Dive Knife - Folding (111H20-Yel)
Product Description for Dive Knife - Folding (111H20-Yel)
Maker: Benchmade (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88335
Blade length: 3.65 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 4.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.5 oz.
Blade: N680 highly corrosion resistant steel (57-60HRC)
Handle: Neon yellow Grivory
Style: Back lock folder
Description: It's been speculated that the sheepsfoot shaped blade originated with mariners who found the rounded tip especially beneficial when the knife was accidentally dropped (think working on a ship in pitching seas) as it couldn't stab the foot when hitting the deck. It's also been hypothesized that commanding officers on these ships preferred rambunctious, hardworking sailors carry knives without pointed tips, especially while in port blowing off steam after months at sea. It sure is a handy shape to cut through lines, while not getting poked.
The Benchmade 111H20 folder is made for use in and around water - yes, even salt water! To help ward off rust the blade is made of a highly corrosion resistant steel, N680. This is an Austrian-made stainless steel, which is comparable to 440C in performance, yet with better rust resistance. Keen edge holding with great corrosion resistance!
Textured for extra grippiness, the Grivory handle is a bright yellow so that it is easily visible - even if dropped in water. The handle is equipped with a reversible pocket clip for right or left-handed use. We recommend threading a thong or lanyard cord through the lanyard hole for back-up retention around water, where once dropped, a knife is often irretrievable.
- Modified sheepsfoot blade
- AXIS locking mechanism
- Heavy duty tactical knife
- One-hand ambidextrous function with dual thumb-studs
- N680 highly corrosion resistant blade steel blade (57-60HRC)
- Clip: Tip up, reversible, silver
- Class: Blue
- Made in the USA
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 weeks