The Axis US patent number is 5,737,841. (I borrowed the metal analyzing/alloy testing gun the engineers at work use.). The locks didn't fail. Per his statements here, he's a knife fighter. Here's an even crazier thought, in a self defense situation where the blade has already been deployed, and the situation has advanced to grappling distance in a struggle, you can't causually close your knife while being assaulted. Come for the info, stay and make some friends.. We work hard to bring the best Glock Forum! Flipped my Benchmade 710 open this morning to cut something, and it failed (for the first time ever) to lock up like a bank vault door. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. The take away is simply, that none of these locks are fail proof and when you are going to do something other than cutting with the edge, you should put the folder away and go with a fixed blade. Or...tighten the pivot a bit. Benchmade Omega Spring Failure and Failure and Failure - Duration: 5:05. 40knIves 922 views. The first Benchmade knife to feature the lock was the 710. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Don't forget framelocks and linerlocks failing when you grip the handle tightly and twist your grip just right. Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Londinium Armoury, Jul 27, 2020. Next up, we will find out the Triad lock fails due to pocket lint. They use the whole fame to lock the blade. The can skip off the blade area they lock onto. The whole notion of "Drop shutting" is silly (and offtopic....). Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All this time I thought they were stainless. Benchmade Black Class, failing pommel strike tests (Axis lock failure) Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Londinium Armoury, Jul 27, 2020. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Eric, Apr 27, 2015. Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by rcmodel, May 2, 2011. I remember when you bought that - I was carrying a CR Sebenza at the time (needs a new pocket clip atm), but your comments on the Axis lock got me looking, and for the last decade plus, my EDC has either a mini-griptilian or more recently an Osborne Emissary, both with the (IMHO) unparalleled Axis lock. Glock Talk is the #1 site to discuss the world’s most popular pistol, chat about firearms, accessories and more. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. I'm holding it like this to avoid getting cut. ). I need help deciding if I actually have an issue and its worth sending back to the warranty department or not. As I mentioned from the Benchmade video inducing failure in the action that broke a knife, the knife consistently buckled behind the lock, in the grip. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Come to find out, it wasn't the Axis-Lock that failed, but a $1.99 Scripto lighter in my pocket. Could you please demonstrate it on video, because not being funny but lots of people tell me this in text format yet everybody that does it on video has the same failure, and that is the point of why it's dangerous, because the blade will come down on your fingers, cutting your hand. However, the axis lock mechanism only makes contact with less than 1/8" (about 6/64" ) and that only if the lock barrel and the rear of the blade are ground square and true. Shop Benchmade Knife Company for a wide selection of high-performance Everyday Carry (EDC), Hunt, Rescue, Tactical, Outdoor, and Survival knives. If I ever get to the point that I am doing pommel strikes on a barstool I really hope someone takes the knife away from me and drives me home. The knife’s Axis lock is 25% smaller than a normal Axis lock, and the result, when coupled with such a slender handle, is a knife that can feel fiddly when closing–not ideal timing. The Axis system works using a small, hardened spring loaded bar that moves back and forth in a slot made into both steel liners. It's a liner lock but there is no liner. ... Benchmade Axis Lock Maintenance and Assembly Tutorial - … Today, Benchmade offers 38 knife models that utilize this special mechanism. Paid Subscribers don't see ads! I was so surprised I almost let it swing shut and cut me!!