Benchmade 407 Vallation AXIS Assist Knife
Benchmade 407 Vallation AXIS-Assist Knife
Benchmade 407 Vallation is equipped with a stonewashed CPM-S30V stainless steel blade and a black aluminum handle.
Benchmade's Vallation folder is an EDC duty knife with snappy AXIS® Assist action and a fully ambidextrous build. The Vallation takes its styling cues from their legacy line of automatic knives with a tactical, ergonomic profile. A unique mohawk spine allows excellent blade control without aggressive jimping. The handle comes outfitted with a carbide tipped glass breaker and a reversible deep-carry pocket clip.
Premium S30V blade with mohawk spine for added control.
Contoured handle with a textured palm swell provides a secure grip.
AXIS® Assist mechanism offers quick and effortless blade deployment.
Blade Style:Drop Point
User:Right Hand, Left Hand
Knife Type:Spring Assisted
Country of Origin:USA
Best Use:Everyday Carry
This is my 3rd Benchamade, first was a griptiallian, (didn’t like plastic handle). Second was Tactical Triage which I love but felt a bit small so I thought this would be the next obvious choice being slightly larger with glass breaker. I actually really like this knife, BUT Day #2 walking past the easy chair in my house, brushed against chair and pocket clip broke.
The Vallation surpassed my expectations as being a viable EDC tactical folder. I thought the aluminum handles would have some slippage but there's a very subtle texturing to the metal that enhances the user's grip. Benchmade opted to go against the grain by not doing the whole jimping thing with the blade and handle surface and it works. The ergonomics of the knife fit the hand in just a way where that extra milling isn't needed. The Axis lock pins the mohawk-styled blade in position where there is absolutely no blade play. The assist opening mechanism provides a quick opening without that overkick that a lot of automatic opening knives carry. The assist on the Vallation is a comfortable medium between a smooth opening manual folder and full automatic knife. The one minor drawback is that it's only capable of being carried in the tip-up position (I carry in the waist band) but that's just a minor personal preference.