A living legend by Benchmade.
I am not going to talk about a child's toy, this is a truly tactical blade under the class of Black Box. I do collect knives a little bit, and have to admit, that this particular piece of metal has just the most power of all folding knives I have ever had in hand.
Comes with the Benchmade edge, the CPM-M4 steel is just a beast. It does not cut, but TEARs thing apart. You can even tell that from how it sounds like. From personal experience, it is about the same class with Elmax, which is a German steel produced by Bohler-Uddeholm, but have higher HRC(62 or up) and went beyond D2, VG-10 or even S30V. Actually this knife has been in my hand for alomst two weeks and I am using it, at present I still have not seen any necessity to resharpen it yet. But DO REMEMBER, this is a none-stainless high-speed tool steel,that means, it rusts, at least in some cases, so please, if you have it or plan to have it, keep it away from water, keep it away from humidity, and oil it often.
Oh yes the blade shape, that is what must not be forgotten. Reverse tanto, I love it! Long belly without losing the strength on tip, this design is perfect with both self-defense or utility roles (remenber what has been talked above? Best not use it for food preparation).
Ergonomics? What more can I say on this! Thanks to proper textures, the G-10 handle offers a fantastic grip, and feel good in all positions. Deep finger choil, jimping on both sides, ambidextrous Axis Lock and thumb stud just add to this. Great work Osborne, great work Benchmade!
Note: the weight is up to 5.8 ounces, for nothing but its full-sized four inch blade, and strong stainless scales. And this should have improved the efficiency of its tiny glass breaker. Pocket clip for deep carry prevents you from losing this half-pound blade. Will be better if having a lanyard hole/tube (I really cannot ask for more).
All in all: High-valued deal that can take the test, state of the art with an outstanding design.