Featuring a bevel blade, safety hook, and glass breaker, Benchmade's 916 Triage Rescue Knife is built for extreme duty during emergency rescues.
Benchmade's 916 Triage Rescue Knife is a dynamic triple utility tool that includes a knife, safety hook and glass breaker. The opposing bevel blade shape has no point on the tip. It is used in applications where slicing is the main requirement, and a point is either not needed or would actively get in the way.
Emergency rescue blades are usually of this design. The lack of a point prevents the rescuer from inadvertently injuring a victim who is being cut free from something restrictive.
The blade is made out of N680, a chromium-molybdenum conventionally produced stainless steel with the addition of vanadium and nitrogen. The blade has excellent corrosion resistance properties, especially in salt water; high wear resistance; and ability to preserve keenness.
The safety cutter is crafted from 440C, a high-chromium stainless steel with a terrific balance of good hardness and corrosion resistance. 440C takes a nice edge and is fairly easy to re-sharpen, making it an excellent value priced steel for its performance.
The 916 Triage Rescue Knife is one of the Benchmade Black Class products, which are designed, developed, and tested for extreme duty. Made in the US, these products are the preferred cutting tools for Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Elite Military Troops around the globe.
- AXIS® locking mechanism
- Opposing bevel blade style with ambidextrous thumb-stud opener
- N680 highly corrosion resistant blade steel (57-59HRC)
- 440C hook-shaped safety cutter (58-60HRC)
- Textured G10 handles (available in black or safety orange) with full stainless steel liners
- Reversible tip-up deep-carry pocket clip
- Carbide glass breaker
- Blade Length: 3.5"
- Blade Thickness: 0.13"
- Handle Thickness: 0.45"
- Blade Material: N680 Main Blade, 440C Safety Cutter
- Blade Hardness: 57-59HRC Main Blade, 58-60HRC Safety Cutter
- Blade Style: Opposing bevel with Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
- Weight: 5.1oz
- Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up, Deep-Carry
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS
- Overall Length: 8.2"
- Closed Length: 4.7"
- Sheath Material: Sold Seperately
- Class: Black
- NSN: 916SBK 4240-01-598-4341
About the AXIS locking mechanism
Featuring the AXIS, a patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS 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 which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners.
The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spanning the liners and 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 it’s inertia to engage the knife tang, and as a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.