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Benchmade 710 McHenry & Williams 3.90 inch Satin D2 Plain Blade, G10 Handles
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Part Number: BM710D2
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM710D2: 710 - (McHenry & Williams)

Model 710 was designed by custom knife makers Bill McHenry and Jason Williams and premiers Benchmade's patented AXIS™ lock which was also designed by Bill and Jason. It looks simple enough, and it is, but it's the end result of a lot of hard work and perseverance by Bill and Jason, over the course of 4 years. The AXIS™ lock is totally ambidextrous and allows for easy one-handed opening and closing of the blade without your fingers ever being in the path of the blade. The design is very intuitive to operate with little or no instruction needed on how the lock functions.

As simple as the lock is, perhaps its biggest selling feature is its brute strength. In testing, the lock supported a negative load of over 200 pounds without damage. When the lock does finally fail, the liners simply crack over the locking pin, but at no time in Benchmade's testing would the blade have closed on the users hand. The AXIS™ lock features two "Omega" shaped springs that provide outstanding functional redundancy. The springs are lightly stressed and our tests show they should last indefinitely. In the unlikely event that one of the springs does fail, the other will still operate the knife just fine.

Is this the strongest lock made? That's very difficult to say for certain. Benchmade claims that i's certainly more rugged than many of the typical lock-back and liner-locking knives. The sizable 3.90" D2 Tool Steel blade of the 710 features a reverse-curve grind for increased cutting ability. The double liners are heat-treated 420 stainless steel as is the locking-bar. There is a removable, stainless steel pocket-clip located on the butt end of the knife. This given clip location on the butt end is necessary due to the locking mechanism. If the clip were positioned on the pivot end, the knife would protrude much too far out of your pocket.

  • Reverse Curve Blade Shape
  • Larger Sized Folder
  • D2 Tool Steel Blade
  • Machined G10 Handle Scales
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Blade Length: 3.90"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Clip-Point; Ambidextrous Dual Thumb Studs
  • Weight: 4.50oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.80"
  • Closed Length: 4.90"
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.
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.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel
This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
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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Feb 22, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Material, None
A true Pocket Knife
I got his knife 2 weeks ago, came is a new Benchmade box. The knife size is pretty handful. When flipped open the length of the blade is adequate for all types of jobs. The blade steel is well known D2 steel which has reputation to take sharp edge and hold it for very long. The slicing ability of mild recurve belly is way outstanding. The high grind gives a very steep angle of 17 degree each side which is good for everyday cutting. The knife can also act as formidable self defence tool in extreme cases. Only downside I see is handle material which is G10 and seems slippery though finger grooves and rough patterns are made on it. If a thin layer of rubber is put on handle then it may be outstanding knife out there. This knife has won Knife of the year award perhaps in 1998, so basically a awesome trusted tool. The knife is moderately priced. Overall: FULLY SATISFIED
5 out of 5
Oct 28, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Benchmade = Quality
I have been carrying the 710 for a few weeks since my purchase with Knife Center. The knife arrived promptly in the mail and earlier than expected. Thus far I have been happy with the quality of this knife. It came out of the box with a flawless finish and razor sharp. Overall I am very pleased with the purchase. The only improvement that I believe could be made would be a slightly more aggressive pattern on the handle to aid in grip. As always, Benchmade has a quality product with the 710 that you will be proud to own.
5 out of 5
Sep 29, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Material, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Excellent Knife
Knife center shipped this knife quick! This knife is super smooth, sharp and strong! Will be purchasing from Knife Center again soon!
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