Benchmade CLA Compact Lite Auto Knife Green/Black G-10 (3.4" Satin) 4300-1

  • Stonewashed 154CM drop point blade.
  • Push button automatic opening.
  • Green and black G-10 handle scales.
  • Deep-carry pocket clip.


The 4300 CLA (Composite Lite Auto) is a quick-deployment automatic knife that is sized for everyday carry comfort while providing the performance professionals expect from a Benchmade Black Class knife. The CLA has a contoured handle that is both lightweight and strong. A reversible, deep carry pocket clip offers increased discreetness and a proper fit. If a lightweight auto sounds like the knife for you, this might just be it!

The Benchmade 4300 CLA Series are lightweight tactical/EDC autos with G-10 handle scales.

Item #BHQ-33664
MSRP: $270.00
Our Price: $243.00
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  • Overall Length: 7.85"
  • Blade Length: 3.40"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: 154CM
  • Hardness: 58-61 RC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.45"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.49"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Black, Green
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 3.47 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Automatic
  • Opener: Push Button
  • Brand: Benchmade
  • Model: CLA
  • Model Number: 4300-1
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Favorite Knife Ever!
Mike A. on Aug 1, 2020

Loved this knife and carried it daily. Came back from the dump and it was gone? Musta got hooked out of my pocket. Wife and I looked everywhere for a month. So I replaced it with a Pro-Tech auto which doesn't have that Benchmade feel. This knife is a good friend and I still look for it!

Great knife
Tim L. on Dec 26, 2019

Just received this as a Christmas gift and I am very impressed. I was looking at the Casbah too but this is much beefier but still has great ergonomics. I have never been a big Benchmade fan they have won me over now.

There is nothing NOT to love.
Chris C. on May 17, 2019

The handle is beautiful. The length to weight ratio is perfect. The snap of the blade is addicting. Nice deep pocket clip. I get compliments on it often. Great craftsmanship and utility cost. It’s worth the extra money for a lifetime knife. Enjoy with confidence.

Awesome Auto
Shawn j. on Nov 12, 2018

I feel like this is an overlooked auto, i buy knives to use them this being my most expensive, its been nothing short of fantastic. My go to was my kershaw launch 1, until i got my CLA.. its like the glock of autos.

It's a... BENCHMADE!
Capin t. on Jan 5, 2018

What else can I say but that it's a benchmade. It's an awesome auto. I love the safety on it.

Great Automatic
Thomas G. on Dec 17, 2017

This will become one of my favorite every day carry. The action is quick and the blade material is one of the reasons for my purchase. I would highly recommend this auto to anyone looking for a great EDC.

Very High Quality
Hal S. on Apr 29, 2016

Ordered this knife and received it in 3 days with the free shipping. Beautiful piece. Very high quality. Very satisfied.

Fantastic design, poor quality control
Alex P. on Dec 8, 2022

One of the best designed autos out there. Light. Ergonomic. Deep carry clip. Very well done, grippy G-10 handle. However, the edge from the factory is one of the worst I've seen (Kershaw Launch 1's edge was fantastic, at half the price). The engagement of the button upon deployment is sticky, leading to blade having play until you push it down to engage the button fully (again, Kershaw Launch 1's is nearly perfect and over a decade old Bradley, that used to be made by Benchmade is perfect, by comparison, on the first use). So, fantastic design, the finishing from the factory can be hit or miss. BladeHQ was awesome and replaced the first one, with poorly ground edge, but I will keep the second one as it's not BladeHQ's problem.

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