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Benchmade Mediator Automatic Knife Black G-10 (3.3" Black) 8551BK

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MSRP: $295.00
Our Price: $250.75
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.30"
  • Cutting Edge:3.125"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.115"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S90V
  • Hardness:59-61 HRC
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.45"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.89 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mediator
  • Model Number:8551BK
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.30"
  • Cutting Edge:3.125"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.115"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S90V
  • Hardness:59-61 HRC
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.45"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.89 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mediator
  • Model Number:8551BK
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

This Mediator has a black G-10 handle and a plain-edged, black blade.

The 8551BK Benchmade Mediator holds true to its namesake, mediating simple and lightweight, and durability and strength. The Mediator is slim and light, but still rock solid in construction, employing some of the world's finest knife materials; the handle has G-10 handle scales with a milled chevron pattern and the blade is Cerakote coated CPM-S90V, offering top of the line edge retention. A safety lock on the handle prevents unintentional blade collapse and deployment. The piece is finished with a reversible tip-up, deep carry pocket clip and a lanyard hole. Sometimes its the little things that make the biggest splash.

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Customer Reviews

Crazyhorse
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Robert s.
03-28-2021
Been using benchmade knives for working on the farm. Really like this one. Donít want to even get it dirty, but will tell you that I was just tapping on bales of hay and never had a knife cut by one tap. Awesome
Superb tactical/EDC Auto
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Mr. T.
02-04-2021
I've carried the Mediator almost every day for three weeks. It carries very well in jeans, tactical pants, and slacks. The pocket clip works good once it's broken in. Deployment is snappy, and lockup is perfect. No blade play or lock slop. The handle feels great and is fairly grippy. I've not put it to hard use yet, but there are no hot spots that I've noticed. The S90V blade steel is excellent and surprisingly easy to get scary sharp with a Spyderco Triangle Sharpmaker. The blade shape is sturdy with a strong tip. It cuts cardboard with ease and glides through envelopes. It's not the best at slicing, but it's definitely adequate. I stabbed and sliced through some cloth almost too easily. I'd call this a light tactical knife, but I think it works well as a medium-hard use EDC. Lastly, the Mediator is just a beautiful knife and fun to deploy. I'm a fan.
Simply Excellent!
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Doug R.
10-30-2020
This knife checks all the boxes. S90V steel, light weight, great blade profile and really snappy auto action. I've been carrying this knife now for several months and it has proven to be a great EDC. The one hand deployment and great blade has made all of my friends want one.
amaznig!
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Carson C.
05-24-2020
Ive never really been drawn to anything in the black class but this knife does a great job of bridging the gap between edc and tactical folder. Feels great in the hand and is super snappy. Don't hesitate to pull the rigger on this one!
BASICALLY A 940 AUTO
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tony o.
03-24-2020
I got this from another seller last month-got tired of waiting for bladehq to get it,(although they're my favorite seller.Everything id spot on with mine,it's a numbered first production.I like it,and it definitly gets carried on a regular basis-came very sharp,and rips through cardboard as good as anything I've got,(which suprised me).I'd buy it again
Update-benchmade just came out with a 940 auto,imo,the mediator is supior for several reasons-one,s90v instead of 30v,that's a big step up,and two,the g10 on the mediator looks better and feels better then the aluminium handle on the 940.However,I would buy a 943 in the auto configuration
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

This Mediator has a black G-10 handle and a plain-edged, black blade.

The 8551BK Benchmade Mediator holds true to its namesake, mediating simple and lightweight, and durability and strength. The Mediator is slim and light, but still rock solid in construction, employing some of the world's finest knife materials; the handle has G-10 handle scales with a milled chevron pattern and the blade is Cerakote coated CPM-S90V, offering top of the line edge retention. A safety lock on the handle prevents unintentional blade collapse and deployment. The piece is finished with a reversible tip-up, deep carry pocket clip and a lanyard hole. Sometimes its the little things that make the biggest splash.

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.30"
  • Cutting Edge:3.125"
  • Blade Width:0.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.115"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S90V
  • Hardness:59-61 HRC
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.45"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.89 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mediator
  • Model Number:8551BK
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Crazyhorse
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Robert s.
03-28-2021
Been using benchmade knives for working on the farm. Really like this one. Donít want to even get it dirty, but will tell you that I was just tapping on bales of hay and never had a knife cut by one tap. Awesome
Superb tactical/EDC Auto
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Mr. T.
02-04-2021
I've carried the Mediator almost every day for three weeks. It carries very well in jeans, tactical pants, and slacks. The pocket clip works good once it's broken in. Deployment is snappy, and lockup is perfect. No blade play or lock slop. The handle feels great and is fairly grippy. I've not put it to hard use yet, but there are no hot spots that I've noticed. The S90V blade steel is excellent and surprisingly easy to get scary sharp with a Spyderco Triangle Sharpmaker. The blade shape is sturdy with a strong tip. It cuts cardboard with ease and glides through envelopes. It's not the best at slicing, but it's definitely adequate. I stabbed and sliced through some cloth almost too easily. I'd call this a light tactical knife, but I think it works well as a medium-hard use EDC. Lastly, the Mediator is just a beautiful knife and fun to deploy. I'm a fan.
Simply Excellent!
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Doug R.
10-30-2020
This knife checks all the boxes. S90V steel, light weight, great blade profile and really snappy auto action. I've been carrying this knife now for several months and it has proven to be a great EDC. The one hand deployment and great blade has made all of my friends want one.
amaznig!
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Carson C.
05-24-2020
Ive never really been drawn to anything in the black class but this knife does a great job of bridging the gap between edc and tactical folder. Feels great in the hand and is super snappy. Don't hesitate to pull the rigger on this one!
BASICALLY A 940 AUTO
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tony o.
03-24-2020
I got this from another seller last month-got tired of waiting for bladehq to get it,(although they're my favorite seller.Everything id spot on with mine,it's a numbered first production.I like it,and it definitly gets carried on a regular basis-came very sharp,and rips through cardboard as good as anything I've got,(which suprised me).I'd buy it again
Update-benchmade just came out with a 940 auto,imo,the mediator is supior for several reasons-one,s90v instead of 30v,that's a big step up,and two,the g10 on the mediator looks better and feels better then the aluminium handle on the 940.However,I would buy a 943 in the auto configuration
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