Benchmade 477-1 Osborne Emissary AXIS A/O 3.45" CPM-S30V Folding Knife with Blue Aluminium Handle
Anodized machined aluminum handles and the patented AXIS® assist mechanism make this Warren Osborne knife a fantastic choice of every day carry or as a trail companion. Made in USA.
- Designer: Osborne
- Mechanism: AXIS-Assist
- Action: Assisted-opening with safety switch at the top of the handle
- Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
- Blade Length: 3.45" (8.76cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.100" (2.54mm)
- Open Length: 8.00" (20.32cm)
- Closed Length: 4.55" (11.56cm)
- Handle Thickness: 0.52" (13.21mm)
- Weight: 3.95oz. (111.98g)
Blade Edge Plain Blade Finish/Color Satin Blade Style/Shape Drop-point Clip Type Deep-Carry Clip Position Reversible Tip-Up Glass Breaker No Handle Material Aqua Anodized Aluminum Lanyard Hole Yes MOLLE Compatible No Sheath Type No Sheath Use Every Day, Outdoor
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.
Safety Warning: This assisted-opening knife has a blade that springs out upon partial opening so do be careful on first use to familiarise yourself with its action.