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Benchmade 9051 AFO II Automatic Knife (3.56" Satin)

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MSRP: $260.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.51"
  • Blade Length:3.56"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.95"
  • Handle Thickness:0.60"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:5.80 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Sheath:Nylon
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Button Lock
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:AFO II
  • Model Number:9051
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.51"
  • Blade Length:3.56"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.95"
  • Handle Thickness:0.60"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:5.80 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Sheath:Nylon
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Button Lock
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:AFO II
  • Model Number:9051
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

The AFO II 9051 has a matte satin finished drop point style blade with a plain cutting edge. The handle is black anodized aluminum with a fully reversible pocket clip. Includes a ballistic nylon sheath with Malice clip.

The Benchmade AFO II automatic knife is an evolution of the 9050 AFO, one of the most practical automatic knives ever made. The improvements made to this knife are substantial. The knife is large, sturdy and built for use with an improved push button lock that is 30% stronger than the original. The AFO 2 has an over-sized firing button for easy operation, even with gloves. The 154-CM stainless steel blade deploys quickly and the 6061 T-6 aluminum body is an ideal size for a rock-solid grip and now includes a steel glass breaker tip. The open backspacer design makes cleaning and maintenance easy. The sliding safety on the back does its job flawlessly. The AFO II is a truly superior knife design in every respect.

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Customer Reviews

Great duty EDC
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Richard M.
09-13-2019
I try to find appropriate tool to my pocket for my duty hours. This one fulfill all my requirements: size, quality materials, good edge retention, reliability and balance. A handle is well in both positions, grip is comfortable and secure. The blade has very good shape for every day cutting task and maintaining it isn't a difficult.
beast of a knife, beautifully balanced
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Rich s.
01-22-2019
Ordered the satin version (with engraving). I did a lot of research for a heavy duty well sized EDC. I carry a smaller knife also but many times have found its either too small or not 'heavy duty' enough for my needs. We have 6 acres, lots of woods, and Im always working on something. Its the most Ive paid for a knife but its already seen PLENTY of work.... and after a clean, still looks new.
This thing is indestructable.... its been in water, dirt and still fires as good, even before I clean it. I love benchmades 154CM steel..... it holds an edge well but not hard to sharpen. (Ive only had to sharpen once..... it came very sharp).
There is a reason Benchmade are highly reveered, and why this knife is commonly used by police and armed forces..... it will do anything. From chipping out bark, cutting heavy duty nylon straps, scoring shingles, this thing will do it.
There was a tiny bit of blade play but a VERY small adjustment and now theres none, and the firing is still snappy. The firing button has just the right amount of pressure before firing, and its big, very easy to deploy wearing gloves.
The sheath it came with is a disappointment as the benchmade patch logo isnt straight... but hey I paid for the knife. The knife is worth the money, and a great buy.
Recommended for anyone who needs a supremely well made bigger edc thats built like a tank!
Note: Im also a lefty, and its dead easy for me to open and close one handed. Im sure its size helps as with large button
A tank of a knife
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USA #.
03-01-2016
Carried this knife for years doing law enforcement. It's cut a lot of stuff. It's been dropped and abused. It never once let me down. The lockup is powerful and the blade shape is perfect. I love the fact it has a safety on it for when I pocket carry it. This knife is bullet proof. It has been an exceptional tool for many years. Can't say enough good things about it. It is one of my knives that I never have to second guess. Total quality. Thank you Benchmade.
Superb
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Bradd S.
11-01-2015
Quality throughout. Well thought out and executed. Works EVERY time. Holds a great edge and works well as a skinning knife as well as all around camp knife, indispensable. Quick in the woods, it just can't be beat, easy to clean and keep that way. Simple one handed operation with the other hand tied up and not worry about locking. 5 stars for this one.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

The AFO II 9051 has a matte satin finished drop point style blade with a plain cutting edge. The handle is black anodized aluminum with a fully reversible pocket clip. Includes a ballistic nylon sheath with Malice clip.

The Benchmade AFO II automatic knife is an evolution of the 9050 AFO, one of the most practical automatic knives ever made. The improvements made to this knife are substantial. The knife is large, sturdy and built for use with an improved push button lock that is 30% stronger than the original. The AFO 2 has an over-sized firing button for easy operation, even with gloves. The 154-CM stainless steel blade deploys quickly and the 6061 T-6 aluminum body is an ideal size for a rock-solid grip and now includes a steel glass breaker tip. The open backspacer design makes cleaning and maintenance easy. The sliding safety on the back does its job flawlessly. The AFO II is a truly superior knife design in every respect.

Read More
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.51"
  • Blade Length:3.56"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.95"
  • Handle Thickness:0.60"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:5.80 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Sheath:Nylon
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Button Lock
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:AFO II
  • Model Number:9051
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Great duty EDC
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Richard M.
09-13-2019
I try to find appropriate tool to my pocket for my duty hours. This one fulfill all my requirements: size, quality materials, good edge retention, reliability and balance. A handle is well in both positions, grip is comfortable and secure. The blade has very good shape for every day cutting task and maintaining it isn't a difficult.
beast of a knife, beautifully balanced
SSSSS
SSSSS
Rich s.
01-22-2019
Ordered the satin version (with engraving). I did a lot of research for a heavy duty well sized EDC. I carry a smaller knife also but many times have found its either too small or not 'heavy duty' enough for my needs. We have 6 acres, lots of woods, and Im always working on something. Its the most Ive paid for a knife but its already seen PLENTY of work.... and after a clean, still looks new.
This thing is indestructable.... its been in water, dirt and still fires as good, even before I clean it. I love benchmades 154CM steel..... it holds an edge well but not hard to sharpen. (Ive only had to sharpen once..... it came very sharp).
There is a reason Benchmade are highly reveered, and why this knife is commonly used by police and armed forces..... it will do anything. From chipping out bark, cutting heavy duty nylon straps, scoring shingles, this thing will do it.
There was a tiny bit of blade play but a VERY small adjustment and now theres none, and the firing is still snappy. The firing button has just the right amount of pressure before firing, and its big, very easy to deploy wearing gloves.
The sheath it came with is a disappointment as the benchmade patch logo isnt straight... but hey I paid for the knife. The knife is worth the money, and a great buy.
Recommended for anyone who needs a supremely well made bigger edc thats built like a tank!
Note: Im also a lefty, and its dead easy for me to open and close one handed. Im sure its size helps as with large button
A tank of a knife
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USA #.
03-01-2016
Carried this knife for years doing law enforcement. It's cut a lot of stuff. It's been dropped and abused. It never once let me down. The lockup is powerful and the blade shape is perfect. I love the fact it has a safety on it for when I pocket carry it. This knife is bullet proof. It has been an exceptional tool for many years. Can't say enough good things about it. It is one of my knives that I never have to second guess. Total quality. Thank you Benchmade.
Superb
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Bradd S.
11-01-2015
Quality throughout. Well thought out and executed. Works EVERY time. Holds a great edge and works well as a skinning knife as well as all around camp knife, indispensable. Quick in the woods, it just can't be beat, easy to clean and keep that way. Simple one handed operation with the other hand tied up and not worry about locking. 5 stars for this one.
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