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Benchmade 9052SBK AFO II AUTO 3.56" Black Combo Tanto Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: BM9052SBK
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM9052SBK: AFO II - Benchmade Design
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Based on the 9050 AFO, the 9052 AFO II advances a proven tool used in all branches of the Armed Forces. The redesigned AFO incorporates a stronger more reliable lock, open back design, larger button and steel pommel. New and Improved Push Button Lock is more than 30% Stronger than the previous version.

The AFO II is truly an elite cutting tool, currently on active duty throughout the Armed Forces all around the globe. Utilizing Benchmade's time proven automatic opening system for effortless, rapid one-hand deployment and closing. It offers many useful features that make it superior to other knives for S.A.R. or tactical applications. Utility in blade design combined with sizable blade strength are paramount in any field knife, especially in the extremes which military troops can be faced with. A sturdy and formidable handle not only anchors the blade, but also could improvise as other tools in demanding situations. This knife includes a tough, poly-ballistic nylon sheath for conventional carry.

Features
  • Larger Button Release and Increased Finger Guard
  • Faster and Stronger Spring Mechanism
  • Open Backspacer Design for Easy Maintenance
  • Steel Glass Breaker on Butt End
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.56"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Material: BK1 Coated 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Tanto; Auto Open
  • Weight: 5.80oz.
  • Clip: Reversible Steel Carry Clip
  • Lock Mechanism: Button Auto with Integrated Safety
  • Handle Specs: 6061T6 Aluminum, Open Backspacer, Black Hard Anodize
  • Handle Thickness: 0.60"
  • Overall Length: 8.51"
  • Closed Length: 4.95"
  • Made in USA
AFO Comparison
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.
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
Thomas M.
Around the world, USN
May 06, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
World Class
Feels good in the hand. Has a well designed feel to it. Very sharp. Smooth opening.
5 out of 5
Chris G
Pennsylvania
Oct 06, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Quality benchmade as usual
I bought this about a year ago. General use with active duty army. So far it is one of my best knife purchases. The blade holds an edge quite well and the nylon sheath comes in handy. Always have it attached to my belt, barely even notice its there.
5 out of 5
Shane
Atlanta
Aug 31, 2011
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Sheath
Benchmade Quality
Excellent quality, automatic knife.
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