Contego is Latin, meaning "protect". With that ancient ideal in mind, Benchmade Knives 810 Contego exceeds the expectations of even the most demanding customers. Bragging such wonderful features as an Axis brand locking mechanism, ambidextrous thumb stud openers, CPM-M4 steel blade with gray or black Cerakote™ ,Textured G10 handle scales with stainless steel backspacer, full liners, reversible deep-carry tip-up pocket clip, ultra versatile 3.98" fully locking blade, along with the newly added carbide glass breaker, Benchmade Knives' 810 Contego folder goes the extra distance to bring you the very best knife in its class.
The Benchmade 810 Contego is a custom designed knife by one of the most recognized custom designers, Warren Osborne. His reputation for creating knives of the highest caliber holds true on the Benchmade 810 Contego, and the Contego has become a very popular Benchmade folding knife. It’s solid made, easy to use with either right or left hand opening, and employs the secure AXIS lock system.
The 810 Contego measures up with a 3.98 inch blade and a total size of 9.28 inches. It’s weight at 6.1 ounces is a little heavier than some of the more sleeker designs because of the stainless steel, but the quality of the knife makes it worth the weight.
The handle is made with contoured black G-10, has stainless steel liners, and dual thumb studs. It’s a full-size knife, incredibly strong, and perfect to add to a collection or to use for every day carry. The pocket clip mounted for tip-up carry, and left or right pocket deep carry.
Warren Osborne and Benchmade have really outdone themselves with this fine tactical knife. Between the grey cerakote finish on the blade and the razor sharp edge, it’s perfect for use, and Osborne’s focus on design elements such as the sleek steel look make it a nice collection piece as well.
Since its inception in 1988, Benchmade Knives has become a leader in producing fine quality American made blades of all shapes and sizes. The 810 Contego joins a long line of proud pieces already on the market and shows great promise for exceeding the great success of many of its predecessors.