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Benchmade Torrent Nitrous 890

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Why We Like It

Superb fit and finish blade. A great heirloom item.

The Benchmade 890 Torrent Nitrous features a modified locking-liner with Nitrous assist mechanism. It has a 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC); a black G10 Handle that scales with tip down carry; and a modified drop point blade with a thumb-stud opener.

FEATURES:

  • Blade Length: 3.60"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.100"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.600"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel (see below)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop Point (see below)
  • Weight: 3.50oz.
  • Clip: Tip Down Carry-Clip
  • Lock Mechanism: Locking-Liner with Nitrous Assist (see below)
  • Overall Length: 8.20"
  • Closed Length: 4.60"
  • Sheath Material: Sold Separately
  • Class: Blue (see below)

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Benchmade Design - Made in the USA

154CM Stainless Steel - An American made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality.

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.

Locking-Liner with Nitrous Assist - The basic principle is an integral locking bar within the knife liner being stress bent, enabling it to spring into position behind the rear tang of the blade when the blade is opened. The locking bar wedges against the rear of the blade, locking it open until you physically push it clear and close the blade. With little practice, the process of opening and closing the blade can be done single-handed (locking-liners are made either right or left hand specific). And with a Benchmade modified locking-liner you get a patented feature, which helps to enhance the lock function. The function success and function failure of a locking liner depends greatly on how well it is made and also the quality of the materials used.

Nitrous Assist - Another patented Benchmade exclusive, the Nitrous boosts the blade with ease. As the blade is closed the two torsion arms which run the length of the Handle liners are secured in place and make contact with the blade tang. As tensioned against the blade tang, the user rotates the blade open to a 30-degree angle, the torsion arms take over and continue the blade opening process on its own. The huge advantages to the Nitrous design over other similar concepts, is that the blade must be rotated open beyond a 30-degree angle, which offers added user control.

Class - Blue Class represents the heart of everything that is Benchmade. These USA made products are designed and built for the individual who appreciates the difference that a high-quality cutting tool can make.



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