Benchmade 484 Nakamura AXIS Lock Knife


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BrainOnSigs
June 23, 2014, 12:38 PM
After a month or so of EDC I am very happy with my Benchmade 484 Nakamura AXIS Lock Knife. I was worried that the 3.08" blade might leave me lacking but for every task I have given it, it has shined. As a bonus it seems to scare the sheeple a little less at work versus my last EDC (a Spyderco Paramilitary II). It is built extremely well. The G10 scales and stainless steel liners are very thick. They give the knife a very solid feel without being overly bulky. The handle has four crosswise grooves across the width of the handle that give your hand plenty of traction points however you are holding the knife. The thumb-ramp jimping is perfect, and well-placed. I really like the extra tall, dual, thumb studs. They don't seem to snag on anything when carrying/using. The pivot feels like it rolls on Swiss bearings instead of bushings. The ease of opening/closing is fantastic. The pivot screws are black with a silver metal band sticking out from under them for a nice little accent. I even like the open, arrow style, polished clip (tip up of course). The M390 steel is very hard and seems to hold an edge for a long time without being too brittle. I am very happy I made this purchase.

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40-82
June 23, 2014, 01:52 PM
Good looking knife, the axis lock seems about as fast to me as the automatic, and it's solid. I would be willing to do most of the things I do with a fixed blade with the Benchmade.

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