The Benchmade 915 Triage Knife and Tool combines Benchmade's popular Axis lock with a rescue hook strap cutter and glass breaker. The N680 stainless steel blade on the 915 Triage is satin finished with a plain cutting edge. The modified sheepsfoot blade features ambidextrous thumb-studs for easy opening, or use the Axis locking mechanism. The 440C hook-shaped safety cutter conceals in the spine of the handle and features smooth operation via the low profile thumb stud. With the deep reversible tip-up pocket clip and carbide glass breaker and textured black G10 handles with full 420J stainless steel liners, the Benchmade 915 Triage Knife and Tool is the ultimate rescue tool!
Benchmade 915 Triage Knife and Tool Features:
- N680 highly corrosion resistant blade steel (57-59HRC)
- 440C hook-shaped safety cutter (58-60HRC)
- Textured G10 handles with 420 J full Stainless Steel liners and a reversible tip-up deep pocket clip
- Carbide glass breaker
- AXIS locking mechanism
- Modified sheepsfoot blade style with ambidextrous thumb-stud opener
- Blade Hardness: 57-59HRC (Main Blade); 58-60HRC (Safety Cutter)
- Blade Length: 3.5 inches
- Blade Thickness: .13 inches
- Handle Thickness: .53 inches
- Overall Length: 8.2 inches
- Closed Length: 4.7 inches
- Made in the USA
N680 Main Blade
A chromium-molybdenum conventionally produced stainless steel with the addition of vanadium and nitrogen. Excellent corrosion resistance properties, especially in salt water. Good hardenability and high obtainable hardness. High wear resistance and ability to preserve keenness.
440C Safety Cutter
A high-chromium stainless steel with a terrific balance of good hardness and corrosion resistance. 440C takes a nice edge and is fairly easy to resharpen. An excellent value priced steel for its performance.
This blade shape has no point on the tip, very little to no belly and the spine of the blade curves down to meet the edge. It is used in applications where slicing is the main requirement, and a point is either not needed or would actively get in the way. Emergency rescue blades are usually of this design. The lack of a point prevents the rescuer from inadvertently injuring a victim who is being cut free from something restrictive.
Axis Locking Mechanism
A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS 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.