Product Description for Amicus (490)
Maker: Benchmade (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95194
Blade length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.72 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 2.88 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.0 oz.
Blade: CPM-S90V stainless steel (59-61HRC)
Handle: 7075-T6 aluminum
Style: Folding AXIS lock with flipper
Description: The Benchmade 490 Amicus is the first knife to include both the Axis-Assist and a flipper. Finally you can have the best of both worlds bundled into a slimline package!
The drop point blade is made from premium CPM-S90V with a satin finish and a swedge. CPM-S90V is a excellent high-end, American-made, powdered metallurgical steel with a uniform micro-structure. The high carbon content combines with vanadium to form vanadium carbides, providing incredible wear resistance while leaving the chromium free to provide a high level of corrosion resistance.
The Benchmade patented AXIS-Assist mechanism deploys the blade with ease using the ambidextrous flipper. The flipper tab barely protrudes, keeping this one of the slimmest flippers available on the market. A front mounted integrated safety allows the knife to be locked open or closed. The safety can also be operated with a single hand.
The lightweight aluminum handle is black anodized and offers a perfect blend of ergonomics and style. The handle is smooth and offers no resistance when drawing it from a pocket. The rear of the handle has been tapped so a lanyard can be added. Includes a reversible pocket clip that is mounted for tip-up carry.
- Designed by Benchmade in-house staff
- Strongest assisted locking mechanism on the market
- Safety for both opened and closed position
- Slimline, lightweight knife
- One-hand ambidextrous function
- S90V stainless steel blade (HRC 59-61), drop point,
- Clip: Silver, reversible, tip-up
- Class: Blue
- Made in the USA
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 weeks