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Benchmade 860BK Bedlam Folding Knife 3.95" Black Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM860BK
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
Retail Price: $240.00
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BM860BK: 860 Bedlam
Benchmade Knives

The popular Auto-Bedlam is now available in a manual version.
  • AXIS® Lock Mechanism
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC)
  • Ambidextrous dual thumb stud opener
  • Black G10 handle scales and tip-up reversible clip
  • Blade Length: 3.95" (10.03 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.18 mm)
  • Open: 9.71" (24.66 cm)
  • Closed: 5.76" (14.64 cm)
  • Weight: 7.10 oz. (201.28 g)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.60" (15.18 mm)
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953135508

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.
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.
4.750 (4 reviews)
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Mark T.
Apr 28, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, None
Great blade, delivers as promised!
As other reviews have commented, this is a large knife with a large handle and integral glass breaker. The handle is proportional to the blade and its stated uses. I do not find it overly large for my hand (#7 glove size, or Medium) and I do not find it cumbersome to carry in jeans or slacks, but this will be a matter of individual tastes. The blade is sharp out of the box, and the curvature is perfect for both thrusts and cuts. The axis lock is new to me, but very secure and easy on opening and closing with either hand. Jimping is adequately deep and well placed for forward and reverse grips. The handle is interestingly patterned (easily seen in the ads), though not very deeply. I could wish for a slightly roughened texture to enhance the grip, especially for fine work or fencer's grip. Balance is nice: center of balance is about 1 cm behind the blade hinge and center of percussion (so to speak) is about 2 cm distal to the hinge. As other reviewers have noted, the pocket clip is slightly loose. It does not result in the knife falling out of your pocket, but it would not be secure for some conditions. It can be switched for left or right pocket carry, which I find very useful.
5 out of 5
South West USA
Oct 21, 2011
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
Smooth action
This is a great knife. The only thing that I'd like to point out is that when I put the knife in my pocket without the clip, it turns handle "u" shape down. It came super hair shaving sharp and all it needed was a little oil. Great EDC if you like larger knives. Knifecenter's price seems high, but your trusting that you will have no problems receiving your purchase.
4 out of 5
Southern California
Mar 31, 2011
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
One of the best benchmade knives yet
Finally, a manual version of the automatic bedlam. The auto version was too unwieldy and the safety drove me nuts. Out comes the manual AXIS version and it's a real winner. A gorgeous blade and great balance. This is a big knife - when you deploy the blade you're holding a very intimidating looking blade. Forward and reverse grip, this knife is not going to slip out of your hand. The metal back end of the knife is not just for show. You can smash things effectively with the knife closed. One of the best pocket clips BM has put on a manual knife in a while - very deep carry for tip up left or right handed. Only thing that I can ding it on is that it takes a rather long time to break in BK coated knives, I don't understand why they coat the blade where it pivots.
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