New Benchmade 484 - Nakamura

26th Mar 2014

The new Benchmade 484 Nakamura didn't impress me when I saw the initial photos.  In fact, I didn't even order very many. 

Benchmade 484 Nakamura

When I went to SHOT, however, they put it in my hand and everything changed.  Photos just don't do this knife justice.

At just under 4", Benchmade made this a very pocketable EDC knife.  Clipped to your pocket, you barely notice the heft of this great knife.

The G-10 handles feel sturdy, like a knife should.  There is no plastic feel--nothing flimsy here.

The Bohler M390 is a great choice of blade steel on this knife.  Benchmade has put the M390 on many of its premium knives lately and the response has been all positive.  M390 is a powdered steel with excellent edge holding, toughness and stain resistance.  

The action on the 484 Nakamura is perfectly smooth.  I was impressed with ergonomics in flipping out the blade.  It seems to be slightly different than my other Benchmades--it is easier (if that is even possible). 

We received our initial shipment.  We will be reordering today.  :)