This overbuilt, premium tactical knife features refined custom hardware. Smaller than its big brother, the 818 is perfect for everyday carry or as a backup knife. It features a 3.38" CPM-S30V reverse tanto blade. CPM-S30V is an American-made and developed premium grade stainless steel created especially for knives. It is a powder made steel with a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties. As a blade material, it offers excellent corrosion resistance and superb edge qualities. The AXIS lock mechanism combined with the reversible pocket clip makes the 818 Mini Loco a 100% ambidextrous design. A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners, and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
- AXIS Lock Mechanism
- Reverse Tanto CPM-S30V Premium Stainless Steel Blade (58-60HRC)
- Black G10 Handles with Stainless Steel Liners
- Custom-Styled Hardware and Reversible Tip-Up Deep Carry Pocket Clip
- Blade Length: 3.38"
- Blade Thickness: 0.145"
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
- Weight: 4.47 oz.
- Clip: Deep Carry, Reversible, Tip-Up
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS
- Overall Length: 7.62"
- Closed Length: 4.38"
- Handle Thickness: 0.59"
- Class: Black