The Benchmade 590BK Boost is a solid pocket knife with a strong assisted opening. This means that when opening the pocket knife it is supported by a strong spring. As such the blade will fly from the handle. When opened the Axis-lock will keep the blade in place.
To make sure the Boost doesn't open when you don't want it to the spine has been enhanced with a secondary lock. Move the latch forward and the blade will also stay in place when closed. The Benchmade Boost has a massive blade made from CPM 30V steel. An American metallurgical type of powder steel. Sounds difficult, but it is important for you to know that this is high-tech steel with excellent properties for a pocket knife. Good sharpness retention, excellent rust resistance and pretty good to sharpen yourself. With a length of 9.3 cm you can definitely call this a large blade.
Benchmade used a relatively new type of material for the handle: Versaflex. A light-weight thermo-plastic that feels great in hand. In terms of construction this pocket knife is completely symmetric. As such it is perfect for both left and right-handed use. The pocket clip is placed for right-handed use, but with the Torx T6 screwdriver you can easily change it for left-handed use.
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
|Blade shape||spear point|
Monday 3 July 2017
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