Benchmade 2551BK Mini Reflex Automatic Knife
The Mini Reflex II from Benchmade is an upgraded version of the classic Mini Reflex design. It features a slightly larger button and fires hard with a snappy action thanks to its heavy coil spring. This automatic knife is a great pocket size and makes for an excellent everyday carry option. This version has a coated black plain edge blade.
The Blade: Built from dependable 154CM the Mini Reflex II has a thin drop point profile with a razor sharp cutting edge. It has a black coated blade and locks up securely via the button lock mechanism.
The Handle: The handle of the 2551 is made from two solid pieces of aluminum which have been anodized black with grooves for traction. A secondary safety mechanism is located on the spine of the handle and locks the blade both open and closed for additional security. The whole knife has a wonderful lightweight feel and can easily be carried via the tip up right hand carry clip.
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (154CM)|
|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.
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