I’d say offhand, anything by Kizer or Zero Tolerance should be good. The thumb studs deploy the blade as easily as a Griptilian or any other axis lock knife with thumb studs. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. He grew up using pocket knives, and the decision to start the website stemmed from his fascination of all things sharp combined with a deep passion for writing. Free. I am here to report that this knife does not flip like a traditional liner lock or frame lock flipper. Benchmade wisely chose to include ambidextrous thumb studs on the 300. COMFORTABLE: The 300's contoured handle is attractive and comfortable to use and hold. Although the blade stock is relatively thick, this is a wide blade, and the high flat grind gets thin behind the edge. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f77d08288eddd3e In a sea of somewhat boring and predictable Benchmade offerings, this knife offered a glimpse of something different for the company; even if it’s simply hitching on to the flipper wagon. We may get paid an affiliate commission if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of the links on this web page. In closing, don’t buy the 300 if you are expecting a Zero Tolerance grade flipper with an axis lock. It works, but requires practice and a strong index finger. The AXIS lock has traditionally been found on Benchmade knives. I'd have no interest in having a flipper on my Mini or Regular Grips. AXIS Lock. I was turned off for those reasons. In Stock. I disagree too. 99. 4.1 out of 5 stars 51. My knife actually flips pretty good once I dialed in my technique. Aug 21, 2009. There are a series of finger grooves, that I typically am not a huge fan of, but I was pleasantly surprised with how natural the 300 fit my fingers (I take a “large” glove for reference). I generally use the stud, but sometimes pull back on the axis bar and flip it that way. ADD. Dan, I’m looking for a great edc flipper because I’ve never had one and want one with an easy action that flips easily without using my wrist. Best EDC Knives Get it as soon as Tue, Nov 24. Your email address will not be published. Despite having a sub 3.5″ blade it is still a wide and thick knife. Additional troubleshooting information here. I think there is no place for flipper in knife with axis lock, it would have to be exactly where the axis moves. Best Survival Knives The knife is held together with torx-head fasteners and 2 blackened stand offs. I am here to report that this knife does not flip like a traditional liner lock or frame lock flipper. Benchmade decided on 154CM for the blade steel. Great review, If your knife needs repair or sharpening, Benchmade will take care of it. I like the deep carry clip and clip placement. If you are a fan of knives like the Rift, then I think you would appreciate the 300. Sort by. The 300 originally is offered in sand colored peel ply G10 with odd grooves cut into it. If you prefer the traction and feel of a peel ply G-10 handle, then check out the tan colored version of this knife. Benchmade chose a black parkerized deep carry pocket clip, and situated the 300 for ambidextrous tip up carry. Benchmade Hunt Grizzly Creek Folding Knife 3.50" S30V Blade with … $225.00. © Copyright 2006-2017 EDCFORUMS.COM All Rights Reserved. Thank you, Matt. Are you a current member with account or password issues? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The 300 buries deep into the pocket and carries well considering this is a larger knife. VERSATILE: The AXIS Flipper 300's drop-point, utility blade style and all-around functionality make it ideal for everyday carry. On a “1 to 10” scale, I’d say this is a 3. Performance & security by Cloudflare. Please consider that purchasing anything through any of the links on this website helps support BladeReviews.com, and keeps the site going. Benchmade 580S Barrage AXIS-Assisted Folding Knife 3.6" Satin Com… $160.00. It should go without saying, but I would not recommend the 300-1 for a good flipper. For what it is, I think the 300 carries pretty well. Been looking around for one... all I see is liner lock flippers. • The finger grooves actually worked here for my hand. But initial reports said that the flipping action was weak, and the knife seemed chunky. ). Discussion in 'Knives' started by lamepro, Feb 6, 2009. I am glad I finally bought a 300. They make some of the most consistently reliable flippers I have reviewed. Best High Value Knives. report. If we examine the other aspects of the 300 it reveals a thoughtful and well made knife. Ganzo have a flipper style with axis lock? I have used it in an EDC capacity, and can see how others might do the same. Sam Cade Member. Bartholomew Roberts, May 12, 2013 #1. As Benchmade’s first flipper, this is an important knife. It is on the large side for my style of daily carry, although it makes for a nice “nights and weekends” knife when I can dress a little more casually. The thumb ramp features 3 shallow notches (jimping) that more index your thumb than hold it in place. Thanks for taking a look at it with a more seasoned eye than some of the other reviews of this knife. It DOES have its redeeming qualities, and the fit/finish is easily as good as any knife that I’ve got. GUARANTEED FOR LIFE: Benchmade's limited Lifetime Warranty and LifeSharp Service keep your knife in the best condition. This could happen for a several reasons, including no shared cipher suites. Your IP: The 300 can be opened and closed quickly and single-handedly. Free. The axis lock simply does not provide enough resistance (or “detent strength” if you were to compare it to a traditional detent driven flipper) to provide snappy flipping action. There is a thin swedge that terminates with a fine tip. In Stock. I am going to refer to my 300-1 as simply a “300” throughout this review. $19.99 $ 19. Knife fans will already know that this is a proven stainless steel, although it is now considered a mid range steel. Completely ambidextrous, the AXIS Lock is one of the most intuitive systems operationally, but describing the mechanism is not quite so easy. Buy the 300 if you are a Benchmade fan that likes larger EDC knives, and wants to try something a little different. It takes a beautiful edge, holds it well, and is easy to sharpen. This wasn’t an easy decision. Like all steels (even stainless steels) you will need to keep the knife clean to avoid corrosion, but if adequately maintained this is an excellent working steel ideally suited for daily use. I am curious to see how Benchmade’s new 2016 flippers stack up against the 300, and plan to review at least one of them in the not so distant future. 100% Upvoted. Anyone know of one? I bought one of these about a year ago and despite the fact that it does fly open like a rocket, I appreciate this knife for the way that it DOES come open. Joined: Sep 9, 2005 Messages: 5,228 Location: Rural … The fit and finish is excellent on my knife. Available for knives purchased from an authorized dealer. The steel liners have been skeletonized extensively. You know, there are a lot of people that love the CRKT M16, and I thought it was a cool looking little knife, so I bought one. I remain a big fan of the axis lock because it is strong, easy to use, is fully ambidextrous, and you do not need to put your fingers in the path of the blade to close the knife. Benchmade - AXIS Flipper 300 Knife, Plain Drop-Point, Satin Finish, Sand Handle. Posted by 4 years ago. How big of a knife are you looking for? This is a more reliable means of opening the blade, and provides the user some options in how they want to manipulate their 300. This is a stark contrast from the toothy jimping on the Griptilian. Favorite. best. It appears that the SSL configuration used is not compatible with Cloudflare. The big question is “How well does it flip?” I am here to confirm that the flipping action is nothing to write home about. Additional troubleshooting information here. AXIS lock knives are ambidextrous, strong, and fun to use. The 300 is aimed at the Every Day Carry (EDC) market. The Benchmade 300 is a knife that I originally passed on reviewing. This could happen for a several reasons, including no shared cipher suites. Dan is the creator of BladeReviews.com. The 300 knife is designed by Butch Ball, a nice man that I had the pleasure of meeting at the 2015 Blade Show. The blue/black G10 is a little more toned down, but it still offers the end user something besides a plain black handle. He founded the site in 2010, and for the first 5 years Dan wrote all of the reviews and recorded all of the video reviews.