Benchmade OSBORNE 470-1
Anodized machined aluminum handles and the patented AXIS® assist mechanism make this Warren Osborne knife a fantastic choice of every day carry or as a trail companion. Made in USA.
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.00" (7.62cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.090" (2.29mm)
Open Length: 6.90" (17.53cm)
Closed Length: 3.90" (9.91cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.45" (11.43mm)
Weight: 2.20oz. (62.37g)
Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Finish/Color: Satin
Blade Style/Shape: Drop-point
Clip Type: Deep-Carry
Clip Position: Reversible Tip-Up
Glass Breaker: No
Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Lanyard Hole: No
MOLLE Compatible: No
Sheath Type: No Sheath
Use: Every Day
Pros: great steel (s30v). Holds a very nice edge. Lightweight. Assisted opening. Been carried daily for a year and a half and has very few signs of wear. Grip is made of scratch resistant material. Benchmade quality tool. Benchmade offers a life time warranty for repairs and sharpening.
Cons: grip is a little slippery (my opinion) but not enough that it matters for EDC tasks. Blade has a tiny bit of wiggle out of the box. With the proper tool, 1/8 of a turn snugged it right up and has stayed tight ever since. Comes with a safety, but that is buyers opinion. Generally i don't like knife safeties, I just made it a habit not to engage it and it has never been an issue. The safety has a positive click to lock and I have never accidentally engaged it.
Price is a little high in my opinion, however it is a premium steel and back by one of the best knife companies around. This knife is a fantastic EDC option, although it would be limited in any serious camping/backpacking application.