Benchmade Knives: 490 Arcane - AXIS Assist Flipper - CPM S90V
Originally named the 490 Amicus Flipper.
AXIS® Assist... with a flipper. It's the best of everything in a slim, lightweight, every day carry. Easily operated and carried on either side, the speed and function of AXIS® Assist, the convenience of a flipper. Made in USA.
|Mechanism:||AXIS® Assist flipper|
|Blade Length:||3.20" (8.13cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||0.090" (2.290mm)|
|Open Length:||7.72" (19.61cm)|
|Closed Length:||4.52" (11.48cm)|
|Blade Steel:||CPM-S90V (59-61 HRC)|
|Handle Thickness:||0.48" (12.192mm)|
|Clip Position||Reversible Tip-Up|
|Handle Material||7075-T6 Aluminum|
|Use||Every Day, Tactical|
Just received my new 490, and I couldn't be happier. I had to call in to square away some payment info and the folks on the phone were fantastic. Shipping was exactly as described, and the knife itself is impeccable.
The knife is smooth, ergonomically fantastic, the blade is very well ground, nicely sharp, and the action is amazing.