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

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Part #: BM4841601 | Benchmade Knives
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BM4841601: 484-1601 Nakamura AXIS, KnifeCenter Exclusive
The Benchmade Nakamura features the best of both worlds: detailed design and functional strength. This KnifeCenter exclusive version elevates an already excellent knife with stabilized wood handle scales, stainless black liners, and striking orange stand-offs and pivot collar.

At just under four inches closed, the Nakamura makes a great everyday carry. The M390 drop point blade offers up three inches of sharpened steel - plenty to take care of your daily needs.
This Austrian powdered steel is one of the best available on modern folding knives, offering up superior levels of edge retention and corrosion resistance for well-rounded performance. The stonewashed finish adds a subtle texture while helping to hide scratches.

At the heart of this knife is the truly ambidextrous Axis Lock, which allows anyone to use the knife safely, as the knife can be opened and closed one-handed without your fingers crossing the path of the blade. It is housed between dual liners and handle scales with ergonomic grooves to lock your hand into place. A reversible tip-up pocket clip completes the ambidextrous capabilities of the knife.

The KnifeCenter exclusive 484-1601 Nakamura AXIS by Benchmade truly fits the description: gentleman’s tactical folder.
  • 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.
4.488 (43 reviews)
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Lord Duck
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Sep 21, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
Excellent knife
One of the best pocket knifes I have. Works ultra smoothly and cuts beautifully.
5 out of 5
Aug 19, 2018
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
An old school and modern mix
What else can be said about this wonderful knife?
5 out of 5
Jul 24, 2018
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Simply Outstanding
I’ve always wanted a 484 and had a tough choice between this and the S90V model, but the materials and orange accents won me over. It’s definitely more on the gentlemanly side, but thanks to its materials and solid build, it can easily tackle more strenuous tasks. The M390 blade has a light stonewash finish and is gorgeous (and was perfectly centered right out of the box). The thumb studs are a bit rough, but I adapted to them quickly. My particular model has uneven grinds, too, but that can be corrected. The jimping is incredible — your thumb won’t be going anywhere. The blade deploys like a dream, either with your thumb or a flick, and the lockup sound is amazing (as is the lockup itself). The handles are incredibly ergonomic. I can see how people that bought the G10 version of this knife might have gripes with the deep scale grooves, but the smaller, shallower grooves on this model are just right. The wood scales are lovely; they’re slick and smooth, but the finger and scale grooves account for that well. The handle is similar in length to a mini griptilian, so this might not be right for you if you have larger hands. But if you can comfortably hold a mini-grip, then this would work well for you. The handle thickness is great, too — I read some comments that it’s too thick, but it “fills in” your hand well when you’re holding it. Of course, the arrow pocket clip isn’t my favorite and will be replaced. The orange pivot collar and barrel spacers add just the right amount of pop. Overall, it’s a great addition to my EDC and won’t be leaving my pocket anytime soon. It’s a joy to flick open and close, with the Axis lock wearing in nicely. Definitely recommend this one if you’re at all interested in a Nakamura.
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