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Benchmade 484-1601 Nakamura AXIS Folding Knife 3.08" M390 Plain Blade, Wood Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive

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Part Number: BM4841601
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
Retail Price: $240.00
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BM4841601: 484-1601 Nakamura AXIS, KnifeCenter Exclusive
The Nakamura is a beautiful gentleman's tactical folder and one we think so highly of at the KnifeCenter, we had to bring in an exclusive of our own. At just under four inches closed, it is very comfortable in the pocket. The M390 stainless steel coupled with AXIS lock functionality and contoured stabilized wood handles with stainless liners, makes this a top US-made folder in our book! A unique tool steel, M390 is an Austrian powdered steel with a uniform micro-structure that provides superior levels of edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance, making this steel one of the most well-rounded premium steels in the world. The contoured stabilized wood handles are extremely ergonomic and the grooves lock your fingers in for a superb grip. It offers great looks with the addition of the orange barrel spacers/pivot rings and is exceptionally strong for its minimal weight. The 484-1601 Nakamura AXIS by Benchmade Knives brings the best of both worlds to the KnifeCenter: detailed design and functional strength.
  • Mechanism: AXIS Lock
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Steel: M390 super premium stainless steel (58-61HRC)
  • Handle: Contoured stabilized wood with stainless steel liners
  • Extra: Orange aluminum barrel spacers and pivot ring
  • Exclusive: Available only at KnifeCenter
  • Nakamura Design
  • Blade Length: 3.08"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.114"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.57"
  • Blade Material: M390 Super Premium Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61 HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point
  • Handle Material: Contoured Stabilized Wood with Stainless Steel Liners
  • Weight: 4.13 oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Reversible, Black, Split-Arrow, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.03"
  • Closed Length: 3.95"
  • Made in the USA
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.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
4.429 (28 reviews)
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2 out of 5
Jan 27, 2017
Pros: Handle Feel, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Blade Material
Observe in person first
If it's possible, you're better off handling the knife YOU THINK YOU WANT in person before you decide to buy it. This isn't always the case but, I was able to hold one of these recently. The steel was dull, and also lacked luster. The handle was nice but that was about it. It didn't feel right in your hand. I'm still a bit skeptical of the axis lock system compared to a proven opposite which is the lockback. To me it just doesn't feel as secure when it's under pressure. There are better Benchmade's than this for less money.
2 out of 5
Dec 18, 2016
Pros: Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip
Not Impressed
Hard to sharpen, I have owned several benchmades, but this will be the last one... It is a solid knife, and the action on it works smooth, but the steel is harder than petrified wood pecker lips. No need for me to write a novel, and for whoever purchases this knife I hope you have a good solid bench sharpener and not a hand held.
5 out of 5
North Carolina
Dec 12, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Fantastic Knife
This knife's functioning is smooth as glass. It's handles are stunning; and although its wood scales are treated, I placed some Music Nomad brand F-1 Guitar Fretboard 100% natural oil onto them. Lemon oil, etc. can actually damage wood over time; and contrary to popular belief, the preferential lemon oil has acid which can cause future problems on wood and the separation of any gluing, inlays, etc. This knife is stunning. I like it better than my former birthday gift: Benchmade 940-1 which is lighter weight, but it has a larger blade which has been legislated upon while in a concealed carry mode. Sad but true. Knife laws are rampantly becoming underhandedly imposed upon us all in many States, and small towns, where you would not believe it would happen. Although this knife is just minutely over 3" {the popularly legislated norm}, it should not cause a law enforcement problem for you in my mind's eye. I was pleasantly surprised when I received this knife today; and its similarity in design functioning is much smoother than my 940-1. Don't pass this knife up. knifecenter.com has performed a wonderful proprietary differentiation of this Benchmade model. I'm not a fan of serrated blades too. Overall, I am pleased-as-punch having made for this knife's purchase even though we are tight with money. I am older and definitely know knives; and I have nothing to say bad about this knife; and even though this model's handle is a bit shorter, it is comfortable and just right, so don't let this factor deter your making for its purchase. I would not spend my time - especially having owned it for four hours - writing this review if I didn't feel that it is exceptional in all respects. Way to go knifecenter.com! Your team have made for me to actually consider and then make for the purchasing of this model of Benchmade knife. Assuredly, I would not have done so if you had not made for this handsome/stunning design which is absolutely flawless. I also purchased a small size Benchmade nylon sheath for it even though it has its belt clip; and this accompanying purchase was made for several reasons outside of having a split second deployment. This style of blade shape will make for multiple forms of usage without question. hanks to the smart styling of the blade wherein the positioning of its opening stud is farther away, and coupled with the beveling/removal of the wood at this section, it tremendously aids toward the ease of reaching this stud and opening this blade as fast as lightening. The Benchmade 940 model line is difficult to open due to its not having these features, and its blade stud being closer to the handle and its stud having a functional appearance of being lower. No room to find error in the design and function of this proprietary knifecenter.com stabilized wood handle model of this Nakamura model line.
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