- AXIS® locking mechanism
- Modified drop-point blade with ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener
- CPM-S30V premium stainless steel blade (58-60HRC)
- 15031-1: Contoured G10 handle; 15031-2: Dymondwood® handle
- Stainless steel liners with reversible tip-up pocket clip
- Weight: 15031-1: 3.14oz, 15031-2: 3.16oz
- Made in USA
Benchmade knives come with the unbelievable Life-Sharp program: for the life of your knife you can send it back to the factory and they will dissemble, inspect, fix any problems that may arise, sharpen the knife,and mail it back to you. You pay for shipping to the factory and they’ll handle the rest.
This is a great pocket knife for every day carry in my opinion. I enjoy a small fixed blade, but unfortunately those little knives are demonized. I ordered this to be a quality pocket that would last me a good amount of time and be city friendly. I've only had this knife about a day, so this is an initial review only.
It arrived new in box, in good shape, and sharp. The blade is just a hair under 3 inches. This blade length was important to me because so many cities have a blade length limit of 3 inches. The action is smooth and locks solid into place. There is a SMALL amount of left to right play when it is open, but I mean very little. The wood handles are well made, no cracks, with a beautiful dark brown pattern to them. Again, I felt the wood handles appeared to be more city friendly. I have medium sized hands and the handle fits me well, but if I had large hands this knife might feel too small. The jimping on the front and rear of the blade is semi aggressive without being painful. I greatly enjoy the shape of this blade having a slightly curved belly. Fit and finish are fantastic.
I am glad I ordered this pocket knife and feel that I received excellent quality for my money spent.
I really like the knife. I did have to switch the clip to the other side because I was concerned about it opening in my pocket so I made sure that the blade is facing the edge of my pocket. It is so sharp I was concerned about my hand getting sliced open. Other then that, the quality is fantastic, the blade is tight, the closing mechanism works great. The quality so far is what I paid for.