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Benchmade Arcane AXIS Assisted Flipper Knife 3.2" S90V Satin Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles - 490


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Part #: BM490 | Benchmade Knives
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BM490: 490 Arcane, Satin Plain
AXIS Assist... with a flipper. It's the best of everything in a slim, lightweight, every day carry. Easily operated and carried on either side, the speed and function of AXIS Assist, the convenience of a flipper. The 490 Arcane flipper features a 3.2" CPM-S90V satin finish blade with aluminum handles. CPM-S90V is a excellent high-end, premium American-made powdered steel with a uniform micro-structure that provides substantial improvements over other American-made steel in wear and corrosion resistance.

AXIS Assist

Easily opened, quickly and with one hand; this evolution of the AXIS includes a spring that helps to fire the blade into the open position once the user pushes it beyond a certain point manually. The AXIS lock also has the added benefit of "suck-back," which encourages the blade to stay in the closed position. AXIS Assist knives also feature integrated safety lock systems.
  • Blade Length: 3.2"
  • Closed Length: 4.52"
  • Overall Length: 7.72"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S90V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.090"
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Thickness: 0.48"
  • Handle Material: Black Anodized 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • Locking Mechanism: AXIS-Assist Flipper
  • Pocket Clip: Deep-Carry Tip-Up, Right/Left
  • Weight: 2.88 oz.
  • Designer: Benchmade
  • Made in the USA
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Benchmade Arcane AXIS Assisted Flipper Knife 3.2" S90V Satin Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles4.714 (7 reviews)
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Benchmade Arcane AXIS Assisted Flipper Knife 3.2" S90V Satin Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
5 out of 5
West Chester, PA
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, None
Slightly Customized
I got this knife shortly after they were released and used it for a bit and it ended up in the cabinet because the grip was a little too slippery for me and I wanted a deep carry clip. I really liked the knife and decided to see what I could do to address what I did not like. There is a company called Talon Grips that makes rubber grip material for handguns and the sell sheets of their rubber grip material with heat actuated adhesive. I made covers for the knife grips and trimmed them with an xacto knife and heated them with a hair dryer to set the adhesive. I got a black powder coat deep carry titanium clip from MXG Gear.com They don't officially sell a clip for this knife but a clip for a ZT 0450CF fits fine and looks great. This is now an amazing knife
Benchmade Arcane AXIS Assisted Flipper Knife 3.2" S90V Satin Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
5 out of 5
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Great sv90 blade
No totally in love with the handle...could be less slick but the blade is awesome. Razor sharp out of the box. Action is super fast and nice lock.
Benchmade Arcane AXIS Assisted Flipper Knife 3.2" S90V Satin Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
5 out of 5
Buffalo, NY
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Professional's EDC
I am a doctor, hunter, professional archer and fisherman. I own several top quality knives. Spyderco mostly. This knife is most refined, sexy and functional for chores related to office, home chores- yes light EDC, full of class and beauty. The spyderco manix, endura or even the Native for blue collar work, but the Benchmade 490 Amicus for the professional gentlemen's EDC for sure. Some say to slick a handle. I say slick an sexy. You don't carry a navy seal knife into a black tie affair. Amicus Axis in your hand and James Bond you are. And yes the assisted flipper is 😎
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