The 9170 Triage is an automatic version of Benchmade's extremely popular folder. This rescue automatic knife will be welcome among first Responders, where speed and safety are of the utmost importance.
The Triage Auto has an AXIS lock with pull-release and an integrated safety. The hook-shaped safety cutter features automatic opening as well with a slide release/lock. The black anodized aluminum handle is outfitted with orange G10 inlays and a carbide glass breaker tip. The N680 stainless steel blade is black finished with a partially serrated edge.
I work in a army surplus store and we sell rope and paracord by the inch/foot sizes going all the way up to 2” rope which this knife easily cuts and is used daily and beaten to death opening,breaking down boxes,cutting zip ties,price tags and even scraping gum off of the floor...knife still does the job and is one of my favorite edc knives!!
Send it to Benchmade and I’m sure they’ll make it right.
I have owned 3 of these in 10 years, all bought here. The last one I have used for 3 years. I open it at least 10 times a day. The mechanism now grinds and is sometimes hard to open. The seat belt blade has not opened correctly for years (It has been rarely used). The blade is very difficult to keep sharp. Like the metal is too soft. Don't remember having this problem before and I have had many Benchmark knives. Gerber seems to hold an edge better however.