Benchmade Shootout OTF Automatic (5370FE) - 3.51" CPM-CruWear Flat Earth Tanto Plain Blade, Black CF-Elite Handle
In a world where most out-the-front automatics are expensive and heavy, there is a demand for a lightweight and affordable OTF automatic the 5370FE Shootout™ is it. This Black Class knife was designed with law enforcement and tactical personnel in mind. It is the perfect weak-hand backup for anyone concerned with gross-motor deployment under stress. The 5370FE™ Shootout handles are CF-Elite®, a carbon-fiber filled Nylon that increases rigidity and allows for reliable deployment. The molded CF-Elite® has detailed texture that could not be milled into aluminum, Flat Earth PVD coated CPM-CruWear® blades, Carbide glass breaker and a reversible clip. Made in the USA and stocked full of features and premium materials, the 5370FE Shootout™ packs a punch.
- Tanto style blade made from CPM CRU-WEAR carbon steel with a flat earth colored PVD finish.
- Thumb slide opener for snappy opening and closing action.
- CF-Elite handle with a carbide glass breaker.
- Reversible deep-carry pocket clip.
|Overall Length||8.22 in|
|Closed Length||4.71 in|
|Blade Length||3.51 in|
|Blade Thickness||0.100 in|
|Blade Finish||Flat Earth PVD Coated|
|Handle Thickness||0.51 in|
|Clip Material||Reversible Tip-Down|
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Absolutely horrible handle material, almost feels like a literal toy! The blade steel is superior and by far and away the best steel on the market currently. Also the action on this OTF is actually pretty amazing! Only had one miss'deploy but that's pretty much it fpr upsides.. the blade is extremely thin like excessively thin! Also the handle its almost as if the took them old finger boards (skateboard) we used to play in school and just stuck a blade between them and lobbed a bunch of super glue and called it good. I can't justify paying upward of 300$ for about 6oz of plastic and a paper thin tanto sticking out of it. Def don't recommend until they upgrade that garbage handle!! If I didn't stupidly have my initials etched before I got it I would b sending back save your money or just buy a lower model microtech!
First let me start by saying the customer service (BP) is the BEST in the business. Now, lets talk BM OTF. This design/feel have been polarizing in the community. For me, I will say, "I dig it!" Yes, it's feather light but the action, ergos as well as functionality are fantastic. This model will definately serve its purpose in my world of edc as well as sporting activites. Love me some CRUWEAR which has excellent edge retention, even after processing over 100 chickens in my spare time. Okay well, maybe that last part is a bit of a story but everything else is factual. Now, just try 1 out & you be the judge. TMTMTL........