For those looking for the comfort and portability of an EDC without sacrificing the tough-as-nails construction of a tactical knife, Benchmade's new 495 Vector is here to meet your demands.
A sure-fire classic courtesy of Benchmade's 2018 line, the 495 Vector is a low-profile flipper with flawless operation thanks to Benchmade's patented AXIS Assist mechanism. Featuring a symmetrical spear-point blade suited to a wide variety of applications, the Vector is an easy carry with a total length of 4.82" closed and 8.42" open. With a 0.60" handle thickness and feather-light 4-ounce weight, the 495 Vector is a stellar companion for both EDC and special purposes. Combining the no-nonsense carrying convenience of an all-purpose knife with tactical-quality build and styling, the Vector 495 features almost 4" of cutting length for even the toughest jobs.
Despite its sleek, minimalist profile, the rock-solid AXIS locking mechanism and CPM-S30V blade ensures the Vector 495 is more than your average flipper, commanding premium cutting performance with minimal maintenance. Benchmade's AXIS-Assist assembly ensures a smooth, fast action, and includes an integrated safety and pocket clip for easy carry. The heavy-duty AXIS mechanism ensures a concrete tang lock no matter the application, providing a safe, secure, and capable performer in a clean, easy-to-wear package.
The Vector includes a standard Tip-Up clip, durable Satin finish, stainless liners, and Benchmade's classic black contoured G10 handle for comfort and security. The ambidextrous G10 handle is suited for one-handed left or right-handed use, and features a hard-wearing and easy-to-grip diamond knurl, ensuring a confident hold when you need it most.
Made in the USA, Benchmade's struck a clear winner with the Vector, packing the impressive performance of a premium piece of tactical equipment into a sleek, affordable, and easy-to-use EDC knife. For a no-nonsense workhorse ready to tackle any job you throw at it, the Vector is the perfect companion.
this knife is so amazing! light enough , large enough , incredibly smooth action , super sharp , snaps open fast and secure. so impressed with it that I bought one for my best friend too. only down side is price...and I guess that is subject to interpretation depending on your income. at just over 220 after tax it was the most I had ever spent on a knife for myself....by a long shot. that said, you tend to get what you pay for....at least you do when BENCHMADE is what you are buying. knowing my friend would never justify this much for a knife for himself I opted to buy him one too because I believe its quality justifies its price tag.
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