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Benchmade 9052S AFO II AUTO 3.56" Satin Combo Tanto Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: BM9052S
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM9052S: AFO II - Benchmade Design

Based on the 9050 AFO, the 9052 AFO II advances a proven tool used in all branches of the Armed Forces. The redesigned AFO incorporates a stronger more reliable lock, open back design, larger button and steel pommel. New and Improved Push Button Lock is more than 30% Stronger than the previous version.

The AFO II is truly an elite cutting tool, currently on active duty throughout the Armed Forces all around the globe. Utilizing Benchmade's time proven automatic opening system for effortless, rapid one-hand deployment and closing. It offers many useful features that make it superior to other knives for S.A.R. or tactical applications. Utility in blade design combined with sizable blade strength are paramount in any field knife, especially in the extremes which military troops can be faced with. A sturdy and formidable handle not only anchors the blade, but also could improvise as other tools in demanding situations. This knife includes a tough, poly-ballistic nylon sheath for conventional carry.

  • Larger Button Release and Increased Finger Guard
  • Faster and Stronger Spring Mechanism
  • Open Backspacer Design for Easy Maintenance
  • Steel Glass Breaker on Butt End
  • Blade Length: 3.56"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Tanto; Auto Open
  • Weight: 5.80oz.
  • Clip: Reversible Steel Carry Clip
  • Lock Mechanism: Button Auto with Integrated Safety
  • Handle Specs: 6061T6 Aluminum, Open Backspacer, Black Hard Anodize
  • Handle Thickness: 0.60"
  • Overall Length: 8.51"
  • Closed Length: 4.95"
  • Made in USA
AFO Comparison
AFO Comparison
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.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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5 out of 5
Corby L.
Bowling Green, KY
Nov 25, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Type
Versatile and rugged
I've been using Benchmade knives since my early law enforcement days. As a firearms instructor I use this knife for everything from cutting cardboard to prying stuck cases from cheap semiauto pistols. Everyone else with their high dollar custom survival sheath knives is always borrowing my Benchmade because it always seems to be just the right size and shape. I have helped Benchmade sell a lot of knives. Only con is I don't like locks on knives.
5 out of 5
Samuel Lopez
Des Plaines, IL
Oct 07, 2009
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath, None
Benchmade A.F.O. II AUTO 3.56" Satin Finish Tanto Combo Edge Blade
I work in law enforcement and because I purchased the combination straight and serrated tanto blade, I use it for multiple functions, such as cutting, prying, and striping.
5 out of 5
Sam Lopez
Schaumburg, IL
Oct 05, 2009
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath, None
Benchmade AFO II Auto 3.56 Satin
I didn't particularly care for the knife pouch in the way it opened. Benchmade is a high quality knife company in the law enforcement circles, so I do they offer a cheap quality pouch?
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