Manufacturer's SKU 522 UPC 610953128036 Manufacturer's Warranty Manufacturing defects - practical lifetime of product Brands Benchmade Blade Type Drop-Point Edge Type Plain Edge, Serrated Blade Length 3 - 3.99 inches Handle Color Black Opening Mechanism Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs Feature / Environment Made in USA
Why We Like It
Offers a sure grip and unbeatable durable handle.
The Benchmade 522 series has a 440C blade (partially serrated). The drop point blade features ambidextrous thumb-studs. The handles are textured Noryl GTX (tough and lightweight!) over a steel frame. The 522 line has the AXIS lock system which makes the knife easier (and faster) to open and close. The pocket clip can be reversed for right or left handers. Over all this is an excellent knife with a good fell and weight- something you could trust your life with.
- Blade Length: 3.47"
- Blade Thickness: 0.125"
- Handle Thickness: 0.640"
- Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel (see below)
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Hollow Ground Drop-Point, Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs (see below)
- Weight: 4.80oz.
- Clip: Reversible Tip-Up Clip
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS Lock (see below)
- Overall Length: 8.25"
- Closed Length: 4.87"
- Sheath Material: Sold Separately
- Class: Black (see below)
440C - A high-chromium stainless steel with a terrific balance of good hardness and corrosion resistance. 440C takes a nice edge and is fairly easy to resharpen. An excellent value priced steel for its performance.
Drop-Point - A slow convex-curved drop in the point characterizes a drop-point blade. The drop-point format lowers the point for control but adds strength to the tip. Usually coupled with plenty of belly for slicing, this format is often used for hunting knives. It is also a fantastic all-around blade format. This blade shape can be found on a wide array of knives.
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.
Black Class products are designed, developed and tested for extreme duty. They are the preferred cutting tools for Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Elite Military Troops around the globe.
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