Benchmade Knives: 908BK-1501 - AXIS Stryker II - Carbon Fiber - CPM-M4
The Stryker® 908BK-1501 - A KnivesShipFree exclusive
You already know that we're big fans of AXIS folders. We've always wanted to collaborate with Benchmade on an exclusive and, at long last, here it is: the 908BK-1501 AXIS STRYKER, available only from KnivesShipFree.
This very special model is a full-size folder that carries like a much smaller knife. Credit its light weight (4.35 ounces) to carbon-fiber scales and blue-anodized spacers. It also benefits from a deep-carry pocket clip, which is reversible.
The heart of any knife is its blade, of course, and this black-coated beauty sets a new standard -- it's crafted from CPM-M4 "super steel," a high-vanadium carbon steel with great edge holding and toughness, along with excellent resistance to corrosion.
We're thrilled to offer the 908-1501 AXIS STRYKER, but hurry -- quantities are limited.
- AXIS® locking mechanism
- Drop Point with ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener
- CPM-M4 "Super Steel"
- Black Carbon Fiber handle scales with blue barrel spacers, black liners and reversible tip-up pocket clip
|Blade Steel:||CPM-M4, Black Cerakote|
|Blade Profile:||Drop Point|
|Handle Material:||Carbon Fiber|
|Pocket Clip:||Reversible, tip-up|
|Blade Hardness:||62-64 HRC|
This knife is fantastic. Carries light, smooth opening M4 tool steel 3,5 inch blade. Nice low ride clip. I love it. I need to get another. This knife is well worth the price. Good job knives ship free!
Beautiful knife. I have an original 908 Stryker which I use daily, and so I wanted to upgrade, and I'm glad I did. Send the ApostleP the commission, he sold me on it.
I own a lot of Benchmades, a ZT, and a CRK. If I had to choose one knife for the rest of my life right this moment, this would be it. 3.5" of CPM-M4 weighting only 4.3oz. This is my go to "High Abuse" EDC. I have XL hands and generally prefer smaller 3" sized blades (weird right?) but this specific 908 has helped me find love for the larger 3.5" full size blades. Just wait until you hold this thing in your hand. Perfection on KSF and Benchmade. Contemplating ordering 1 or 2 more of these so I can keep one mint and have one to pass on down to my son some day.
I've carried this knife exclusively since I bought it in January. Deep pocket carry. Excellent edge. Smooth deployment with no blade play. The coating holds up to every day use. I strop it once a week if it needs it or not. I think I can sell all of my other folders.
I trust The ApostleP's reviews in YouTube. I knew I had to have this BM after his review. It's everything he said it was. Typically stiff AXIS lock action when received. That's a good thing IMO. It means it's only going to get better and smoother. I do my usual 1 drop (only) of Tuff Glide to the pivot and to the AXIS lock area. Then I work it. Now? Buttery smooth deployment not unlike my 940-1 which is hard to improve on. I adjusted the pivot screw just a tad. Now there is zero blade play. I mean none. Blade centering? Perfect. I thought the CF handles might be slick but, they have a non textured feel that's hard to explain. Just beautiful. Excellent and minimal jimping. Just the right places. The blade came superbly sharpened. I have only stropped minimally just to add a little something to the edge.
Tell you what, Benchmade is only getting better in my recent experiences. That knife company from CO seems to have some QC issues as I have sold the last 3 knives I've bought from them. Off center blades that can't be corrected. A blade lock that pinches your hand. I'm done with them. Benchmade's knives are coming out of the factory ready to go. Someone is paying attention there and this AXIS Stryker II is an example of that. It ticks off all the right boxes and might be their best yet.
This was my first KSF purchase and everything went wonderfully. Call me a satisfied customer who'll be back again and again.
Amazing knife and absolutely beautiful.striking in fact no punn intended. Gorgeous,comfortable and secure carbon fiber handle. Ergos are different but very very good.has functional jimping (bravo Benchmade!) and a thumb "stop" or very short thumb ramp.it works great! Its secure in hand and offers multi grip versatility.
Classic and sexy blade shape.well centered and very sharp.awesome CPM-M4 steel is my favorite.takes rediculous edge and holds it extremely well.takes a minute to sharpen but lasts loooong time.love it! Keep it clean and oiled to prevent corrosion though.
Action is buttery smooth,no play. Lockup is secure but has tiny bit of vertical play until i force the lock bar forward a bit.i expect it to wear in eventually however.common with some axis-locks.
To sum it up its simply one of the most handsome and striking high performance folders out there. Can handle tactical,EDC and gent knife duties equally well. An awesome knife and extremely highly recommended. When you see it wearing a mirror polished edge your jaw will drop!
Absolutely the best knife you could own for the money. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Super light for the size and a solid all around knife. This was my first cpm m4 steel knife and blown away with it as well love the coating keeps the patina away. Could go on. An absolute must have for any true knife junkie
I own the Axis Stryker mini with 154 CM steel, and I just purchased this upgraded stryker with the M4 steel, very happy with the cutting edge. And excited about the better steel. The overall build quality is excellent. I would love to see a matching mini version, just for the sake of reduced weight. Although from the specs you can see that the full-size is not bad at 4.3 ounces. Great HEC knife for edc
very good quality, Represents an HEC EDC knife, High end Carry knife. After one week of break in, pivot mechanism runs as smooth as butter. I love the upgraded steel as it has better edge retention.