EDC Pocket Knife: Benchmade 496 Vector

EDC Pocket Knife: Benchmade 496 Vector

This everyday carry pocket knife grabbed our attention. Benchmade has a new member of the Vector family — the 496 Vector is a detailed pocket knife that showcases style at every angle. This 4.5 oz. EDC will hang with the best of them, featuring Benchmade’s first compound grind blade and their AXIS Assist flipper mechanism. Full stainless steel liners, a gray aluminum bolster, and dual colored G10 handles provide strength and comfort to this custom design. It fits in your pocket folded at a little under 5 inches, and opens to nearly 8.5 inches. Consider us a fan.


Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: AXIS Assist flipper with integrated safety
Action: Manual-opening
Blade Steel: CPM-20CV (59-61 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.6” (9.14cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.1″ (2.540mm)
Open Length: 8.42″ (21.39cm)
Closed Length: 4.82″ (12.24cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.60″ (15.24mm)
Weight: 4.5oz. (127.57g)


Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Steel: CPM-20CV (59-61 HRC)
Blade Style/Shape: Drop-point with compound gring; flat ground, wedger tip with hollow ground main
Clip Type: Black Oxide; Deep-Carry
Clip Position: Tip-up
Handle Material: Smooth milled, contoured OD green G10 with white G10 pinstripe layer

Release Date: Sept. 20
Price: $325 benchmade.com