Product DescriptionBenchmade BM1000001 Volli, 3.2" CPM-S30V SS Plain Blade, G-10 Handle
In 2013 the Volli was added to the Benchmade family, this folder uses Benchmade's trademark Axis-assist for quick one handed operations. It has the stainless-steel alloy, an excellent lock mechanism, a tactical opening mechanism and maximum durable handles. The Benchmade AXIS-Assist is a long-proven mechanism to both open and firmly lock a tactical folder blade. The Volli has dual, ambidextrous thumb studs to start the one-hand opening, and then the spring takes fully over to open the blade. The locking bar in the middle of the liner slides forward in the tang slot and the blade is locked, period. The tang-lock is as close as any folding knife gets to being a fixed blade. The locking bar is also ambidextrous, so the Volli can be unlocked by sliding the bar to the rear with either the thumb or index finger or more commonly by a pinch between both. Made out of S30V blade steel, right out of the box this knife is razor sharp! The S30V is an American-made and developed premium grade stainless steel created especially for knives. It is a powder-made steel with a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties. As a blade material, it offers excellent corrosion resistance and superb edge qualities.The Volli uses a 3.25-inch long drop point blade with a thin profile of the blade makes it a excellent slicer. The handle on the Benchmade Volli is constructed using black contoured G10 handles. The scales on this knife have a smooth elegant texture that almost feels sleek and smooth in your hand. The Volli also has full stainless liners that are built into the G10 scales and checkered back-spacers.And in typical Benchmade fashion, there milled out for weight savings. The pocket clip is Benchmade's standard split-arrow design. The clip is placed higher on the handle so it conceals most of the knife in your pocket.Specifications:
- Overall Length: 7.68"
- Blade Length: 3.26"
- Blade Thickness: 0.100"
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V
- Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Contoured and textured black G10
- Handle Thickness: 0.56"
- Handle Length: 4.42"
- Open Mechanism: Thumb-stud Assisted
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS
- Pocket Clip: Tip-up
- Weight: 4.28 oz.
- Made in the USA
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I did a lot of research before purchasing this knife. I am very fond of Benchmade knives and own several of them; autos, manual and assist. This knife has received some opposition for its assisted opening and having the Axis lock, since you cannot close it using the Axis actuator. I look at it this way, for me personally, I love assisted knives and the Axis Assist is designed to give quick deployment and rock solid lockup with the Axis lock. It is NOT designed to be closed with the Axis lock. If you want that, do not buy this knife. Buy a 940 or Griptilian. If you are looking for a knife that deploys fast, has solid lockup, and feels wonderful in hand, look no further. I would buy this knife repeatedly. It has now become my EDC. For those who are Mini Barrage users, like me, this is the perfect bigger version. The G10 handle scales are also well executed, feel extremely comfortable, and keep the knife secure in your hand.
Well built solid great knife cuts well and has strong lock and assisted opening on it is fast. All I can say is it is awesome and good knife worth the money and made in USA. buy one you won't regret it.