Benchmade Arcane Flipper AXIS-Assist Knife Black (3.2" Satin CPM-S90V) 490

MSRP: $250.00
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  • Overall Length:7.72"
  • Blade Length:3.20"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S90V
  • Hardness:59-61 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.42"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:2.88 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Arcane
  • Model Number:490
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Benchmade's Arcane 490 is the first AXIS-Assist knife to utilize a flipper opener! Designed with everyday carry comfort in mind, it has a thin, lightweight 7075-T6 aluminum handle with a deep carry, reversible pocket clip. For an added measure of protection, Benchmade has included a front-mounted safety lock. Adding even more draw to the Arcane knife, is the super premium CPM-S90V stainless steel blade.

The Arcane 490 has a satin finished blade with a plain cutting edge.


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Zach P.
I like the knife, but I will say I have one complaint. I'll start with what I love though. It's like an automatic except it's legal where I live (California), because it's actually not, the combination of the axis lock, the assisted opening, and the spring assist make it very close though. It's the best steel I own, however it's hard to sharpen, as expected with s90v. However, when I first got it there was a wire that sort of acted like a spring that was loose when I got it, it fell out after many openings and closings and works fine, but when you put on the safety the blade has a little bit of free motion, it gets stopped after it the blade tip barely comes out. I attribute this to that spring thing, but I saw no other reviews of that anywhere, it's probably just exclusive to my knife, which is not really the quality I would expect from a benchmade, not to mention that on other sites people said that due to the hard steel, some of the blades come chipped, this didn't happen to me though. All in all, I like the knife, but I wouldn't trust that yours would come in perfect condition, they need to be manufactured better.