Posted April 3, 2009 by Howard
Benchmade Aphid™ Assisted Blade Small Liner Locks
The first Red Class from Benchmade made in USA. These are nicely designed, small knives with a great, easy to carry build. The dual thumb studes sit kind of close to the body of the handle, but they are usable. The fully lined plastic handles have holes for reversing the side of the pocket clip. These are nice, small knives that you can easily keep in the bottom of your pocket or clipped on. www.knifecenter.com has them available
Only the plain edge satin model has arrived so far. The first batch has “First Production run xx/1000″ on the blade but we cannot promise one of these unless you call. Order right away, though, and you have a good chance at one.
Here are the SPECS from Benchmade:
Benchmade’s first-ever Red Class assist™ The slim profile makes for easy carry and rapid deployment. This is a small, fast opening folder- very cool and very well priced. The blade is 440C stainless and so is a good quality. The pocket clip is reversible. Easy to carry and nice to have when you need it!
* Textured Handle for Ample Grip
* Optimiser™ Assist
* Reversible Clip
* Blade Length: 2.38″
* Blade Thickness: 0.100″
* Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel
* Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC
* Blade Style: Drop-Point Utility w/ Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
* Weight: 1.65oz.
* Clip: Reversible Tip Down Clip
* Lock Mechanism: Locking-Liner with Optimiser Assist
* Handle Material: Valox; Reversible Tip Down Clip
* Handle Thickness: 0.38″
* Overall Length: 5.63″
* Closed Length: 3.25″