Benchmade Fact AXIS Lock Knife Black Aluminum (3.95" Satin) 417

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Benchmade Fact AXIS Lock Knife Black Aluminum (3.95" Satin) 417
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  • Overall Length:8.72"
  • Blade Length:3.95"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.77"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.24 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Fact
  • Model Number:417
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


The Benchmade Fact is a lightweight, minimalistic folding knife designed for convenient everyday carry. This model sports a satin finished CPM-S30V premium stainless steel blade with a slim spear point profile. Its skeletonized handle is outfitted with grooved, black anodized aluminum scales for a sure grip. A reversible deep-carry pocket clip accommodates secure carry.

  • Lightweight skeletonized design for comfortable everyday carry and use.
  • CPM-S30V spear point blade offers superb cutting performance and piercing capability.
  • Fully ambidextrous build for right or left-handed users.

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My Best Made Benchmade
Michael D.
Of all benchmade knives I own, this one came with the best centering and lockup with no side to side play, like my other ones have. I don't bring it anywhere because it is so long, thin, and stabby, but it is great for use in the home.
Favorite knife
Cyle B.
I have a couple Benchmades in my collection and this one is my favorite. I would recommend this knife to everyone. If you’re thinking about buying one you won’t be dissapointed.
Previous review nailed it
Jay L.
This came to me as a perfect example of fit and finish, which people tend to complain about with Benchmade. I have tons of them, and I love the “Fact” that I am not only able to tinker, but seems that I am encouraged to do so by Benchmade. Back on topic, the Fact is perfect. The sound it makes opening it is unlike any other Benchmade I own. If you’re reading this, then you are likely thinking about purchasing one. Do it. Thank me later.
First Impressions are Impressive
David K.
I received my first production run Fact yesterday from BladeHQ. Benchmade has hit it out of the park with this knife. It is much more impressive than pictures suggest. Here's what I found:
1. The blade is perfectly centered.
2. The blade grind is perfectly symmetrical.
3. The blade edge is perfectly symmetrical and even from tip to heel and sharp for a factory edge.
4. The action is superbly smooth. The knife flies open with a muted click and easily flips shut. No adjustments required.
5. Lock up is rock-solid - zero blade play in either direction.
6. There are no cosmetic flaws anywhere.
7. The aluminum scales are well-conceived - attractive and very functional. The edges are nicely chamfered, eliminating any potential "hot spots," something that can sometimes be a problem on a handle this rectangular.

We'll see how the knife performs over the next few months, but my first impression is that Benchmade has done a spectacular job with the Fact.

And BladeHQ held up their end, as usual. The knife made it to me in three days (Utah to Michigan) after BladeHQ debited my account. Impressive performance by a company that deserves your business.