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Benchmade Knives 5000SBK AUTO Presidio 3.42" Black 154CM Combo Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: BM5000SBK
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM5000SBK: 5000SBK Presidio AUTO
Benchmade

Single-hand ambidextrous, auto open function. It's an unbeatable combination of the Benchmade automatic and patented AXIS mechanisms. Positive blade release is achieved with either hand by drawing the AXIS thumb-button back and firing the blade open. To close, simply draw the button back and fold the blade closed. A simple integrated safety is easily actuated to lock the blade open or closed. Secure grip is had with a unique two-directional tread machined into the aluminum handle scales. Movable steel carry-clip clips in for action. Your world demands performance at a moment’s notice, and the 5000 delivers full on!

NSN 4220-01-546-0478
Features
  • Auto AXIS pull release with integrated safety
  • Features a drop-point blade
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC)
  • Black anodized, machined 6061 T-6 aluminum handle with 420J stainless steel liners and a reversible steel pocket clip
  • Pardue Design
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.42"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.130"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.640"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60
  • Blade Style: Drop-Point
  • Weight: 5.62oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: Auto-AXIS Ambidextrous Pull Release w/ Integrated Safety
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Closed Length: 4.87"
  • Sheath Material: MOLLE Soft Sheath
  • Class: Black
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953122218

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
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.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
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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Susan
Jacksonville, NC
Jan 25, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
I love this knife. I was originally issued one in '11 before deploying to Afg, and I loved it. The only thing is I would catch the pocket clip on door frames and it would stretch out, but thats mostly cause I take corners really tight. I love the weight and feel of the handle. The ridges make it really easy to hold when wearing gloves. The lock opens easy and is easy to clean. The blade is easy to sharpen and holds an edge, even when cutting through random things like dry rotted wooden board edges, 550 cord and wires. It is my go to, and whenever I was offered to get another one from supply I took it. I have even bought them as gifts for buddies, because I think it is just that great of a knife. I definitely recommend this to everyone!
5 out of 5
Johnie
FOB Apache, Afghanistan
May 01, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: None
Out of pure luck I purchased this knife at an afghan shop on the base I was stationed at. Several factors told me it was the real deal, including the NSN on the blade. It is the strongest knife I have ever owned. I use it daily for cutting everything from 550 cord to rubber hoses. It sharpens quick and holds an edge. If it ever wears out, I will purchase another.
5 out of 5
Fire Escape
Epsom, NH
Sep 14, 2011
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
My EDC/GoTo choice
This was my first auto knife. I chose it based primarily by feel and reputation when NH legalized all knives back in 2010. In the year plus since then I have purchased several other autos but this is my 'carry and use it every day' choice. The blade is no longer "pretty" as it gets used for whatever needs to be done whether it be cutting wire wire reinforced exhaust hose off the boat manifolds or clearing an accumulation of weeds out of the corn chopper. It has done every task and resharpens surprisingly easily. I love the axis lock/release, quick and easy to deploy or close and it shows no signs of loosening up despite hard use. I'd like to say that I purchased it from Knife Center but they will only sell to military and police while I am just a firefighter. My understanding is that fed. law will allow me to purchase but company policy is otherwise. Fortunately some of our better gun shops carry quality autos now, so I will be able to replace this if I manage to wear it out.
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