Much like its popular predecessor, the 698 Foray offers gent-styling in a larger overall profile, translating to improved handling and all-around utility. The G10 handles are extremely durable, impervious to moisture or liquid and physically stable under climate change.
A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100 percent ambidextrous design, AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar that rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega-style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
- Blade Length: 3.24"
- Closed Length: 4.14"
- Overall Length: 7.32"
- Blade Material: CPM-S20CV Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.137"
- Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Thickness: 0.56"
- Handle Material: Black Contoured G10 with Stainless Steel Liners
- Locking Mechanism: AXIS Lock
- Pocket Clip: Deep-Carry Tip-Up, Right
- Weight: 3.58 oz.
- Designer: Benchmade
Keywords: Benchmade foray, Benchmade foray 698