I opened the box only to inspect it. The knife has never been used nor has the blade ever cut anything and comes with all of the original box and paperwork, Anyone who is a collector of fine knives will be overjoyed with this knife! 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. The item "Benchmade 485-171 Valet Gold Class Folding Knife Damascus Blade Ltd Ed Axis #955" is in sale since Sunday, May 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "dfhauck" and is located in Riverside, California. This item can be shipped to United States.