yes it is. You get what you pay for. Besides I own 4 Benchmade knives and they stand behind their products and will do whatever it takes to make it right if there is an issue. I might mention, the company store is a very dangerous place to go with your wallet as there are so many “Nice” things to buy.
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    Can't wait!
    I can't wait to see this knife live in person. Great looking specs. Sorry that I have to go to a competitive website to see the details, though... blade length, L/R carry, thickness etc.
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    Incredible design
    This knife is sweet and the detail that goes into it is incredible. The stone washed 20CV blade gives it a great touch. The Axis lock out of the package is a little stiff but after about a few dozen openings of the knife it loosens right up. This knife will be my EDC for a long time!
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    Was so excited about this knife
    I love the look and size of this knife. I've only had it 2 days and my thumb and forefinger are sore because the Axis Lock on this knife sticks like crazy. It can be extremely difficult to release the lock at times. Also, the axis lock feels rough when moving, even if it doesn't stick, it feels like it has sand in it or something. The knobs/studs for the lock are small and sharp. I have a mini crooked river that I love, the Axis Lock on my MCR is as smooth as silk. Overall, I like this knife, but I am really disappointed in how the Axis Lock feels. Pros: Love the blade shape and steel, knife arrived super sharp, Very interesting design, great pocket clip, blade is centered, f&f are very good. Cons: Axis lock is rough, sticks, studs are sharp and small.

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