Benchmade 810 Contego, Black ComboEdge Blade, G10 Handles - 810SBK

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The Benchmade 810 Contego takes its name from the Latin word for "protect." As a tactical folding knife made with only the strongest materials, the Contego is the ultimate protector to whoever carries the knife.

Designed by the late great Warren Osborne, the knife features a 3.98-inch blade made from CPM-M4, a tough super steel that gets scary sharp. Its reverse tanto blade design has a large belly for slicing and a strong point. This particular version comes with a partially serrated black-coated blade for extra utility.

Dual thumb studs are well-placed on the blade to allow for easy one-handed opening in any situation. As with every Benchmade folder, the blade stays engaged thanks to the ambidextrous and reliable AXIS locking mechanism.

The toughness of the Contego doesn't stop at the blade though.

Made from heavily milled G10 scales, the handle boasts aggressive texture and an ergonomic design that'll keep the knife firmly in hand at all costs. A carbide glass breaker at the butt gives you a last option when things get dire.

Finally, a reversible tip-up carry pocket clip bears the familiar butterfly logo of the iconic American-made brand.

Brand: Benchmade
Catalog Number: 496764
Assisted Open No
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Partially Serrated/ComboEdge
Blade Length 3.98
Blade Material CPM-M4 Super Steel
Closed Length 5.30
Handle Color Black
Handle Material G-10
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 5.92
Lock Type AXIS lock
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Point Clip Point
Sheath Included No
title_tag Benchmade 810 Contego, 3.98" M4 Black ComboEdge Blade, G10 Handles - 810SBK
Total Length 9.28

Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990 (originally founded in California in 1988). The initial knives primarily consisted of the Bali-Song knives, using a combination of outside vendors and inside processing to build finished products. And like most companies, starting out meant scarce money and big plans, using second hand equipment and limited resources.

Soon, a natural born fortitude and an undying passion to make it right and make it Benchmade, prospered into significant growth. As the product line grew so did the in-house capabilities. We began to acquire new machines and technologies including the first of several lasers, making Benchmade the first knife manufacturer to have such equipment in-house. Open minds and positive attitudes would lead to several more industry firsts over the course of the next several years.

This was only the beginning of Benchmade's breaking of new ground in the manufactured knife markets by using non-traditional materials and modern manufacturing methods in not only building knives better but, inevitably building better knives. The Designer Series was first introduced in 1991 with several custom designs being manufactured. By tapping into the custom knife makers' knowledge and combining it with our manufacturing expertise we were more readily able to offer more contemporary knife designs and innovations to the knife users.

Consecutive years of aggressive growth led to the next logical step in 1996 when Benchmade moved into its own 35,000 sq. ft. facility. A contemporary styled building complete with all of the modern equipment and amenities necessary to manufacture what has become recognized as a higher standard of specialty cutlery.

Today, Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users. As we move into the 21st century we are poised for even more exciting opportunities, innovations and ongoing total world-class quality. Here at Benchmade we employ a simple philosophy- "Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade."

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