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Benchmade 470-1 Emissary AXIS Assisted 3" S30V Blade, Black Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: BM4701
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM470-1: 470-1 Emissary
Benchmade Knives

This lightweight knife is an AXIS Assist in a thin package. Designed by Osborne. Black handles.
  • AXIS Assist locking mechanism with safety
  • Clip point blade with ambidextrous thumb-stud opener
  • S30V premium stainless steel blade (58-60HRC)
  • CNC machined billet, high-strength aluminum alloy handles and a reversible tip-up pocket clip
  • Osborne Design
  • Blade Length: 3.00" (7.62 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.090" (2.28 mm)
  • Open: 6.90" (17.52 cm)
  • Closed: 3.90" (9.90 cm)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.45" (11.43 cm)
  • Weight: 2.20 oz. (62.36 g)
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953141714

S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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5 out of 5
southern California
Dec 15, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Awesome knife
Benchmade knives are top notch! This is the 5th one I've purchased and will most certainly be getting other ones!!
5 out of 5
Southern California
Jun 18, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Awsome little EDC knife
The fit and finish of the knofe is excellent. It is a great EDC/gentlemans folder if you want to use it for that purpose. The handles seem small at first but you get used to them.
5 out of 5
Dec 03, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Excellent Quality, Ergonomics, & Utility
The Benchmade Emissary is a wonderful knife. I own about 14 Benchmades. And the Emissary and Mini-Barrages are my favorites. These assisted opening knives are wonderful. First, what I like about the Emissary and then a brief comparison with the Mini-Barrage. The Emissary is relatively light and slender. The axis-lock & clip are ambidextrous. It has no blade play whatsoever. The edge was razor sharp out of the box and it's held well. The assisted opening is great. You press on the thumb stud until it's 20 percent out of the closed position and then the assisted opening spring kicks in and snaps the blade into place with authority. The handle is aluminum which can get slippery. So I put grip tape (like the kind you find on skateboards) on the clip and handle and now the grip is solid. My only gripe is that there is a safety which you can use to lock the blade open or closed that is actuated with a switch on one side of the blade (left side with the edge down). It's easy to actuate with your thumb if you are right handed but not so easy if you have to use your index finger if you are a southpaw. The safety on the mini-barrage is on the spine and is much easier to use. This is a small quibble. The Emissary is lighter and thinner than the Mini-Barrage, more of a gents knife. It would be a little better slicer due to the thinness of the blade. The mini-barrage would be a better tactical knife or utility knife. All in all, the Emissary is a great knife. I recommend it highly.
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