The 495 Vector from Benchmade Knives is an eye-catching AXIS Assisted flipper that performance and style in an every day carry package. The diamond textured G10 scales look and feel great in the hand while the spear point blade of CPM S30V delivers piercing and slicing performance to handle even the toughest tasks.
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The Blade: The spear point blade of the Vector deploys with amazing speed thanks to the AXIS Assisted operation flipper. The assisted operation also allows the flipper tab to be smaller making for a sleeker profile in the pocket. The relatively thin stock of the spear point blade helps to enhance both slicing and piercing performance while the S30V blade delivers a good combination of toughness, edge retention and corrosion resistance.
The Handle: Black G10 scales mounted to stainless steel liners are contoured on the edges for comfort and sport diamond texturing on the flats for excellent security in the hand. An open back construction reduces weigh and makes for easy maintenance. The AXIS lock provides true ambidextrous operation and some of the most secure lockup in the industry.
The Vector carries via a reversible (tip-up), deep carry stainless steel pocket clip.
The 495 features an integral safety switch on the spine of the handle which prevents unintentional deployment when closed.
CPM S30V: A martensitic, powdered stainless steel with high levels of wear and corrosion resistance. Its chemistry promotes the formation and even distribution of vanadium carbides, which are harder and more effective at cutting than chromium carbides. This gives it a very refined grain, further improving the sharpness and toughness. S30V is a great, all around steel with high levels of performance.
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