Benchmade Knives: 698 Foray - Black G-10
Much like its popular predecessor, the 698 offers gent-styling in a larger overall profile, translating to improved handling and all-around utility. Made in USA.
|Blade Steel:||CPM-20CV (59-61 HRC)|
|Blade Length:||3.24" (8.23cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||0.137" (3.48mm)|
|Open Length:||7.32" (18.59cm)|
|Closed Length:||4.14" (10.52cm)|
|Handle Thickness:||0.56" (14.224mm)|
|Handle Material||Black Contoured G10|
|Use||Every Day, Outdoor|
The photo here doesn't do this knife justice. This is probably the most well balanced, beautiful Benchmade product I've got. A little smaller than I usually carry, yet it still fits the hand well (I've got average sized hands). Honestly, I'd have to say that it's really about the perfect size for average every day tasks. For larger, heavier work, you may want to opt for another knife...like the Contego maybe.
Blade centering was spot on, and the action is as smooth as I've seen out of my (now) nine BM knives. Only negative I can give to it is that upon arrival, the clip did not fit properly (about 1/32" gap between clip and handle). Could've called BM and had them send me a new one, but fortunately I already had an extra on hand, now all is well there.