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Benchmade 860 Bedlam Folding Knife 3.95" Satin Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM860
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM860: 860 Bedlam
Benchmade Knives

The popular Auto-Bedlam is now available in a manual version.
  • AXIS® Lock Mechanism
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC)
  • Ambidextrous dual thumb stud opener
  • Black G10 handle scales and tip-up reversible clip
  • Blade Length: 3.95" (10.03 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.18 mm)
  • Open: 9.71" (24.66 cm)
  • Closed: 5.76" (14.64 cm)
  • Weight: 7.10 oz. (201.28 g)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.60" (15.18 mm)
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953135485

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.
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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Wichita KS
Apr 12, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
my 9 year old son calls it big nasty
No blade play! This thing is awesome. Best grip I have in my collection.
5 out of 5
Kevin S G
Salem, OR, USA
Nov 23, 2012
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
Excellent folder for personal protection
To begin with, I teach knife tactic along with other disciplines. One of the first things I look for at in a folding knife intended for personal protection is the lock and pommel (the backend of the handle). Also I have the black on black version currently. In a self-defense situation, the chances are rather low you will be able to open any folder under duress, which means that your choice in folders should be capable of being used as an impact tool. This folder has a nice point at the pommel, which can serve well for impact usage. Concerning the lock, the Axis lock is one of the best locks on the market for easy of opening and closing. Every folder I purchase goes thru a test that I do not suggest you try at home. I take the folder, open it, grip the folder in a fashion that the blade cannot harm me and slap the non-sharp edge onto the edge of a hard wooden table several times. I expect the knife not too close and if the knife closes, would second twice about using it for personal protection. This folder passes this test with flying colors. From an esthetic standpoint, the folder is very appealing to the eyes. Concerning sharpness, this folder is extremely sharp and the Persian style blade flows well in the hand. Vertical play? To be perfectly there is no vertical play in my current one and just double checked to make sure.
5 out of 5
Fred S.
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 01, 2012
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Awesome Knife!
I've had this knife for about 6 months now and it's in my EDC rotation. With the exception of the now discontinued Snody H&K's, this is by far my favorite knife made by Benchmade. It looks and feels great in the hand. It's on the large side and definitely intimidating to non knife people. The Persian blade shape is awesome though. It's almost all belly and with the high saber grind, it's a great slicer. The handle is quite large, so if you have larger hands like me (I wear size large in work gloves), it's really comfortable. In fact, if I had larger hands, it would still be comfy. The texture on the G-10 scales not only looks great, but it actually grabs the hand quite well. It is on the heavy side, but it feels really substantial in the hand, so that doesn't bother me. The pocket clip is rather big and although it does carry fairly deep, you still have about 3/4" sticking out. I remove the clips and carry in a customized pocket though. For the size of the knife, it actually conceals exceptionally well. I've seen reviews that said the axis lock is sloppy, but mine feels great. I've never had an issue with the axis lock and I've had many different models with it. Using the thumbstuds, the blade doesn't snap out as fast as some of the other models, but with a little practice, it flicks really well. I have noticed that if I pull down on the lock and try to swing the blade out that it sometimes does have vertical play, but I think this is due more to the fact that the blade is very light compared to the handle. The balance point of the knife is directly under the second finger groove on the handle which is farther back than on most pocket knives. Using the thumbstud to open, I have never had any blade play issues. Benchmade has a great warranty, but regardless, knifecenter is a great retailer and I'm sure they would replace the knife if you got a lemon. It happens occasionally. One other thing I really like about this knife is that the spine is rounded and has a nicely jimped thumb ramp. Also, I prefer 154CM over S30V . Overall, Benchmade hit a home run with this one and I'm glad they made a manual version. Auto's are great, but not legal to carry for me. Besides, this has two ways to open and it's not much slower than the auto version. Don't hesitate to buy it, even just for the looks. This is one bad mofo! Even if knifecenter is a bit higher priced, they ship quick and will take care of you if there's any problems. 2 thumbs way up!
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