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Benchmade 520SBK Presidio AXIS Lock Folder 3.42" Black Combo Edge Blade

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Part Number: BM520SBK
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM520SBK: 520SBK Presidio® - Benchmade Design

Introducing another ultimate in functional synergy. Single-hand ambidextrous, manual AXIS open function. It's an unbeatable duplicate of the Benchmade automatic Model 5000 Auto AXIS, but in a Manual version! Secure grip is had with a unique two-directional tread machined into the aluminum handle scales movable steel carry-clip clips in for action when you need it.
  • Machined Aluminum Handles with Patented Grip Pattern
  • One-Hand Ambidextrous Function
  • Unparalleled AXIS Performance
  • Overall Rugged Tool Construction
  • AXIS® 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 which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spanning the liners and 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 it’s inertia to engage the knife tang, and as a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
  • Blade Length: 3.42"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.130"
  • Blade Material: BK1 Blade Coating 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60
  • Blade Style: Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 5.62oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Closed Length: 4.87"
  • Country of Origin: USA

UPC Code: 610953121976

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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5 out of 5
Dec 02, 2013
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
Great Knife
this benchmade has become my EDC. it is a little bit heavy but not so heavy that I would not stop carrying it. you can tell by the weight that it is a quality build knife nothing cheap about it. very very sharp out of box.
5 out of 5
Here, there, everywhere
Apr 09, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Bought this knife to replace a knife I lost. As with all Benchmades, it is of the highest quality. Have used a Presidio as EDC for close to ten years. It's big and tough enough for all the heavy chores.
4 out of 5
Jul 21, 2012
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
Solid knife
I've had this knife for over half a year now, used it as my EDC at my workplace. I'am a aircraft technician doing engine overhauls at a MRO in my country. This knife is used mainly for opening boxes, plastic packaging and the occational cutting of wires and zip-ties. Its a good piece, as it feels solid and durable, though its a little on the heavy side. The axis lock mechanism is great and the opening is smooth. I kept playing with mine; throwing the blade open and close till it had some minor blade play which was easily remedied by tightening the pivot screw a little.
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