Benchmade Phaeton OTF, 3.45" S30V Blade Blade, Dark Earth Aluminum Handle - 4600DLC-1

Benchmade Phaeton OTF, 3.45" S30V Blade Blade, Dark Earth Aluminum Handle - 4600DLC-1
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A spit-fire OTF, the 4600 Phaeton combines speed and style in a semi-tactical everyday carry. This double-action out-the-front automatic knife features a 3.45 single-edge drop point blade and is available in multiple handle colors.

The CPM-S30V stainless steel blade is an American-made premium grade stainless steel and the first of its kind specifically designed for use in knives. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality. Comes complete with a deep-carry pocket clip that can be reversed for right or left hand carry making this knife completely ambidextrous.

Made in the United States.

Brand: Benchmade
Specifications
Assisted Open No
Automatic Knife Yes
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 3.45
Blade Material Stainless Steel (CPM-S30V)
Closed Length 4.63
Handle Color Brown/Tan
Handle Material Aluminum
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 3.01
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Point Drop Point
Total Length 8.08

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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