Benchmade Knives: 15031-2 HUNT - North Fork - Stabilized Wood
A compact AXIS® folding hunting knife with a recurved blade to assist with processing duties. Keep one in your pocket and a fixed blade in your pack. Made in USA.
|Blade Steel:||CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)|
|Blade Length:||2.97" (7.54cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||0.114" (2.90mm)|
|Open Length:||6.97" (17.70cm)|
|Closed Length:||3.90" (9.91cm)|
|Handle Thickness:||0.53" (13.46mm)|
|Clip Position||Reversible Tip-Up|
|Handle Material||Stabilized Wood|
I decided on this knife because I wanted a classy knife that could hold an edge.
First off, this knife is similar to other knives that Benchmade makes, but it is lacking a spring assist and a blade lock behind the locking system (I hope that makes sense) that other Benchmade models have for about $10 less. Being a great fan of 154cm and 1095 steel, I figured I'd give s30v a try. I'll have to give another review when I tourcher this pocket knife.
I'd suggest oiling the knife as soon as you get it to make the blade a little easier to open. It isn't overy tight, its just new and metal on metal needs that kind of love. It's a solid knife and a solid design.
Lastly, I'll give a shout out to Knives Ship Free. I have received my knives within a days of my orders (I live half way across the country). They take care of customers. They found a loyal customer.