Benchmade Lerch Impel Gentleman's Automatic Knife (1.98" Satin) 3150

The Lerch designed Impel 3150 is an impressive gentleman’s knife with strong action, a slim design and Benchmade quality. This push button automatic features a machined aluminum handle with G-10 onlays, pocket clip and an integrated safety. The clip-point blade is premium S30V stainless steel with a satin finish. The Impel is truly the perfect small, tactical gentleman’s auto.

Item #BHQ-4801
MSRP: $195.00
Our Price: $165.75
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  • Overall Length: 5.03"
  • Blade Length: 1.98"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: CPM S30V
  • Hardness: 58-60 RC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.06"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.35"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Black, Gray
  • Frame/Liner: Aluminum
  • Weight: 2.10 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Automatic
  • Opener: Push Button
  • Lock Type: Button Lock
  • Brand: Benchmade
  • Model: Impel
  • Model Number: 3150
  • Designer: Lerch
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Fabulous CA Legal Automatic
Robert K. on Jun 6, 2021

This gem has been my EDC for the last couple of years. Too bad it was discontinued…a true gentleman’s knife!

DAVID B. on Dec 2, 2019

Love this knife. Perfect for the everyday pocket use. Quality is top notch. Automatic works like a dream.

Nice Little Knife
Gregory S. on Oct 20, 2019

To be honest it's a nice knife, however there are nicer choices out there for the price point.

Not bad
William A. on Jul 5, 2019

It’s a nice little knife, looks to be very well made. Good action, sharp and I like the safety. But for the price it should be better.

Could be better.
Matthew A. on May 20, 2017

It's a good blade and everything, but for the price point it should have a better fit and finish. Other makers sell comparable products for a lot less. It just doesn't have the look and feel of a $150 knife. Seems like you're just paying for the name; a few finishing touched might make the price worth while.

Needs a better safety switch
Tasso v. on Jul 11, 2019

After about a day of owning this knife the safety switch failed and became loose. Unfortunately the knife cannot be disassembled to fix it.

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