Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
BM 300SN Axis Flipper
This was my first Benchmade knife that I ever purchased. Before purchasing I read through all the reviews of several different BM knives. Normally I am very cautious with money and was very hesitant to spend $150 plus on a knife. I went ahead and decided to order it, expecting a pretty decent knife. My expectations weren't only met, they were surpassed on every spectrum! Just by picking up the knife out of the box, I knew that this was a quality item. They G10 scales are very grippy, not rough, but just right (and the design looks fantastic, just like the pictures!). I also have very large hands (For reference I wear a size 13 ring) . My bulky, potato like fingers fit perfectly inbetween the figer grooves in the handle and I can still get my pinky wrapped around the bottom. The blade came razor sharp out of the box. As I have bought several different kinds of knives from knife center, I feel that 'razor sharp' is used quite liberally, but this knife means business. It can cut through paper, cardboard, and small braches like they are warm butter. The knife is very easy to open. Mine flipped open with ease, even right out of the box. The release is also very easy to use. I appreaciate this feature because I can easily close the knife one handed, even with just two fingers. Personally I prefer to carry tip down. Out of factory it came tip up. I have no reason to worry how ever that the blade will release and accidentally cut me, and should I ever change my mind, the clip can be adjusted.