Benchmade 698 Foray AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S20CV Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
Much like its popular predecessor, the 698 Foray offers gent-styling in a larger overall profile, translating to improved handling and all-around utility. The G10 handles are extremely durable, impervious to moisture or liquid and physically stable under climate change.
A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100 percent ambidextrous design, AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar that rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega-style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
- Blade Length: 3.24"
- Closed Length: 4.14"
- Overall Length: 7.32"
- Blade Material: CPM-S20CV Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.137"
- Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Thickness: 0.56"
- Handle Material: Black Contoured G10 with Stainless Steel Liners
- Locking Mechanism: AXIS Lock
- Pocket Clip: Deep-Carry Tip-Up, Right
- Weight: 3.58 oz.
- Designer: Benchmade
- Made in the USA
Fit and finish on mine are very good.
Materials are excellent.
Weight is light for how sturdy the knife is.
Sits deep in your pocket.
Very good looking knife if that matters to you.
G-10 is a little smooth for my taste. Not very grippy.
Ergos aren't sufficient for the hard use standard the knife is built to.
Recurve in cutting edge complicates sharpening.
This is a very nice looking robust gentleman's folder, but in all functional aspects I prefer my 940.
Excellent knife. Very thick blade. Sturdy but also classy looking. Great for outdoors, EDC or gentlemans knife. Came razor sharp. I think I found my knew favorite benchmade and Iv'e owned over 15 different knives from them. This is a great knife