New Benchmade Folding Knives for 2016

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BM320 Precinct

The Benchmade Knife Company will be releasing new folding knife models in 2016.  Here are some of their new offerings.

BM320 Precinct

A contoured G10 handle and flipper tab in the open position give a safe, solid grip.  The flipper works in conjunction with thrust bearing washers.  Designed by Butch Ball.

Blade Length: 3.30″
Blade Thickness: 0.124″
Open: 7.78″
Closed: 4.48″
Handle Thickness: .48″
Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
Blade Style: Drop-Point
Weight: 3.42 oz.
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Reversible Deep Carry Clip
Lock Mechanism: Liner Lock

MSRP:  $140.00

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BM928 Proxy

BM928 Proxy

The Proxy is a Warren Osborne brainchild that features a Monolock handle with titanium on the locking side and tan G10 on the reverse.  Its CPM-20CV stainless steel blade is deployed with thrust bearing washers from a flipper.  The clip is reversible, tip up.

Blade Length: 3.87″
Blade Thickness: 0.150″
Blade Material: CPM-20CV
Blade Style: Drop Point
Handle Material: Desert Tan Contoured G10 and Titanium
Weight: 4.86 oz.
Clip: Reversible tip-up pocket clip
Overall Length: 8.85″
Closed Length: 5.09″
Sheath: Sold Separately
Made in USA

MSRP:  $295.00

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BM490 Amicus

BM490 Amicus

For 2016, the Amicus combines an AXIS Assist with a flipper tab.  There is a safety lock on the left side of the aluminum handle and a reversible deep carry clip.

Blade Length: 3.20″
Blade Thickness: 0.090″
Open: 7.72″
Closed: 4.52″
Handle Thickness: 0.48″
Blade Material: CPM-S90V
Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
Blade Style: Drop-Point
Weight: 2.88 oz.
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Reversible Deep Pocket Carry
AXIS Class: Blue

MSRP:  $250.00

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BM765 Mini Titanium Monolock

BM765 Mini Titanium Monolock

A smaller version of the model 761, the 765 Monolock has a 3.24″ blade of premium M390 steel.  The signature Monolock pocket clip adorns the right side of the titanium handle.

Blade Length: 3.24″
Blade Thickness: 0.115″
Blade Material: M390 Super Premium Stainless Steel
Blade Style: Drop Point
Handle Material: Machined and Sand-blasted Titanium with thrust bearing washers
Weight: 3.16 oz.
Clip: Reversible tip-up pocket clip
Overall Length: 7.46″
Closed Length: 4.22″
Sheath: Sold Separately
Made in USA

MSRP:  $355.00

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BM698 Foray

BM698 Foray

The upscale 698 Foray is a gentleman’s version of the Allen Elishewitz-conceived, and now discontinued, 690.  The Foray adopts a deep carry clip over its predecessor’s right side tip down spoon and employs an AXIS lock instead of liner lock.

Blade Length: 3.24″
Blade Thickness: 0.137″
Blade Material: CPM-20CV
Blade Style: Drop Point
Handle Material: Black Contoured G10
Weight: 3.58 oz.
Clip: Tip-up deep-carry pocket clip
Overall Length: 7.32″
Closed Length: 4.14″
Sheath: Sold Separately
Made in USA

MSRP: $225.00

Benchmade is also releasing new fixed blades in 2016, which I will cover at a later date.  I always like new shiny things from Mr. De Asis’s company!

by Wilson

Photos:  Benchmade Knife Company

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One Response to New Benchmade Folding Knives for 2016

  1. Paul D'Angelo says:

    I own a Benchmade Foray 698. My only problem is that it is such a nicely made knife, I am hesitant to put it to use! This is a real beauty. Most of the time I find myself carrying one of my 556 Mini-grips. Benchmade definitely knows how to make some quality EDC knives.

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