Benchmade M.Williams Large Axis, D2 Blade, Plain
When you're talking about most iconic knives from Benchmade, the Benchmade 710 will always be in the conservation.
Not only is it the first Benchmade to feature the highly regarded AXIS locking mechanism but it's also one of the best all-around folders on the market.
It all starts with the 3.9-inch blade. The modified clip-point blade is extremely versatile, and the dual thumb studs make for quick and easy ambidextrous opening.
The 710D2 iteration of the folder, which was designed by Bill McHenry and Jason Williams, features high-quality D2 steel. Known for its outstanding wear resistance, D2 steel is touted for its ability to tackle the toughest tasks around.
Farther down the knife is the simple yet effective handle. Machined G10 scales allow for a secure and comfortable grip in a variety of conditions. A black reversible tip-up pocket clip makes traveling with the knife effortless.
Now we get to the most formidable aspect of the knife: the AXIS lock. Considered by some to be the strongest lock ever made, the AXIS is tested to withstand the most rigorous conditions without failing. It can even support a negative load of more than 200 lbs without showing any signs of weakness.
With an overall length of 8.8 inches, this is a knife to behold from top to bottom. We can go on forever about the Benchmade 710, but we'll let the knife speak for itself.
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (D2)|
|Lock Type||AXIS lock|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
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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