The 300-1 is a stout Butch Ball designed flipper from Benchmade that looks great and feels solid in hand. It has a 154-CM stainless steel drop point blade with ambidextrous thumb-studs. The handle features skeletonized steel liners with textured and contoured black/blue G-10 scales. Includes a deep-carry reversible tip-up pocket clip.
So far this is my favorite knife. I’ve owned and carried knifes for 15 years now but I’ve always been scared to spend more than $50 on a knife. Well I’m glad I did with this one.
Its a knife for life. At least I hope so. I love mine. Best knife in my collection and it's my go to everday knife now. Amazing one handed flip and close action. Comes razor sharp. And feels great. Fits in my jean pockets real nice.
It’s slimmer and smoother texture than the tan versions scales. I actually swapped the scales between my tan and blue. Now the tan looks more tactical with the black underlying handle and the blue looks more classy with the all satin.
I’m not knocking this knife at all. I have both versions. Blue and tan scaled. Same quality knife. Easy to flip and close. Both built like a mini-tank. The sculpturing on the blue scales and scales are just not as grippy. Both are keepers.
As with all benchmade, the quality is top notch, but as others have stated it is a heavy knife and can cause hot spots on your hand. You can avoid this by putting the pocket clip on the opposite side. I like the knife but don't find myself carrying it as often as others I own.
Good knife over all. The pocket clip does create a hotspot, and it is a bit heavy for that size of knife.
You have to remember that there is no "perfect knife". That's why I didn't give this 3 stars. There are some great things about this knife. Ergos are great. Plenty of opening options, and all are very convenient. But there are also some things that make this knife less fun. First, the gimping is essentially ineffective. Second, the G-10 is very smooth. It's not that grippy. Also, although the width doesn't really bother me, the weight does. It's sort of heavy for such a short knife. Also, the action is slow. You have to pushbutton to get the blade out. But the flipper tab is so darn pointy that it just hurts. Lightswitching is really not an option. But all-in-all, for the price, this is a great knife.