With its stainless steel blade and AXIS®-Assist locking mechanism, the Nakamura AXIS® Knife brings the best of both worlds: detailed design and functional strength.
Benchmade's Nakamura AXIS® Knife features a durable M390 super premium stainless steel drop-point blade, which provides superior cutting ability, wear resistance, and excellent corrosion resistance. With its powerful tip for slicing, this blade is excellent for use in hunting. The black contoured G10 handle is impervious to moisture and physically stable under climate change, thus allowing you to maintain a solid grip on the Nakamura Knife during use. A reversible tip-up pocket clip makes it easy to carry the knife in your pocket or on your belt and quickly access it whenever you need it. The patented, exclusive, 100% ambidextrous AXIS® locking mechanism 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. Benchmade continually strives to manufacture high quality products that will deliver superior performance and provide great value for our customers. Whether you are using a Nakamura Axis Knife as a basic cutting tool or a professional grade rescue hook to perform a quick cut in an emergency situation, you can count on your Benchmade tool to get the job done.
- M390 super premium stainless steel blade (60-62HRC)
- Modified drop-point blade with ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener
- Black contoured G10 handle scales with stainless steel liners
- Reversible tip-up pocket clip
- AXIS®-Assist locking mechanism with safety
M390: A high performance blade steel with superior cutting ability and wear resistance due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. As a blade material it offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium.
Drop-Point: A slow convex-curved drop in the point characterizes a drop-point blade. This blade format lowers the point for control but adds strength to the tip. It is a very popular blade shape that ranges from a slight drop to a radical downward curve providing endless styles. In fixed blades this blades shape easily sheaths. Usually coupled with plenty of belly for slicing, this format is often used for hunting knives. Drop points are a great all-around blade format.
G10: An extremely durable makeup of layers of fiberglass soaked in resin, then highly compressed and baked. Impervious to moisture or liquid and physically stable under climate change. Most commonly black, but is available in various colors, too.
||M390 Super Premium Stainless Steel
||Reversible, Silver, Split-Arrow, Tip-Up