The Auto Presidio II 5700SBK teaches an old dog new tricks. Replacing the heavy and somewhat too rough aluminum handle of the original Presidio with the grippy yet smoother milled handle gives this knife a new life. The handle is very grippy but not so much it's going to tear through your pants or hands. It has a great feel in the hand, light weight but super sturdy. It comes stock with Benchmade's deep carry clip, so it carries discretely but is easy to deploy due to the excellent purchase you can get on the handle. The Presidio 2 is a full size folder, excellent for someone who is looking to handle bigger jobs, has big hands, or just wants more. For the size of the knife it really maintains a lightweight without sacrificing any strength or rigidity. The flatness of the scales makes it very comfortable to carry in front or back pocket and even in the waistband. Good ergonomics make it form to that hand giving a secure grip to meet even the hardest of cuts. S30V blade will give you an excellent sharp edge and edge retention while giving a high level of corrosion resistance. If you want a lightweight, sturdy, ambidextrous, edge holding knife all made in the USA add this to your list.
For those who aren't familiar with Benchmade's AXIS lock system here are a few things about it. The mechanism is designed to simply hold the knife securely in the open position when the blade is deployed and keeps the blade closed when the blade is folded. The biggest advantages of the Auto AXIS system are its incredible strength while holding the blade open keeping the operator safe from edges folding on their fingers, ease of operation, and being ambidextrous standard. If you are a lefty this makes the AXIS lock really shine but even if you aren't the ability to open and close your knife easily with your nondominant hand is a great feature.
A combat legend receives significant ergonomic and performance upgrades. It's an unbeatable combination of the Benchmade automatic and patented AXIS mechanisms. Positive blade release is achieved with either hand by drawing the AXIS thumb-button back and firing the blade open. To close, simply draw the button back and fold the blade closed. A simple integrated safety is easily actuated to lock the blade open or closed. An ultra-secure grip is had with a unique tread machined into the aluminum handle scales. A reversible deep-carry pocket clip or the included Cordura sheath with Malice clip keeps this knife securely on your person. Your world demands performance at a moment's notice, and the 5700SBK delivers full on!
- Auto AXIS pull release with integrated safety
- Drop point blade
- CPM-S30V stainless steel blade (58-60HRC)
- Black anodized, machined 6061 T-6 billet aluminum handle
- Cordura sheath with snap retention and malice clip
- Reversible tip-up deep-carry pocket clip
- Blade Length: 3.72"
- Blade Thickness: 0.124"
- Handle Thickness: 0.63"
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Weight: 6.32 oz.
- Pocket Clip: Deep-Carry, Reversible, Tip-Up
- Lock Mechanism: Auto AXIS
- Overall Length: 8.72"
- Closed Length: 5.00"
- Class: Black
- Made in the USA