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Benchmade 483 Shori Gentlemans Folding Knife 2.85" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black Micarta Handles

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Part Number: BM483
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM483: 483 Shori - Nakamura Design
The 483 Shori is the embodiment of a gentlemen's carry. No details were overlooked in the production of this elegant tool, including the Nak-Lok and beautifully contoured black micarta handle with aluminum bolster. The stainless steel backspacer utilizes cutting edge MIM technology to emulate custom hand file work and the S30V utility blade style offers a variety of uses.

Excellent size, weight and materials are the heart of the knife, but the ergonomics are it’s soul. For a small knife without any jimping, the knife locks into place very well with minimal fear about your fingers sliding forward onto the blade. The other aspect that sets the Nakamura series of knives apart is their use of the Nak-Lok, which acts like a cross between a lockback and frame lock but has a button you push to actuate. This design allows for ultimate strength in both the upward and downward direction of the blade and keeps your fingers clear from danger when closing the knife.
  • Nak-Lok locking mechanism
  • Crowned blade spine and thumb-stud opener
  • S30V premium steel blade (58-60HRC)
  • Black micarta handle with aluminum bolsters
  • MIM backspacer with lanyard hole
  • Blade Length: 2.85" (7.24 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11" (2.63 mm)
  • Open: 6.60" (16.76 cm)
  • Closed: 3.75" (9.53 cm)
  • Weight: 2.52 oz. (71.5 g)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.46" (11.67 mm)
  • Sheath Sold Separately
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953123666

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%
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Salt Lake City
Nov 05, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Poorly designed thumbstud
I agree with other reviewers. This knife has so much potential...the beautiful design, practical blade shape, excellent steel. BUT, it is a pain to open one-handedly. The thumb stud is too small, too close to the scales and too high on the blade. The leverage is terrible and I just could not get to where I could flick the blade out consistently with any ease. I sold use keeping a knife I'm never going to carry because I can't quickly open it.
4 out of 5
New Jersey
Aug 12, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, None
Great Knife...but
I bought this knife for EDC & dressing small game (e.g. pheasant, rabbit, grouse, turkey) . The blade shape is ideal for splitting the pelvis on cottontails and it is capable of gutting a deer in a pinch. The S30V blade steel seems good, but for my purposes not much different from ATS34, RWL34, or CPM154. The thumb stud is somewhat uncomfortable for me as it is small in diameter. After I had the knife for a few weeks the thumb stud came off. The liner lock is almost impossible to work without it. There was also a small amount of up and down movement in the open blade as the liner lock was not rock solid. This is my first liner lock knife so I thought perhaps this was normal. I returned the knife to Benchmade for repair. After some time (the turnaround time was not fast) I got the knife back NC. The thumb stud has been secure so far and the blade play eliminated. The knife carries nice in my pocket.
5 out of 5
Robert Loe
Big Rapids, Michigan
Sep 28, 2013
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Shori Gentlemens Folding Knife is and excellent EDC
It is what I was looking for--an excellent EDC with a blade under 3". I use it for opening packages and mail, preping food at the office, cutting out articles, cutting off threads and many more tasks. The blade locks securely and its shape is highly adaptable to many uses. The design and texture of the scales assure a solid non-slip grip, and they're attractive. The button release for the lock was a surprise, but I'm getting used to it.
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