"His sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen but his country's cause"
Homer penned these words in the Illiad, and the Benchmade Adamas 275 is a worthy tribute to the soldier, Adamas, whose name means "invincible" and for whom the knife is named. Benchmade has gone even further, by designating a portion of the sales of this knife to the Ranger Assistance Foundation, a fund established to help the families and friends of fallen Rangers in the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment.
Shane Sibert designed this benchmade tactical knife along with Major Jeff Streucker, a former Ranger (he won the Best Ranger Competiton in 1996) and Chaplain who carried Benchmade knives throughout his lengthy Army career, including a post as squad leader during the infamous Battle of Mogadishu, aka Blackhawk Down. They designed the knife to represent American soldiers - tough, aggressive and dependable. A full-size folder, it does the job it was designed to do when called upon, and inspires confidence in your hand, ergonomically flawless, almost an extension of your thought process rather than your arm. The machined G-10 handle in Desert Tan or Black is light, grippy, and withstands the abuse your go-to knife sustains. With a lanyard hole and full stainless liners, the knife has been designed for versatility and performance.
Made of D2 tool steel, this Benchmade Knives
Adamas 275 makes an excellent daily urban-use blade, retaining an edge throughout the most common push-cutting tasks while still performing admirably as a slicer. It's easy to sharpen, and maintains an edge well. The 100% ambidextrous patented Axis Lock mechanism inspires measurable confidence in either hand. The reversible deep-carry tip-up pocket clip insures it's there in position when you want - or need - it.
Blade Style - drop point with ambidextrous thumb-studs
Blade length 3.82"
Blade thickness .160"
Overall length 8.70"
Weight 7.70 oz.
Handle thickness .73"
Sheath weight 1.50 oz.