Benchmade Auto Stryker Folding Knife Specifications:
154CM STAINLESS STEEL
- Overall Length: 8.3 inches
- Blade Length: 3.6 inch
- Blade Thickness: 0.124 inches
- Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
- Blade Style: Tanto
- Closed Length: 4.7 inches
- Handle Thickness: 0.50 inch
- Weight: 4.20 oz.
- Clip: Reversible Tip-up
- Made in USA
: An American made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality.
: Most tantos seen on the American cutlery market are Americanized formats. Like the Japanese tanto, the Americanized tanto has a high point in-line with the pivot. A flat grind is applied to the point, leaving it very thick and extraordinarily strong. This thick area helps absorb the impact from piercing, as the tanto was originally designed for armor piercing. The front edge meets the bottom edge at an obtuse angle rather than curving to meet it as seen in the Japanese tanto. The only negative aspect of the tanto blade shape is the cutting surface area is sacrificed to gain tip strength.
It's important to first note that these types of knives are restricted to Active Duty Military and Law Enforcement, and federally regulated. Be certain of permissibility in your location including state or local governments and within your reporting bodies. These are folding knives, which open at the push of a button. An especially important feature to have if your disability, occupation or profession has the potential of limiting your mobility or freedom to access a knife through traditional means. The blade is deployed out from the handle side like traditional folding knives, but the blade is spring open assisted to a fully locked position. Benchmade is recognized for making some of the finest auto opening knives in the world. These are primarily manufactured for Law Enforcement, Military and Government Agency distribution. The Benchmade autos take full advantage of a powerful coil spring blade actuator coupled with our precisely machined taper lock mechanism, proving itself to be the most reliable system available in auto open knives. And our patented integrated safety mechanism (located on handle spine) ensures that the blade will not inadvertently deploy or close once it is locked open. Benchmade autos are precision engineered and manufactured to perform in the real world, you would be hard pressed to find a superior tool.