Benchmade A1 230 Paul Axial Gent's Knife G-10 and White Micarta Handle
Benchmade A1 230 Paul Axial Gent’s Knife G-10 and White Micarta Handle
Benchmade Knives took over the Lonewolf Knife company and, with it, the Paul Axial Lock folders. These models which seem to be the old “Defender” series are full size and can do some real work. You can see these at
Benchmade has more to say about these great products:
These full size pocketknives feature either G10 or beautiful Ivory Micarta handles. Micarta is a great material for knife handles and has been used for decades. It is man made and will last a lifetime but has a real organic look and feel. Each knife in the BM230 Series of Paul Knives is a full size pocketknife. The blade is flat ground and just about 4″ long and made of very good quality 154CM steel. The mechanism works flawlessly. Just squeeze the button at the pivot and swing the handle around to reveal the blade. Squeeze it again and swing the handle around to close it. A highly polished pocket clip allows for easy carry. The size and mechanism make this a hybrid knife – part gent’s folder and part combat knife. They are really unusual and extraordinary. Of course, they are entirely made in the USA and are designed by an American – Paul W. Poehlmann. Benchmade‘s family of PAUL Knives represent the perfect gent’s knife. Built with the patented Paul locking mechanism, these folders are smooth, safe and reliable. The design and function of these knives celebrate true precision and quality. Push button underneath axial lock to open.

The Paul Knives were designed by world renowned custom knife maker, designer and aerospace engineer Paul W. Poehlmann. Mr. Poehlmann designed and patented the axial locking mechanism and produced the first handmade and production Paul Knives in the early 1970’s. Paul Knives soon became the standard in the industry for precision fit and finish of a folding knife. has sold Paul Knives since the mid 1990’s. The precise fit and function of the axial locking mechanism has never been equaled in another production knife. Over the years Paul Knives have always proved a great investment as all models have appreciated steadily in value.


Blade Length: 3.90″ (9.90cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.118″ (2.99mm)
Open: 9.00″ (22.90cm)
Closed: 5.10″ (13.00cm)
Weight: 3.80oz (112.38g)
Handle Thickness: 0.51″ (13.13mm)
Locking Mechanism: Paul Axial
Tip-down Pocket Clip
No Sheath
Made in USA