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Benchmade 710 McHenry & Williams 3.90" Satin D2 Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM710D2
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM710D2: 710 - (McHenry & Williams)
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Model 710 was designed by custom knife makers Bill McHenry and Jason Williams and premiers Benchmade's patented AXIS™ lock which was also designed by Bill and Jason. It looks simple enough, and it is, but it's the end result of a lot of hard work and perseverance by Bill and Jason, over the course of 4 years. The AXIS™ lock is totally ambidextrous and allows for easy one-handed opening and closing of the blade without your fingers ever being in the path of the blade. The design is very intuitive to operate with little or no instruction needed on how the lock functions.

As simple as the lock is, perhaps its biggest selling feature is its brute strength. In testing, the lock supported a negative load of over 200 pounds without damage. When the lock does finally fail, the liners simply crack over the locking pin, but at no time in Benchmade's testing would the blade have closed on the users hand. The AXIS™ lock features two "Omega" shaped springs that provide outstanding functional redundancy. The springs are lightly stressed and our tests show they should last indefinitely. In the unlikely event that one of the springs does fail, the other will still operate the knife just fine.

Is this the strongest lock made? That's very difficult to say for certain. Benchmade claims that i's certainly more rugged than many of the typical lock-back and liner-locking knives. The sizable 3.90" D2 Tool Steel blade of the 710 features a reverse-curve grind for increased cutting ability. The double liners are heat-treated 420 stainless steel as is the locking-bar. There is a removable, stainless steel pocket-clip located on the butt end of the knife. This given clip location on the butt end is necessary due to the locking mechanism. If the clip were positioned on the pivot end, the knife would protrude much too far out of your pocket.

Features
  • Reverse Curve Blade Shape
  • Larger Sized Folder
  • D2 Tool Steel Blade
  • Machined G10 Handle Scales
  • Country of Origin: USA
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.90"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Clip-Point; Ambidextrous Dual Thumb Studs
  • Weight: 4.50oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.80"
  • Closed Length: 4.90"
AXIS® 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.
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.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel
This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Cliff
74824 USA
Aug 21, 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
The perfect knife for me!
I have always loved knives & collected them, in a small way. I purchased this one for my daughter, when she was in high school. After about a year of carrying it, she decided it was overkill & traded it back to me for the size smaller of the same knife. She still carries it today! The knife is great in every manner. Has great steel. great handles, lock, etc... I carried this knife for close to 25 years. I recently lost it & had to buy a new one to replace it.
5 out of 5
Donna Mur
ND
Mar 28, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Fantastic knife , only wish i ihad goten it with spring assist.
Very sharp blade, any chance of returning it for a spring assist opener... I love the other Bench made assist opener ....GREAT PRODUCT AND SERVICE
4 out of 5
Ds
Maine
Mar 19, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Material, None
Great Knife
I carry this knife almost daily. (My other carry is a Benchmade Triage for work) Love the knife as it is elegant yet tough. It fits my hand very well. The blade design is perfect for multiple uses, hunting, camping, chores... The axis lock is the best lock up system in my book, holds the blade securely open with no blade play. I've used this knife to open mail and cut up meat. Great Knife. Now the only down side. D2 steel. Tough steel but rusts. I won't carry this knife when I know I'll be sweating a lot or in a salty environment. I'm very fortunate to have this same knife in 154cm and it hasn't rusted once. You can no longer buy this knife in 154cm because of whatever reason. I would give this knife a 10 star review if they made it in S30V steel for the same price as the D2. My 154cm version I give a 10 star review.
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