This week we’re spotlighting a new Benchmade collaboration with custom knifemaker Butch Ball. The 320 Precinct takes Ball’s custom Skorpion M flipper design and strips it down for a lightweight, capable production model that’s made right here in the USA.
The cool thing about this line is all the blade variety available. You’ve got four models differentiated solely by their blade type, though all are 3.3″ long and made from 154CM stainless steel. There’s a drop point blade with a pretty healthy recurve for some great slicing action, and a combo blade with partial serrations. Both blade styles are available in either a satin finish or a tactical black.
Flipper on this knife is nice and responsive thanks to a pivot bearing system that enables a slick, speedy action. It’s a large but unobtrusive flipper with some heavy jimping on it for easy purchase when activating. Once extended the blade is held in place with a liner lock, which holds very securely but as a result is a little tough on the thumb.
Handle scales are black G10 with a fine texture for an excellent no-slip grip. The handle is Butch Ball’s finger relief design, with a pronounced index finger indent for super ergonomic handling. The jimping at the base of the blade gives your thumb a good spot to lock into for an extremely confident overall hold. The pocket clip here is reversible, allowing for a left or right side, tip-up carry.
The refined Butch Ball design, a quality Benchmade build, and some great variety make the 320 Precinct line an awesome pick for a basic EDC. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com