Saibu™, 細部, Japanese for details.
The latest Seiichi Nakamura collaboration is the embodiment of the word. Windows within the handle, accented with Cocobolo wood, trick your eye at every angle. A bamboo-styled, metal backspacer catches and reflects light.
The satin finished, high-ground, 20CV blade flows effortlessly into the handle, topped off with matched Cocobolo accented thumb studs.
This knife is a showcase piece worthy of even the most discerning pocket.
- Designer: Seiichi Nakamura
- Mechanism: AXIS® Lock
- Action: Manual-opening
- Blade Length: 2.98” (7.57cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.114” (2.896mm)
- Overall Length: 6.79” (17.25cm)
- Blade Steel: CPM-20CV premium stainless steel (59-61HRC)
- Handle Thickness: 0.48” (12.19mm)
- Weight: 2.70oz (76.57g)
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Blade Finish/Color: Satin
- Blade Steel: CPM-20CV (59-61HRC)
- Blade Style/Shape: Drop-point
- Clip Type: Mini Deep-Carry
- Clip Position: Reversible Tip-Up
- Glass Breaker: No
- Handle Material: Black Contoured G10
- Lanyard Hole: No
- MOLLE Compatible: No
- Use: Every Day
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 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. Available in manual, AXIS® Assist or Auto AXIS® configurations.
Engineering was his life’s work until he retired to focus his efforts on a passion for custom knife work. He specializes in small Japanese style folders, gentlemen’s carry and jewelry knives. His eye for artistry and mechanical engineering make him a perfect fit for the innovative Benchmade team.