Benchmade 495 Vector AXIS-Assisted Flipper 3.6" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Contoured Black G10 Handles


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Part #: BM495 | Benchmade Knives
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BM495: 495 Vector
Heavily milled G10 scales, stainless steel liners, and expressive styling take the 495 Vector AXIS-Assist flipper in an entirely different direction. Sized like a tactical blade with a feeling in the hand of a true EDC tool, the Vector can and will do everything you ask of it.


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 that 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.
  • CPM-S30V premium stainless steel spear point blade (58-60HRC)
  • Black contoured G10 handle with stainless steel liners
  • AXIS-Assist flipper with 
  • Reversible tip-up silver deep-carry pocket clip
  • Blade Length: 3.60"
  • Closed Length: 4.82"
  • Overall Length: 8.42"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.100"
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Thickness: 0.60"
  • Handle Material: Contoured Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: AXIS Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Deep-Carry Tip-Up, Right/Left
  • Weight: 4.11 oz.
  • Designer: Benchmade
  • Made in the USA
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
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.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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New England
Apr 19, 2018
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Excellent EDC
This is a sweet knife. Smooth assisted action, good weight and feel in the hand, and good looks. One interesting feature is the lock. Once the blade is deployed, you can close the blade even if the lock is ON. In other knives, if you the lock is ON you can't close the blade. You have to first unlock, close, then relock. Not with the Vector! You can open the blade and regardless of the lock being ON or OFF you can close the blade. If you close the blade with the lock ON, you'll need to turn the lock OFF to re-open. I look at it as an additional safety feature. Deep carry pocket clip is tip up only, but can be place either left or right side. This is my new EDC. It just feels right and doesn't disappoint. Thanks Benchmade!
5 out of 5
El Mirage, Az
Mar 26, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Worth your Money.
It took me weeks of looking and trying to find reviews before I bought this. I'm glad I just went with my gut and bought it. Such a smooth action and overall beautiful knife. I plan to have this as my Edc for many years to come. Very well build and ready for action.
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