Benchmade Mini Adamas AXIS Lock Knife Black G-10 (3.3" Gray) 273GY-1


  • Drop point blade made from CPM CRU-WEAR steel with a gray finish.
  • Dual thumb stud openers for one-handed use.
  • Black G-10 scales with texture for added grip.
  • Ambidextrous AXIS lock.
  • Reversible tip-up pocket clip.


The Benchmade Mini Adamas, designed by Shane Sibert, sticks to its traditional tactical composition but with a smaller, convenient build.

The Benchmade Mini Adamas is an EDC tactical tool built to fight to its last breath. Made from CPM CRU-WEAR, the steel has the perfect mix of elements for a super hard, super tough, wear-resistant blade. The AXIS lock is a safe, ambidextrous mechanism that offers buttery smooth action. This Benchmade knife is built for you, however you carry it, thanks to the ambidextrous elements and reversible pocket clip. Fight on with Benchmade's Mini Adamas!

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MSRP: $290.00
Our Price: $261.00
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  • Overall Length: 7.62"
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Blade Width: 1.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14"
  • Blade Material: CPM CRU-WEAR
  • Hardness: 63-65 HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Gray
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.37"
  • Handle Width: 1.25"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.14"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 4.60 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Crossbar Lock
  • Brand: Benchmade
  • Model: Mini Adamas
  • Model Number: 273GY-1
  • Designer: Shane Sibert
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Straight up Razor
Alex B. on Nov 2, 2022

I absolutely love this knife. The action is butter smooth and is just so nice to use one handed either releasing the blade out or closing the blade. Its a little oversized, but it was exactly what i was looking for. Now, when i mean this blade is sharp it is SHARP. Im currently writing this review with majority of my fingertip missing because of how sharp this blade is. Slipped the wrong way at work and got me. I had to write a review from the aftermath because i didnt even know i got cut until i saw the blood on the ground. This thing is a work horse. Just but through 3 industrial zip ties AND my fingertip. If your debating on getting it, i recommend not even thinking about it and just getting it. Worth every penny.

Built like a tank
ANDREW W. on Sep 19, 2021

I just received this knife and it is definitely worth the price. It’s got a solid lockup with absolutely no blade play. The centering is spot on and the ergos are great. The axis lock did give me a bit of issues at first, but after fidgeting with the knife opening and closing it now it opens smoothly and drops shut with ease. It’s super hefty and solid without being too big and sits well in the pocket. Definitely would recommend

FRED D. on Jul 22, 2021

Knife arrived today. I own 14 Benchmades; I love their stuff. But this knife is something special. Wonderful design. Perfect action. Perfect ergos. Gives you tank-like confidence like nothing else I own. Great materials, ideal size. I have no complaints or suggestions. Everything about it is top-notch. Although I have other Benchmades in my rotation that I'm crazy about, I think it'll be a daily wrestling match between my S90V mini Freek and this Adamas mini as to which one lands in my pocket most often. They are both, to my eye, flawless knives. It wins my highest, most confident rating.

Great job Benchmade
JASON D. on Jun 9, 2021

I am really impressed with this knife. Fit and finish are excellent. Good blade centering. The bevel is nice and even along its length on both sides with just a negligible bit of asymmetry at the tip. There is no blade play at all, neither vertical nor horizontal, and it arrived shaving sharp. I absolutely love the way this knife feels in hand. First, don't let "Mini" mislead you. This is a mid-sized knife. It's a thicker knife, but I think it fills the hand in a very comfortable way. Compared to the older Adamas, the scales exhibit a really nice chamfering all around that really improves the ergos. There's nice jimping in all the right places too. This is a robust knife for sure. Between the beefy Cruwear blade (with that gorgeous grey Cerakote finish), full liners and G10 handles, you know you have a rugged, durable tool at your disposal. You will notice a bit more weight in the pocket than with some other choices, but otherwise this knife is not a pocket hog in any way. For me, this knife just hits a sweetspot between reasonable every day carry and heavy duty tool that's hard to resist. Miniaturizing the Adamas was a brilliant idea.

Pocket-sized overbuilt tank!
Ian N. on Mar 10, 2021

Everything I loved about the original Adamas is now in a more EDC-friendly package, and no stone was left unturned in terms of design. It's thinner, lighter, and more ergonomic than the original while maintaining the same blade and liner thickness, so no strength is lost. The length shaved off of the blade and handle means that it doesn't print in your pocket quite as bad as the original. My only gripe is that the original Adamas came with a nylon Molle sheath; this mini does not.

Maybe one of the nicest options out there.
Matt P. on Mar 5, 2021

So I love the Adamas but they have always been just a tad too big for my pocket, the mini fixes that. It is a THICK knife, its a handful for sure. I have Medium hands and prefer folding knives in the 3" range and usually want a thin knife, but this is about the perfect size if you can make it work, it is lighting fast with the axis lock and the blade is BEEFY. I have carried a lot of knives over the years but this one may be the best I've had, its smooth as butter and razor sharp, everything was dialed in, didn't have to monkey with a thing. It also isn't as heavy as I feared, I thought it was going to be a tad heavier than i'd like which I was willing to live with for the robustness of an Adamas, but it really is not that heavy. If you can carry the width it is the knife to buy, If you have to have something thinner one of the Osbornes or a Delica may fit the bill better but if you can swing the slightly wider option this would be the one I would tell you to buy every time. Very impressed with it.

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