The Arcane by Benchmade
The Arcane, the 940 and the Vector 495's love child is a very unique assisted Benchmade with an assisted opening action flipper with a AXIS lock mechanism. The super slicey blade geometry makes for a great EDC workhorse with a smooth black aluminium handle that provides great grip with a refined finish. The assist action gives a fast deployment action and coupled with the AXIS lock it is a true ambidextrous knife. The S90V upgrade steel, this might be our favorite steel of all time for excellent edge retention. The Arcane also features deep carry clip and you have a knife you'll be happy to slip in your pocket every day.
AXIS Assist... with a flipper. It's the best of everything in a slim, lightweight, every day carry. Easily operated and carried on either side, the speed and function of AXIS Assist, the convenience of a flipper. The 490 Arcane flipper features a 3.2" CPM-S90V satin finish blade with aluminum handles. CPM-S90V is a excellent high-end, premium American-made powdered steel with a uniform micro-structure that provides substantial improvements over other American-made steel in wear and corrosion resistance.
Easily opened, quickly and with one hand; this evolution of the AXIS includes a spring that helps to fire the blade into the open position once the user pushes it beyond a certain point manually. The AXIS lock also has the added benefit of "suck-back," which encourages the blade to stay in the closed position. AXIS Assist knives also feature integrated safety lock systems.
- Blade Length: 3.2"
- Closed Length: 4.52"
- Overall Length: 7.72"
- Blade Material: CPM-S90V Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.090"
- Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Thickness: 0.48"
- Handle Material: Black Anodized 7075-T6 Aluminum
- Locking Mechanism: AXIS-Assist Flipper
- Pocket Clip: Deep-Carry Tip-Up, Right/Left
- Weight: 2.88 oz.
- Designer: Benchmade