If Rick Moranis’ character from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids ever got his hands on a scimitar, he’d probably end up creating something like this badass folding knife. It’s no surprise to find that the 860 was originally designed for security forces protecting the king of Jordan. There’s a lanyard hole and jimping on the buttend, which works great as both a glassbreaker and a striking point. As part of the Bedlam family of knives, the 860 is available with serrations, a black coating, and automatic opening. Made in the USA.
Feels great in hand, regardless of your grip preference (hammer, reverse, Filipino, etc.) Blade is made from one of our favorite steels: 154CM.
Benchmade’s propriety Axis lock is robust, easy to use, and ambidextrous.
Top quality construction
The upswept blade is great for slicing but — much like the Nomad —isn’t ideal for making longer cuts.
It’s almost half a pound and takes up a lot of pocket real estate.