Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Peqkx, Apr 4, 2006.
im a nub and don't understand how it works.
it's not an auto. i believe for this one you flick it
just checked their site, doesnt say anything about being auto.
I don't know if Benchmade even makes them.
Benchmade does make autos, but that isn't one of them.
That "nub" is the axis lock lever. It's a very solid type of blade lock. As to Auto's BM does make several autos, including an auto axis lock setup.
I've recently become a big fan of axis lock knives after purchasing a BM Mini Griptillian 556. Opening is extremely fast and the locking is very stout. If you're looking for an almost auto opening look at Kershaw's Ken Onion series that have thier Speed Assist opening. My Kershaw Avalanche has a super fast opening and is a good knife.
I bought a BM 710, it'll be here in a few days.
i guess auto knives would have the spring wear out eventually? my ideal knife would be:
thumb nub for opening
at least 3 inch blade
I want a mini-Griptilian. I spending 9 straigh weeks in a tent in the wilderness this summer, and I still can't justify the expense though. I need monies.
I love my min-griptillian. And the axis lock system is great.
how does it work exactly? the blade freely swings out until it's 180 degrees (or extended as far as possible) then you thumb the switch over to lock it?
if you pull the lock down, the blade swings freely. When you release hte lock, it springs upward (the lock), and if the blade is at 180degrees.
If you just flick it up with the thumbstud, it just locks at full extension, you dont need to pull it or anything.
then to release the blade, you simply pull hte lock downward with your thumb and the blade is somewhat free again. You can flick your wrist and the blade is down. So damn simple, one hand operation and you fingers are never under the blade
sorry if that was confusing.