Benchmade Gold Class 485-171 Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" Ladder Damasteel Plain Blade, Blue-Violet Anodized Titanium Handles

Part #: BM485171 | Benchmade Knives


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BM485171: 485-171 Valet - Gold Class
The Valet is reborn as a work of art in this exclusive, titanium Gold Class knife. The Valet is a medium size folder and a great choice for everyday carry. It features a 2.96" Ladder Damasteel blade and blue-violet contoured titanium handles. Solid AXIS lock lockup and a reversible deep-pocket carry clip. The 485 Valet is just a great overall choice for anyone looking for a quality knife with premium materials and quality craftsmanship.

The AXIS Lock mechanism is a patented Benchmade exclusive and 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, spans the liners, and is 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 its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
  • AXIS lock
  • Drop point
  • Ladder pattern Damasteel (58-60HRC)
  • Blue-violet anodized billet titanium with diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated stainless steel liners
  • Damasteel backspacer, matching anodized titanium thumbstub, and DLC coated reversible tip-up deep-carry pocket clip
  • Blade Length: 2.96" (7.52 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3.73" (9.47 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.69" (16.99 cm)
  • Blade Material: Ladder Pattern Damasteel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.1" (2.54 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Acid Etched
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Handle Thickness: 0.47" (11.938 mm)
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: AXIS
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
  • Weight: 2.82 oz. (79.95 g)
  • Made in the USA
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Damascus Steel
Damascus Steel
A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.


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