Anyone who is a collector of fine knives will be overjoyed with this knife! I have recently moved and have been unable to locate the box or the pocket clip(I always carried it with out it). The Valet is reborn as a work of art in this exclusive, titanium Gold Class knife. The Valet is a medium size folder and a great choice for everyday carry. It features a 2.96 Ladder Damasteel blade and blue-violet contoured titanium handles.Solid AXIS lock lockup and a reversible deep-pocket carry clip. The 485 Valet is just a great overall choice for anyone looking for a quality knife with premium materials and quality craftsmanship.
The AXIS Lock mechanism is a patented Benchmade exclusive and has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100-percent ambidextrous design, 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. Blue-violet anodized billet titanium with diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated stainless steel liners. Damasteel backspacer, matching anodized titanium thumbstub, and DLC coated reversible tip-up deep-carry pocket clip. Blade Length: 2.96 (7.52 cm). Closed Length: 3.73 (9.47 cm). Overall Length: 6.69 (16.99 cm). Blade Material: Ladder Pattern Damasteel.
Blade Thickness: 0.1 (2.54 mm). Handle Thickness: 0.47 (11.938 mm). Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry. Benchmade 485-171 Valet Gold Class Folding Knife Damascus Blade Ltd Ed Axis #691.The item "Benchmade 485-171 Valet Gold Class Folding Knife Damascus Blade Ltd Ed Axis #691" is in sale since Friday, June 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "yanksngunners" and is located in Burlington, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.