This automatic Mini Presidio II model sports a scaled down EDC design with a black aluminum handle and a satin finished blade with a plain edge.
Benchmade has updated their legendary Presidio model with a smaller profile and significant ergonomic and performance upgrades. This combat legend has a black anodized 6061-T4 billet aluminum handle with Benchmade's AXIS lock system for effortless one-handed opening and closing. Milled grooves in the handle improve grip while adding a modern flair to the design. The Mini Presidio II offers a compact EDC design with all of the tactical applications of the original.
I bought this knife because of the ambidextrous Axis-Automatic lock system. Not disappointed, best knife I've ever owned.
The Axis Lock makes this the easiest auto to open and close. One ambidextrous thumb stud opens the 3.2” blade. S30V is proven to be a very good steel. All that in a respectable package with a deep pocket clip makes this knife a good choice for an EDC (where lawful).
Perfect knife for me. Love everything about it so far, excellent knife for everyday carry.
Recently purchased this knife. I haven't carried very long, as yet. That being said, it fits my hand really, really well. Deploying the blade, as a lefty, is a snap! The feel of the handle is extremely good as well. I don't think it feels like you might think it would. To me it feels outstanding. Has a deep carry clip that works well for a lefty as well. I have a Benchmade 581 Barrage but, I prefer this knife overall (except the blade steel).
I like my 5700 Presidio II a lot; that made the Mini Presidio II an immediate contender when I visited BladeHQ to pick out a slightly smaller knife for when the 5700 was just “too big.” (Or, say in a neighboring state where autos over 3.5” are not legal) I looked at a few other benchmade knives, but I kept returning to the Mini Presidio II. My reasoning always went back to “Why get _blank_ when I can get this nicer knife in the Mini Presidio II for the same money?” The 940 was impressive, but side-by-side with the Mini Presidio II, the 940 just wasn’t as good.