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Benchmade Knives Benchmade Knives Tanto Griptilian Folding Blade Knife

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Benchmade Knives's Tanto Griptilian Folding Blade features high-tec AXIS® locking mechanism with ambidextrous thumb-stud opener as well as having Valox handle with stainless steel liners and a reversible steel pocket clip

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Benchmade Knives's Tanto Griptilian Folding Blade features high-tec AXIS® locking mechanism with ambidextrous thumb-stud opener as well as having Valox handle with stainless steel liners and a reversible steel pocket clip

FEATURES:

  • AXIS® locking mechanism with ambidextrous thumb-stud opener
  • Designed by Pardue
  • Standard Clip
  • Reversible Tip-up Clip Position
  • Lanyard Hole

AXIS® Locking System
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.

Tanto
Most tantos seen on the American cutlery market are Americanized formats. Like the Japanese tanto, the Americanized tanto has a high point in-line with the pivot. A flat grind is applied to the point, leaving it very thick and extraordinarily strong. This thick area helps absorb the impact from piercing, as the tanto was originally designed for armor piercing. The front edge meets the bottom edge at an obtuse angle rather than curving to meet it as seen in the Japanese tanto. The only negative aspect of the tanto blade shape is the cutting surface area is sacrificed to gain tip strength.

SPECIFICATIONS

Blade Material 154CM Stainless Steel
Handle Material 58-60HRC
Blade Length 3.45"
Overall Length 8.07"
Weight 3.25oz.

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