Part of Benchmade's Gold Class collector series, the 698-181 Foray combines beauty and elegance with durability and versatility to provide an everyday carry knife that's sure to turn heads. An attractive combination of classic lines and modern, highly-functional materials and workmanship, you'll be proud to carry the 698-181 Foray, and even more proud to show it off.
With its 3.22-inch blade, the Gold Class 698-181 boasts a Rockwell Hardness rating of 58-60, providing a perfect blend of blade sharpness, edge retention, and toughness. The 698-181 features an exclusive Loki-patterned Damasteel blade - a Swedish made Damascus steel made using a powdered steel process to craft a high-quality blade that is both functional and beautiful, and offers superb toughness and edge retention. The sleek drop point blade shape is perfect for general everyday cutting tasks and applications, and the blade will sharpen well and remain sharp over much use.
The marbled carbon fiber handle both looks great and provides a sturdy, durable, yet extremely lightweight grip and excellent control during use. Black mother of pearl inlays create a beautiful contrast with the durable carbon fiber handle. The diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated hardware and custom anodized accents create a knife with unparalleled beauty and durability, making the 698-181 Foray a wonderful addition to Benchmade's Gold Class family of finely-crafted knives.
The 698-181 Foray's acqua-anodized thumb stud assists in quick and simple one-handed opening and provides an eye-catching accent of color on the already exquisite blade. With its manual opening mechanism built alongside Benchmade's proprietary AXIS locking system, the 698-181 Foray's blade will stay sturdy and in place, safely open when in use and closed when not in use. A pocket clip on the 698-181's handle allows for tip-up deep carry perfect for any pocket or bag. Weighing in at just 3.46 ounces, this is the perfect knife for everyday carry in any coat, pant, or shirt pocket, and the perfect way to add a splash of sleek sophistication to any attire.
Since 1988, Benchmade has designed and manufactured the finest quality, American-made knives and tactical products. As an authorized Benchmade dealer, KnifeArt.com is excited to offer the Gold Class 698-181 Foray, backed by our full satisfaction guarantee, hassle-free return policy, and fast, free domestic shipping on any order over $150.
The Benchmade 698-181 Foray is the perfect addition to any everyday carry or specialty knife collection. This knife is shipped with an upgraded box and packaging like other Gold Class knives, making it attractive in aesthetically-pleasing in any collection. The 698-181 is limited in production, so order yours today!