Posted May 7, 2008 by Howard
Benchmade Shoki™ Nakamura Gentleman’s Folder
Benchmade has done it again! The Nakamura is an elegant folder with filework on the back, wood grain handles and a top quality S30V stainless steel blade. The first batch came in from Benchmade with serial numbers and “First Production Run” on the blade, but we can’t promise you’ll get one unless you call right away!
Here is Benchmade’s information:
The 480 Shoki™ is the embodiment of a gentlemen’s carry. No details were overlooked in the production of this elegant tool, including the brand new Nak-Lok™, beautifully contoured G10 and stabilized wine wood handle scales, radiant blue anodized titanium liners, and rich black nickel hardware. The stainless steel backspacer utilizes cutting edge MIM technology to emulate custom hand file work, the hollowground S30V crowned blade, and handy sheath complete this package.
• Ergonomic Handle Design
• Thumb-Stud Opener
• Ultra-Premium Blade Steel
Country of origin: USA
March 14th 2008– Winner of the IWA International Knife Award for Best Design!
NAK-LOK™ Built from the framework of the locking-liner with some innovative updates. The lock engages using tensile strength, compared to the compression hold of more traditional locking-liners. With the Nak-Lok, the possibility of personal injury is greatly reduced with the opening finger never crossing the blade’s path
Blade Length: 2.89″
Blade Thickness: 0.090″
Blade Material: S30V Premium Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Blade Style: Hollowground Utility w/Crowned Blade Spine, Thumb-Stud
Clip: Sheath Clip
Lock Mechanism: Nak-Lok
Overall Length: 6.67″
Closed Length: 3.79″
Sheath Material: Leather with Clip