Benchmade Knives: 202 Leuku - CPM 3V Fixed Blade - Textured Ranger Green Handle
The Puukko has been a popular fixed blade for the outdoors ever since its release, and now it has a big brother!
Why bother beating around the bush when you can cut right through it? You can strike out into the wilderness with confidence when you have the 202 Leuku by your side. This hard-use fixed blade is built to stand up to rigorous bushcrafting tasks. The blade is just over 5" of CPM-3V steel, a resilient steel that will hold its edge and take a beating without batting an eye. You can use this knife comfortably for hours thanks to the textured santoprene handle. The knife includes a leather dangler sheath.
|Blade Steel:||CPM-3V super tough tool steel (60-62HRC)|
|Blade Length:||5.19" (13.18cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||0.140" (3.556mm)|
|Overall Length:||9.69" (24.61cm)|
|Handle Thickness:||0.80" (20.32mm)|
|Handle Material||Textured Ranger Green Santoprene|
The biggest player here is the CPM-3V steel, Crucible’s particle metallurgy tool steel that has incredible properties. It maintains some of the highest toughness on the market, allowing it to withstand more abuse in the field than other steels. The edge holding is impressive as well, and you’ll be able to tackle long chores without the need to stop and resharpen halfway through.
The drop-point blade is sharpened with a saber grind that provides the perfect blend of durability and sharpeness. It’s the perfect blade style when you need your knife to be an all-around companion that isn’t limited to performing a single type of task.
The handle of the 202 Leuku follows the barrel shape of a traditional Scandi knife but combines it with the advantages of a modern material. The textured santoprene has the perfect amount of tackiness and traction. It’s comfortable, impact resistant, and slip resistant in any conditions. In keeping with the tradition of Scandi-inspired knives, there is no guard to get in your way. The entire purpose of the handle is to be both comfortable and maneuverable, allowing you to change your grip as needed for any situation.
Benchmade created a leather dangler sheath for this knife with a protective liner inside the pouch. The size is just right and has a drop loop (may snap off if preferred) that makes the knife dangle below the waistline, keeping it out of the way while you sit, stand, and move around with the knife on your hip. With the integrated firesteel loop, you will have everything you need by your side when you face the outdoors.
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The overall feel of working with the BM202 is perfect. It's built to withstand all the tasks you can throw at it and will be one of your most reliable outdoor tools. Made in the USA by Benchmade.