Benchmade Adamas Folder
The Benchmade 275 Adamas is one of those knives that unless you hold it in your hand and work hard with it, you would never know how good it is.
Benchmade, along with Emerson Knives, if one of the companies I trust for knives. They are made in the USA and built to last.
I was looking for a heavy-duty tactical knife to replace my aging Zero Tolerance and a good friend (in SF) mentioned the Adamas. After reading some reviews and checking Destinee's review I decided to get one.
- AXIS locking mechanism with ambidextrous thumb-stud opener
- G10 handle with lanyard hole and full stainless steel liners
- Blade Length: 3.82"
- Blade Thickness: 0.160"
- Handle Thickness: 0.730"
- Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
- Blade Hardness: 60-62HRC
- Blade Style: Drop-Point w/ Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
- Weight: 7.70oz.
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Reversible, Deep-Carry
- Overall Length: 8.70"
- Closed Length: 4.88"
I used the knife as a hard-duty tool for the past 6 months and it did not dissapoint. It's a workhorse of a knife. Durable, sharp and easy to maintain.
The heavy G10 handle are grippy without being overly abrassive and they work great when wet. The low signature coating on the blade is almost invisible on night vision devices and the serrations are a welcome addition.
The carrying clip is good, though I prefer the Emerson clip. It makes for a good deep carry of the knife, however this is not a knife I would carry on my pockets everyday. Too heavy and bulky. It is a field knife.