Benchmade's super popular DA OTF Automatic, the Phaeton is a perfect choice for any law enforcement & duty use.
The Phaeton uses a spine mounted sliding switch to operate. To open, push it forward and the 3.45" CPM-S30V stainless steel blade will rocket from the billet aluminum handle. To retract, pull the switch to the rear and the blade will withdraw to its safely stored position. Each knife comes with a reversible, tip down, deep carry pocket clip.
WARNING: Do not place objects in the path of the knife blade!
Staff notes: We prefer Double Action Out The Front Autos for most tasks as they allow the operator to maintain full control of both the knife and the material to be cut. This mechanism comes in particularly handy if you find yourself in a situation where using both hands to close the knife is simply not an option for safety reasons; such as when on ladders.
The 4600 Phaeton Series is a product improvement of the (now discontinued) Benchmade 14808 Turmoil, which was based on the 14800 Tumult. The handle now features checkering, while the blade steel has been upgraded from CPM D2 to CPM S30V. In addition, the handle now has smooth hard anodizing, making this much more pleasant to hold.
|Benchmade 4600 Phaeton Series|
|Blade Material:||S30V Stainless|
|Opening Mechanism:||Double Action Out The Front Automatic|
|Handle Material:||6061-T6 Billet Aluminum|
|Pocket clip:||Deep Carry, reversible|