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Benchmade 483 Shori Gentlemans Folding Knife 2.85" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black Micarta Handles

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Part Number: BM483
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM483: 483 Shori - Nakamura Design
The 483 Shori is the embodiment of a gentlemen's carry. No details were overlooked in the production of this elegant tool, including the Nak-Lok and beautifully contoured black micarta handle with aluminum bolster. The stainless steel backspacer utilizes cutting edge MIM technology to emulate custom hand file work and the S30V utility blade style offers a variety of uses.

Excellent size, weight and materials are the heart of the knife, but the ergonomics are it’s soul. For a small knife without any jimping, the knife locks into place very well with minimal fear about your fingers sliding forward onto the blade. The other aspect that sets the Nakamura series of knives apart is their use of the Nak-Lok, which acts like a cross between a lockback and frame lock but has a button you push to actuate. This design allows for ultimate strength in both the upward and downward direction of the blade and keeps your fingers clear from danger when closing the knife.
  • Nak-Lok locking mechanism
  • Crowned blade spine and thumb-stud opener
  • S30V premium steel blade (58-60HRC)
  • Black micarta handle with aluminum bolsters
  • MIM backspacer with lanyard hole
  • Blade Length: 2.85" (7.24 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11" (2.63 mm)
  • Open: 6.60" (16.76 cm)
  • Closed: 3.75" (9.53 cm)
  • Weight: 2.52 oz. (71.5 g)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.46" (11.67 mm)
  • Sheath Sold Separately
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953123666

S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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Robert Loe
Big Rapids, Michigan
Sep 28, 2013
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Shori Gentlemens Folding Knife is and excellent EDC
It is what I was looking for--an excellent EDC with a blade under 3". I use it for opening packages and mail, preping food at the office, cutting out articles, cutting off threads and many more tasks. The blade locks securely and its shape is highly adaptable to many uses. The design and texture of the scales assure a solid non-slip grip, and they're attractive. The button release for the lock was a surprise, but I'm getting used to it.
4 out of 5
Southeast ,Wi.
Jul 29, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
A real Gentleman
My 483 Shori is a very nice knife . Its well designed and made with top of the line materials . Nice looking ,very sharp , just the right size for your pocket . and doesn't scare anyone when you pull it out to use it . It is a gentlemens knife not so much for doing heavy duty chores with , I'll use my other knives for that . The only thing I don't like is how it opens the thumb stud could have been designed better , and this knife is a little pricey . I'am happy with this knife . FC . .
4 out of 5
Southern California
Mar 27, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
My first modern knife
I have been carrying a keychain knife for years and finally took the plunge on a "real" knife. What a difference! This Shoki is crazy sharp and well built. It fits comfortably in my pocket and is not shockingly large when I take it out in front of clients, etc. the only reason I'm not giving a five star review is that the thumb stud is a little tight to the handle. I'm getting used to it but I don't think I'll try flicking it open like the YouTube guys.
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