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Benchmade Osborne Rift Axis Lock 3.67" Satin Plain Blade G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM950
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM950: RIFT™ - Osbourne Design - Satin Plain Edge
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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.
  • Patented AXIS® Mechanics
  • One-Hand Ambidextrous Function
  • Heavily Milled G10 for Tactile Grip
  • Tough 154CM Reverse Tanto Blade
  • Country of origin: USA
Features
  • Blade Length: 3.67"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.114"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Reverse Tanto, Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 4.80oz.
  • Clip: Tip Up, Reversible, Black Split-Arrow
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.27"
  • Closed Length: 4.60"
axis lock
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.
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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Marc
Ca
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
Dreamy
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
Mike
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.
4 out of 5
Michael J
MN, USA
Mar 19, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Good knife, but expected better condition from factory.
Overall, solid and well built knife. One problem, the secondary bevel from the factory is so shallow that it needs to be redone to put a proper edge on. I have heard this is a recurring problem with benchmade knives. No big deal if you have the proper tools.
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