Benchmade Contego Reverse Tanto Blade

Benchmade Contego Reverse Tanto Blade

Benchmade Contego Reverse Tanto Blade Benchmade

Benchmade Contego Reverse Tanto Blade

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Latin for “Protect” or “Shield,” Benchmade's Contego™ Reverse Tanto Blade is built for toughness and durability.

The Contego designer Warren Osborne was raised in the farming and ranching industry. This taught Warren early on what great utility a quality knife can offer. How a knife feels in the hand over extended use, blade design/edge configurations, and the types of materials used are all mandatory considerations of an Osborne design. The Contego Reverse Tanto Blade features a 62-64HRC steel blade, which features a combination of high carbon, moly, vanadium and tungsten for excellent wear resistance and toughness. The textured and contoured G10 handle scales, the ambidextrous thumb-stud openers, and the AXIS® locking mechanism allow for efficient deployment of and a solid, dependable grip on the blade, while the stainless steel backspacer and reversible deep carry tip-up pocket clip allow for easy mounting and carrying on your clothing. The tanto blade also includes a carbide glass breaker. This military-grade knife is essential when lives are on the line, and elite armed forces across the globe use the CONTEGO® for just that – The ultimate defense.


  • AXIS® Locking Mechanism
  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Openers
  • CPM-M4 Steel Blade (62-64HRC)
  • Textured and Contoured G10 Handle Scales
  • Stainless Steel Backspacer
  • Reversible Deep Carry Tip-Up Pocket Clip with Butterfly Logo
  • Carbide Glass Breaker


  • Blade Length: 3.98"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.156"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.550"
  • Blade Material: CPM-M4
  • Blade Hardness: 62-64HRC
  • Weight: 5.92oz.
  • Overall Length: 9.28"
  • Closed Length: 5.30"
  • Class: Black

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, spans the liners, and is 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 its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS® bar itself.

Important Notice: The carry-clip has been installed on the right side (or non-Benchmade logoed side of blade) of AXIS knife products for right side pocket carry. If you prefer to clip-carry the knife in the left side pocket, it is important that you remount the carry-clip on the other side of the knife handle. This is recommended for ideal access and optimum user safety.

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