Benchmade fans will recognize the McHenry & Williams designed 707 Sequel as a slimmed down 705 with a pumped up blade shape for new found utility. The modified clip-point blade is 154-CM stainless steel with ambidextrous dual thumb studs. Aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum scales with G10 inlays redress a leaner profile. As an everyday carry it offers an agility, which easily stymies its closest competitors. Its all good!
This a small knife and it disappears in your pocket. Can keep other things in your pocket, retrieve them and put them back and you almost forget about your knife. It comes sharp, locks up tight and does all the little dirty work that you require. The axis lock on this bad boy is very smooth and fun to play with. The knife feels amazing in hand. I might not get this knife if you have large hands. The handle might be a hair too short. If you have normal sized hands or smaller, this is the knife for you!
I love the 710 McHenry & Williams. However, over the years what I like in knives has changed. These days I prefer to carry knives somewhere between 3.5" to 3". For me the Sequel was a must buy. I wish there was a little more recurve, more like the 710, but that's just nitpicking. The only true downside to the knife is after a few months of use (cutting cardboard every now and then) it developed some blade play. Build quality: 4 stars Materials: 4 stars Aesthetics: 5 stars Personal likability: 5 stars
The 707 Sequel is an elegant twist on the Mini Grip design. I have carried this for some time and it is a great knife! Surprised it doesn’t get as much publicity as some other Benchmades... this is a light weight and handsome blade that gets work done!
Compact knife, carries very very easily, superb fit/ finish, extremely easy to flick open quickly, (for some reason that is a big priority for me) solid lock up. I bought this and the mini stryker and like the sequel better due to the handle materials and texture. The mini stryker is very grippy and i feel like it might ruin some pants pockets after time, and i think the sequel looks better and deploys better. I do wish it had the deep pocket clip found on the mini stryker though.
My favorite at this point. I re-purchased it after trading my first one to someone else, who made it his favorite EDC knife. Criticisms: The thumb studs are short, to not protrude out from the handle, and are thus difficult to operate sometimes. The blade seems large for the handle, and while it could go either way (bigger handle or smaller blade), in this case I'd prefer a slightly smaller blade. The clip is stiff enough that I have to pull it out a little to get it to go over my well-worn and soft pocket edges.
I've had this little guy for a few years now, and it's turned to be the knife I reach for most of the time. Packs a lot of blade in a small package. Takes and holds an edge well. Axis lock. It's just a great pocket knife.
I love this thing. Light and slim, great blade length for the overall size. I love the blade shape, it is probably my favorite for EDC tasks. Axis lock is super smooth, which makes the knife easy to open a couple different ways. This is like a slimmer, sexier mini griptillian, which is a great knife but suffers from cheap handle materials.
High grade materials, smooth axis lock action, offers a large blade considering the small package. size and weight will make you forget your carrying a knife. thumbs up