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Benchmade 520BK Presidio AXIS Lock Folder 3.42" Black Plain Edge Blade

Customer Reviews 4.750 Read 4 reviewsWrite a Review
Part Number: BM520BK
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
Retail Price: $210.00
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Description
BM520BK: 520BK Presidio® - Benchmade Design
Benchmade

Introducing another ultimate in functional synergy. Single-hand ambidextrous, manual AXIS open function. It's an unbeatable duplicate of the Benchmade automatic Model 5000 Auto AXIS, but in a Manual version! Secure grip is had with a unique two-directional tread machined into the aluminum handle scales movable steel carry-clip clips in for action when you need it.
Features
  • Machined Aluminum Handles with Patented Grip Pattern
  • One-Hand Ambidextrous Function
  • Unparalleled AXIS Performance
  • Overall Rugged Tool Construction
  • AXIS® 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 which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spanning the liners and 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 it’s inertia to engage the knife tang, and as a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.42"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.130"
  • Blade Material: BK1 Blade Coating 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60
  • Blade Style: Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 5.62oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Closed Length: 4.87"
  • Country of Origin: USA

UPC Code: 610953127435

Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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4.750 (4 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Country Boy
letcher county, kentucky
Feb 24, 2010
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
stout knife
I use this knife at work everyday, it holds an edge very well. the knife open very quickly and very easily, and the axis locking system locks up rock solid. i love the weight of the knife it's nice and heavy, ideal for heavy duty work. thanks knife center for delivering this knife so quickly.
5 out of 5
Output
IL
Jan 18, 2010
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Handle Material
Good buy and solid!
This is a good buy in my opinion. It is built like a tank and has an excellent blade design. The blade comes nicely sharpened (not the sharpest) as all benchmades do. I think the weight is nicely proportioned for a 5.6oz. knife. I prefer heavier knives and this knife fulfills that role very nicely for me. The handle can be a little slippery is your hands are sweaty or wet but its ergonomics helps pick up the slack nicely. Blade deployment is not the fastest but it is smooth. The AXIS lock is as good as it gets and locks very well.
4 out of 5
Matt
MA
Aug 07, 2009
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, None
Good Knife.
These things come RAZOR SHARP! Overall its a pretty decent knife. The black paint on the blade scratches off easily, but that's to be expected. The clip doesn't get in the way and clips onto the pocket firmly. The Axis mechanism isn't too tough to open once you get used to it. It looks really fierce. Needless to say, of all the things i like about it, if i was to lose it, I'd probably get something else.
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