Speed, control, and balance are the key factors in this new Steve Tarani designed, AXIS® lock folder from Benchmade. Exclusive laser texturing on the blade and strategically textured, ergonomic G10 handles provide positive grip and handling in all situations and environments. With input from experienced commercial and cargo pilots, and uniquely tailored for the Tarani two-handed opening method, the Aileron™ is a one of a kind tactical/utilitarian folder perfect for air or ground use. Made in USA.
Designer: Steve Tarani
Blade Length: 3.45” [8.76cm]
Blade Thickness: 0.120” [3.048mm]
Overall Length: 8.03” [20.40cm]
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Handle Thickness: 0.54” [13.72mm]
Weight: 4.24oz [120.20g]
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.