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. Itís 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. Itís 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. Itís 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, itís perfect for use, and Osborneís 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.