The Volli is an impressive knife line that features Benchmade's AXIS-Assist for quick, one-hand opening - just give the ambidextrous thumb studs a push and let the knife do the rest. Designed to please and with comfort in mind, the handle sports milled, contoured G10 scales. Strong and reliable AXIS lock with stainless steel liners and a split-arrow clip for tip-up left or right hand carry. The drop point style blade is made from S30V stainless steel.
The 1000001 model has a satin blade with a plain cutting edge.
Wow - perfect in every way. Fits well in the hand, feels substantial but is light in the pocket. Blade action is perfect. Lock gives peace of mind. My new EDC.
The Volli was the first Benchmade that I ever purchased. I've owned it for about 7 years now and I've been nothing but impressed by it. The S30V steel holds an amazing edge, the scales are very comfortable and sturdy, and the spring assist is quite decent. The assist isn't as strong as a Boker Kalashnikov or 583 Barrage, but it's always reliable and smooth. I also appreciate the choil they placed under the ricasso, it makes it really easy to get a good consistent sharpen throughout the length of the edge. I would 100% recommend adding this to your collection before they're gone forever!
This is it, man. This knife is the bee’s knees. The crème dele crème. Benchmade ought to just change their name to Benchmark because they set it with this knife. I carried this knife in my right pocket for the better part of a year and it never let me down. Not once. I carried it through tech school while I built fence on the weekends for some extra cash, and then I carried it once I got hired as a service tech. The only reason I do not carry this knife anymore is because I lost it somewhere. It still brings a tear to my eye, but that’s life. The Volli has a nice, big, domineering blade that slings out with the spring assisted open. At only a little over 4 ounces though, it’s nice and light in the hand and pocket. I don’t know why but this drop point blade with its flat grind always sort of reminded me of a ballerina who enjoyed logging in her spare time. The blade is graceful and nimble but at the same time rugged and hard. The tapered spine helped add to this knifes elegance and beauty. Typical HRC hardness is about 59-61 for S30V stainless steel, which puts it on the higher end of the “sweet spot” for Higher Rockwell Hardness. Without getting into the science of it too much that’s about 1.5% carbon and the V in S30V stands for vanadium carbides which is about 4%. In my opinion that is a great steel choice for all around performance and durability. It’s a tough steel that can handle daily wear and tear but its not impossible to sharpen. The pinnacle of this knifes ability really showed for me when I used it to cut about twenty 10’x10’ pieces of sod right from the ground. Forget about cardboard or tape, that sod was some serious abuse. It was wet and about twenty degrees outside. Not only did the SPM-S30V steel hold up like a champ but the dirt and grime did not seem to affect the foldability at all. In fact, I do not remember having much of a challenge at all cleaning it out. The contoured G10 scales were clearly brewed up in a mystical lab somewhere. They provide a ton of grip but slide in and out of the pocket unnoticeably. Like all Benchmades the pocket clip kept it snug in my pocket, which is huge for me. I don’t want to have to constantly worry about my knife falling out. I want to be able to ride a rollercoaster or bungee jump with it if I want and not have it fall out. I had this knife in and out of the pocket easily ten to twenty times a day and pocket clip never showed the slightest hint of coming loose. As a technician I want to be able to crawl and roll around on the ground without having to worry about the knife in my pocket. The Volli not only could handle any ground rolling abuse thrown at it but the black G10 kept it looking clean and crisp. Speaking of pockets, the Volli’s sleek design, as well as the backspacer seemed to be perfect for keeping pocket lint and dirt out of the axis lock. On my last day of carrying this knife I remember the lock sliding back just as well as it did right out of the box. I honestly as hard as I try, cannot think of one single thing I did not like about this knife. Kudos to Benchmade. This knife is really something special. And at the price I can’t recommend it enough. It really is the perfect EDC. I never felt over or under knifed. Its small enough for the most minute of tasks and big enough you feel secure.
This is a great work knife. I use it when I am on the job site as well has work around the house. It is very durable. I have large hands and it fills them very well which makes it super comfortable to use. Mine came razor sharp out of the box. I have tried several knifes after this one but I keep going back to it because nothing compares to it.
a friend gave me his old Volli and I loved that knife I lost it at show. I had to buy the same knife. the way it feels in my hand it fits perfect the size speed and quality is spot on for my size hand. I really like the contours in the G10 handle helps me grip it better than most knives I love this knife
This knife is my new favorite. Just the right size for an EDC. Excellent G-10 handles that feel as good as they look. Lightening quick open, easy one hand close. Excellent blade steel that comes razor sharp out of the box. I wish Benchmade would include a deep pocket carry clip, but $25 on eBay cures that easily.
The s30v blade comes sharp. Like all Benchmade knifes you can tell the quality when you hold it. The grips are nice and allow you to hold on to it when the knife flips open. It only takes a little push with the thumb to get it to quickly deploy.
I did a lot of research before purchasing this knife. I am very fond of Benchmade knives and own several of them; autos, manual and assist. This knife has received some opposition for its assisted opening and having the Axis lock, since you cannot close it using the Axis actuator. I look at it this way, for me personally; I love assisted knives and the Axis Assist is designed to give quick deployment and rock solid lockup with the Axis lock. It is NOT designed to be closed with the Axis lock. If you want that, do not buy this knife. Buy a 940 or Griptilian. If you are looking for a knife that deploys fast, has solid lockup, and feels wonderful in hand, look no further. I would buy this knife repeatedly. It has now become my EDC. For those who are Mini Barrage users, this is the perfect bigger version. The G10 handle scales are also well executed, feel extremely comfortable, and keep the knife secure in your hand.
Knife handle is nice and wide can really lock into your hand. The texturing is smooth and not much traction. Also there is something weird about the aesthetics with the blade size/width to the handle size/width. Overall its a working knife.
I have had this knife for a little while now, I like the axis lock and has a nice assisted action. I like everything about it except for the feel in the hand. It is a very beefy knife. Not comfortable for a tight grip.