Benchmade Foray AXIS Folding Knife – 698
Much like its popular predecessor, the 698 Foray offers gent-styling in a larger overall profile, translating to improved handling and all-around utility. The G10 handles are extremely durable, impervious to moisture or liquid and physically stable under climate change.
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 that 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.
- Modified drop point blade made of 154CM stainless steel (58-61HRC)
- Axis locking mechanism with dual thumb stud opener
- Valox handle with 420J stainless steel liners and a reversible pocket carry clip
- Blade Length: 8.23 cm (3.24″)
- Blade Thickness: 3.48 mm (0.137″)
- Handle Thickness: 14.22 mm (0.56″)
- Blade Material: CPM-S20CV Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Weight: 101.49 grams (3.58 oz.)
- Lock Mechanism: Axis
- Overall Length: 18.60 cm (7.32″) Open
- Closed Length: 10.52 cm (4.14″)
- Benchmade Class: Blue
- Country of Origin: USA
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