Benchmade 741 Onslaught - Lum Design
I should be getting my Benchmade 741 SBK sometime this week. Going to be my new EDC. :danceban: I couldn't find anything here on DC about the 741, so once it comes in I will post some pics and my thoughts. Haven't handled one yet, but judging by the specs, this thing is a BEAST!:image035: Anyone had their hands on one and/or own one?
UPDATE: Benchmade 741 Review and Pictures
This is by far the best folder I have owned. Seriously. It's impression tends to convey the same message as when a shell is racked into a 12 gauge pump. The knife is pretty large, but the ergonomics give me a sense that I am handling something nimble and responsive (largely due to the well sculpted G10 handle IMHO). The weight of it is a non-issue. Pocket carry is easily done without any inkling of that "am I still carrying my 28oz Estwing with me" feeling. The blade is thin, but honestly I think that factor adds to the self defense slicer category. I am also impressed with the precision regarding the blade coating and serrations. Everything about this knife shows great craftsmanship and attention to detail. The blade action is very smooth. Out of the box it could do with a bit of oil on the mechanisms, but nonetheless it is very easy to engage and disengage with one hand. The AXIS locking system is also a plus - the placement of the lock is perfect. Once you begin to develop a muscle memory for the clip/handle/thumb hole/AXIS lock, speed will tend to follow. I highly recommend this knife to anyone looking for a mid to large sized folder that will bring maximum slicing capabilities with a HUGE intimidation factor, after all self defense begins in the psychological realm and (if need be) progresses to the physical realm - the Benchmade 741 Onslaught will deliver in both.