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Benchmade 950 Osborne Rift AXIS Folder 3.67" Satin Plain Blade, Black and Charcoal G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM950
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
Retail Price: $195.00
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BM950: 950 Rift | Osborne Design
The 950 Rift is packed with features to help get the job done. Reverse Tanto for toughness, large-bellied blade for all the utility cutting you can throw at it, and heavily milled and textured G10 scales to help you get a firm grip on any situation.
  • AXIS locking mechanism with ambidextrous thumb-stud openers 
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61hrc) 
  • G10 handle scales with reversible tip-up pocket clip
  • Blade Length: 3.67"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.114"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.560"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Reverse Tanto, Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 4.80oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Tip Up, Reversible, Black Split-Arrow
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.27"
  • Closed Length: 4.60"
  • Class: Black
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953125004

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.
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5 out of 5
Feb 02, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
All around beautiful knife
I love the feel of this knife. The weight is solid while not being too heavy. The axis lock is honestly more effective (for me) than the spring assisted models. The grips are not too aggressive like a lot of comments I read. There also is no play in the blade when it's locked. This is now my EDC and I couldn't be happier. The only real con (for knifecenter) is that I don't think I'll ever have to buy another blade again.
5 out of 5
Jun 25, 2013
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 950 is my new EDC and is my favorite standard-issue Benchmade. I use it for everyday chores and for martial arts practice. In photos, the Rift seems like a bruiser, but its profile is much slimmer than I expected: the Rift slips into my pocket comfortably and discreetly. The handle has a reassuring heft to it because the liners are not skeletonized, but this is a good thing: the knife balances perfectly on the forefinger (normal grip). The cutout on the handle nicely fits the pinky (normal grip) or index finger (reverse grip) and increases cutting/slashing efficiency. The G-10 scale texture is great; grippy where it needs to be but smooth where pants and pocket clip meet. I will probably round off the G-10 edges, which are, as others have noted, a bit sharp. The black-and-gray wood grain pattern is beautiful. I love the reverse tanto and high saber grind. I usually prefer leaf blades with FFGs, but I like the 950's all-round appeal: the Rift wants to cut like a full flat grind, pierce like a clip point, and retain tip strength like a regular tanto. And its 154cm is probably my favorite stainless steel: it's a great all-rounder, much as the Rift's blade is a great all-around shape. Though the Rift does not have a true choil like most Spydercos do, choking up on the 950 is still pretty easy. My thumb fits nicely on the spine ramp. My forefinger rests comfortably and securely on the flared finger guard. The only thing I wish I'd known before buying the 950 is how much I'd love it. I would've bought the knife several years ago, when it first caught my eye, rather than wait so long.
5 out of 5
Huntington Beach, CA
Jun 22, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Benchmade Rift
The Rift is everything I was hoping for in a large folder, the blade design is awesome. The fit and finish is superb. The one thing to consider when purchasing this knife is how easy it is to sharpen the 154CM steel, I have owned knives with more expensive premium steel (S30V and 3V) that held an edge longer, but take a lot more time to sharpen. The knife is big and heavy but the trade off is a durable, solid folder that is capable of tackling the biggest of chores.
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