Benchmade 9052 AFO II AUTOMATIC - TANTO Plain Edge/Satin Finish - CUTLERY SHOPPE

Benchmade 9052 AFO II AUTOMATIC - TANTO Plain Edge/Satin Finish - DISCONTINUED - SOLD OUT

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Benchmade's new AFO II series feature a new and improved Push Button Lock that is more than 30% stronger than the original AFO. The button release is also larger, and the handle has been re-designed with an increased finger guard. The open backspacer was designed with easier maintenance in mind. The AFO II also features a steel glass breaker - crucial in rescue situations where seconds really count.
The AFO II is available with a Utility (9051 series) blade or a Tanto (9052 series) blade. Each style is available with Satin or BK1 coated blade finishes, and also your choice of partially serrated or plain edge blade. The blades are made of 154CM Stainless steel. 6061-T6 hard anodized aluminum handles.

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  • Category End Use: Tactical/Military/Law Enforcement
  • Blade Steel: 154CM
  • Rc Hardness: 58-60
  • Blade Style: Utility
  • Handle Material: Hard Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Lock Mechanism: Push Button Automatic
  • Pocket Clip: Tip Up, Reversible, Black
  • Length Open: 8.51"
  • Blade Length: 3.56"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Length Closed: 4.95"
  • Weight: 5.80 oz.
  • Sheath Type: Black Ballistic Nylon
  • Made in: U.S.A.

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  • 5
    Awesome kife.

    Posted by Thomas W May Jr on Jan 5th 2016

    It's got the bulk for my big hands without the weight that gets bothersome after a while. Mine is the satin plain edge, as i despise the half/half serrated designs; in my humble opinion they ruin a knife, making it somewhat useful for the quick and/or heavy cut but virtually useless for extended cutting or detailed work- if a man knows how to use his blade he never has need for the serrated "cheat" of a half-blade. Anyway...i'm rambling...sorry!

    The AFO II which i received recently is solid, locks up tight, is perfectly-centered both closed and open, with absolutely no play from either side-to-side or up and down. The button is solid and requires a definite, fast push but the knife opens fast, hard yet smoothly. While it doesn't make a loud "pop" it IS a *tactical* knife, and tactical situations sometimes demand a high degree of noise discipline.

    While inspecting the innards of the knife with my shiny bright flashy-light I noticed the unique nature of the operating system but so far i've had
    no problems despite my preference for a different kid of spring arrangement. Besides Benchmade has been very good to me the few occasions in which i've called on them.

    Light, strong, reliable, great feel in my big hand, easy to clean up after a few days out in the woods, a steadfast and easy-to-use safety lock all make this so much my favorite knife that i bought a second one as a "safe queen" and still plan to buy a tanto plain blade soonest.

    You won't regret buying this knife unless your hands are smaller imho.

    PS- the "pocket clip" stinks; needs to be much smaller, ride much deeper and be much easier to remove and replace!

  • 5
    Outstanding customer servive from Benchmade

    Posted by scott dobson on Jun 21st 2013

    After purchasing this knife, I stripped the heads of the torx screws while flipping the pocket clip. I contacted cutlery shoppe and they directed me to Benchmade customer service. I asked Benchmade if they could send me 3 new screws. They obliged with no hesitatiion. He said it would take a week. I recieved 4 screws and a new pocket clip 2 days later. It pays to buy American from companies who stand by their products.