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Benchmade 485S Valet AXIS Folding Knife 2.96" M390 Satin Combo Blade, Gray G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM485S
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM485S: 485S Valet | Benchmade Design
Benchmade
 
*As pictured except with combo blade.*

The 485 Valet by Benchmade is a medium size folder and a great choice for everyday carry. It features a 2.96" M390 super premium stainless steel blade and gray contoured G10 handles. Solid AXIS lock lockup and a reversible deep-pocket carry clip. M390 is a super-performance blade steel with exceptional cutting ability and wear resistance. Because of its uniform microstructure and stainless properties, M390 is often used in surgical cutting instruments and other applications that require a high finish. The G10 handles are extremely durable made up of layers of fiberglass soaked in resin, then highly compressed and baked. Impervious to moisture or liquid and physically stable under climate change. The 485 Valet is just a great overall choice for anyone looking for a quality knife with premium materials and quality craftsmanship.

The AXIS Lock mechanism is a patented Benchmade exclusive and 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, spans the liners, and is 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 its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
Features
  • Mechanism: AXIS lock
  • Blade Style: Drop-point
  • Blade Steel: M390 super premium stainless steel (60-62 HRC)
  • Handle: Gray contoured G10 with stainless steel liners
  • Extra: Reversible tip-up pocket clip
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2.96" (7.52 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.100" (2.54 mm)
  • Open: 6.69" (16.99 cm)
  • Closed: 3.73" (9.47 cm)
  • Weight: 2.18 oz. (61.80 g)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.45" (11.43 mm)
  • Made in USA
M390
M390
Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
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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John C Ii
San Francisco, Ca
Jul 02, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Type, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use
Excellent little EDC
Small, almost elegant. Easy to handle (though I don't have huge mits). As others have said, the Axis lock is far from easy to operate, but I'm hoping it'll loosen a bit over time and I'll get used to it (comparing it to the same on my Presidio). Once it's clipped to the inside of my pocket it sits there unobtrusively. Out of the box it's damn sharp, as you'd expect. While I miss the all metal handle of the Presidio, I do like the texture of the handle of the Valet and the light weight. The fact that it won't shred the inside of my pocket is a plus as well. As the title says, it's an excellent little EDC.
4 out of 5
Jcii
San Francisco, CA
Jul 02, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, None
Excellent little EDC
Small, almost elegant. Easy to handle (though I don't have huge mits). As others have said, the Axis lock is far from easy to operate, but I'm hoping it'll loosen a bit over time and I'll get used to it (comparing it to the same on my Presidio). Once it's clipped to the inside of my pocket it sits there unobtrusively. Out of the box it's damn sharp, as you'd expect. As the title says, it's an excellent little EDC.
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