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Benchmade 300-1 AXIS Flipper Folding Knife 3.05" Satin 154CM Plain Blade, Textured Blue/Black G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM3001
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM3001: 300-1 Ball AXIS Flipper
SOG Knives
 
Benchmade offers this model as a re-issue of their first flipper knife, now with contoured blue/black G10 handles. Combined with the Axis lock, this makes for a great pocketknife for everyday and tactical use. The flipper allows for immediate and lightning fast opening action. The Axis locking system is super strong and also allows for easy, one handed unlocking and closing. The actions of flicking your wrist with your finger on the flipper or the lock to open and close this knife will soon feel perfectly natural and you will wonder how you ever had a different system. The textured G10 handles are also great on these and give good grip in all conditions as well as a nice look! The blade shape is nice on these with a nice "belly" on the flat ground blade. The "belly" means it has a lot of curve and this really allows you to use all parts of the edge while other blade shapes may encourage you to use a particular area of the cutting edge. The pocket clip is reversible and is made for deep pocket carry with the tip up. We really like this model and feel that it will serve you well as an every day carry knife for just about any task you set in front of it.
Features
  • AXIS Lock with flipper style opening 
  • Drop point style blade with ambidextrous thumb-studs 
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC) 
  • Textured blue/black G10 handles and satin barrel spacers 
  • Deep carry reversible tip up pocket clip
  • Butch Ball Design
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.05"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.145"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop-Point with Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-up, black, deep-carry
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.15"
  • Closed Length: 4.10"
  • Class: Blue
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953143121

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Stuart
Honolulu, HI
Jan 27, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Typical Benchmade
This is your typical well made Benchmade knife and the 6th one I've owned. The knife feels very sturdy in your hand though I would like a little longer handle. I had to do a slight wrist flick while using the flipper opener to fully extend the blade which is not the case when using my Zero Tolerance knife of approximately the same size. The blade lock release mechanism is smooth as glass and easy to use.
5 out of 5
Marc
Georgia, USA
Dec 18, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
So smooth and fast
This is a very smooth operating knife, blade has no play up/down or left/right and still butter smooth and has NO pivot binding what so ever. Operate lock and blade falls freely like its on ball bearings. Have not really used it yet, but should be as reliable as any of my benchmade knives. Blade is over a 1/8 thick, and is stout, I like benchmade's 154cm steel. This version has a contoured handle compared to the block handle of the tan version which feels much more comfortable for me. Blade on mine is perfectly centered, and razor sharp from factory (as all my benchmade's have come) large or bigger hands will want more real estate imho. It's a little shorter then a full size griptilian handle. Is a little heavy, but I carry fixed blades a lot so weight is nothing to me. Only negative for me is pocket clip and rough handle make it tough to take out of pocket, so bent clip slightly to relieve some pressure and that helped a lot. Well worth the purchase to me.
5 out of 5
Gerald
FLorida
Apr 03, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight
Great EDC blade
This has become my favorite knife due to it's fast and smooth deployment, great looks, and solid 154CM blade steel. You can use either the ambidextrous thumb studs or the ramped back of the blade to flip it open in an instant. This is my first AXIS knife, and I am very impressed by how easy it is to open and close with one hand. The black/blue scalloped G10 handles look good and give your hand a good, but not great grip on the knife, which is a minor gripe considering the outstanding finger choils and ramped gimping. It sits fairly deep in a pocket, and the distance between the top of the clip and the contact point on the handle is assurance that this knife won't just pop out of your pocket when you sit down. Also, the open frame design assures you won't have a buildup of gunk in your knife like a back lock design (which I am a fan of). Those of you looking for a sheath option are on your own, but most should be satisfied with just sliding it in a pocket and letting the clip do its job. Some might be put off by the relatively heavy 4.85 oz weight, but it doesn't bother me at all. I like a knife with some mass, and the thick skeletonized liners do just that. Speaking of thick, the 1/8" 154CM blade is plenty strong, and the 3" long blade has plenty of width for those who shun a slender blade like the SOG Twitch. This blade is also shaving sharp right out of the box (like all knives should be), so you won't be disappointed by having to put an edge on it yourself.
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