The Benchmade 485 Valet model was debuted in 2015 at the Shot Show. The sleek folding knife packs premium grade M390 stainless steel into a frame of gray contoured G10. The stonewashed blade sports a spearpoint blade shape that will handle many different tasks extremely well.
The blade is 2.96" long, 0.100" thick and is rated with a 60-62 HRC for strength. The blade is made from M390 Super Premium Stainless Steel by Bohler steel company. The 'microclean' steel alloy is made with lots of vanadium and chromium; for a knife steel this means the knife has excellent edge retention and with a very evenly dispersed carbides.
The design of the knife will allow you to easily carry it and use whether you are left or right handed. When closed, the 485 model doesn't have any sharp edges or angles. Carrying and using the Benchmade 485 is made simple with a reversible pocket clip, ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener and the patented AXIS locking system. You will find that opening is smooth and comfortable. The AXIS lock is extremely strong and will hold up under under serious use.
Handle features include the gray G-10 contoured scales, stainless steel liners, and a spacer of gray G-10 with gimping. The handle had a deep carry pocket clip that allows the knife to sit low in the pocket. One of the biggest features of this knife is that for it's blade size, this knife has a very light weight at 2.18 oz. The weight makes this an excellent choice for EDC in the office or the field.
The Benchmade 485 Valet folding knife is reliable, durable and easy-to-carry and use. With it's sub $200 price, you get a tremendous value in this 'Made in the USA' folding knife.
Great non menacing knife to carry to work in the hospital in my scrubs. It opens with the flick of a thumb nail and has a very classy look to it. The materials and fit and finish are top notch! It shreds everything it touches. I made a great choice with this one. I rotate it with two Leeks. I definitely use it more than the Leeks now.
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