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Benchmade 484 Nakamura AXIS Folding Knife 3.08" M390 Satin Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM484
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM484: 484 | Nakamura Design
Benchmade
 
The Nakamura is a beautiful gentleman's tactical folder. At just under four inches closed, it is very comfortable in the pocket. M390 steel coupled with Axis lock functionality and G10 handles with stainless liners, makes this a top US made folder in our book! The first Nakamura AXIS brings the best of both worlds: detailed design and functional strength.
Features
  • AXIS locking mechanism
  • Modified drop-point blade with ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener
  • M390 super premium stainless steel blade (60-62HRC)
  • Black contoured G10 handle scales with stainless steel liners and reversible tip-up pocket clip
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.08"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.114"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.570"
  • Blade Material: M390 Super Premium Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 60-62HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point
  • Weight: 3.52 oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Reversible, Silver, Split-Arrow, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.03"
  • Closed Length: 3.95"
  • Made in USA
M390
M390
Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
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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Jeff L
Moorhead, Minnesota
Jul 11, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Benchmade 484 Nakamura AXIS Folding Knife
There's much to like about this knife, including the finish, the M390 steel used in the blade, scales, size, even weight (a little heavy, but more substantial than heavy). What I don't like are the thumb studs. Big mistake by Benchmade. They are shaped like "mushrooms" with a cap on the top. While they look nice, they can be dangerous, catching on your pants' seam when withdrawing the knife from your pocket. The result is a blade inadvertently pulled open, potentially cutting your hand. Bad design, Benchmade. The thumb studs should've been dome shamed or flat, but they are what they are. Deal breaker? You decide. I no longer carry mine clipped.
5 out of 5
A Allen
Indiana
Feb 03, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
A new favorite
I was looking for a 2.5-3 inch knife with superior steel and a comfortable handle for EDC. I was also looking for something with an Axis lock or similar - secure, but easier to release than a lock back. This knife is a perfect fit. I was a little concerned about the width of the handle and weight, but once I received it, I found the handle is only a little wider than mini-grip. The weight mostly comes from the solid steel liners, but it really isn't bad, and it gives the knife a nice solid feel in the hand. Expensive, yes, but for a M390 steel blade, worth it. Has become my favorite knife for EDC.
5 out of 5
Axel B.
Switzerland
Aug 08, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Nice & fantastic finish
Great knife, great blade ! Fantastic finish !
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