Benchmade 485 Valet AXIS 2.96" M390 Folding Knife with G10 Handle
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A Benchmade designed, AXIS® gent knife, the Valet is comfortable to carry in slacks and ready to get the job done when called upon for bigger tasks. Designed and manufactured in the USA with Austrian blade steel.
- Designer: Benchmade
- Mechanism: AXIS
- Action: Manual-opening
- Blade Steel: Böhler M390
- Blade Length: 2.96" (7.52cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.099" (2.51mm)
- Open Length: 6.69" (16.99cm)
- Closed Length: 3.73" (9.47cm)
- Handle Thickness: 0.45" (11.43mm)
- Weight: 2.18oz. (61.80g)
|Blade Steel||M390 (60-62 HRC)|
|Clip Position||Reversible Tip-Up|
|Sheath Type||No Sheath|
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.