CPM-20CV Steel (HRC 59-61)
Excellent edge retention and great corrosion resistance are typically hard to find in one steel, however, they meet here in CPM-20CV. A powder metal steel that takes a fine edge and maintains it, 20CV is a great choice for someone looking for low maintenance and superior cutting performance.
Over the years, Benchmade has developed a special recipe for heat-treating their blade steels. This process maximizes the steel’s molecular structure for a custom toughness and superior performance.
AXIS® Locking Mechanism
Benchmade's patented AXIS® mechanism has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100 percent ambidextrous design, AXIS® gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar that rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega-style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS® bar itself.
Drop point blades slope on the spine from the handle to the tip. This allows the spine of the blade (where the blade is thicker and thus stronger) to continue forward to the tip of the blade. Durable and easy to control, this is a versatile and popular blade style.
Some models are not stocked at Captain's Seattle store, but may be special-ordered from the manufacturer or distributor.
Please allow up to two weeks for your special-ordered item to arrive. Captain's will contact you if your item is expected to take longer, or if your item is out of stock at the supplier.
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Returns of Special-Order Items:
Returns for special-order items are accepted with receipt within 30 days of purchase, less a 25% restocking fee. Returns are processed through Captain's ecommerce system, using the original payment method.
Exchanges for other products or store credit are accepted within 30 days of purchase less a 10% restocking fee.