When Benchmade dives into a new area of the knife world, it does so with a bang, as our latest Badass Knife of the Week demonstrates.

With the Benchmade 300, the brand finally dipped its foot into the existing and hugely popular flipper competition. As with anything Benchmade does, the iconic butterfly brand went all out to ensure it’s the best of the best.

Here’s a nice overview:

The 300-1 is a reissue of the well-received original Butch Ball design with a few modifications that make it even better. The major change is seen in its handsome new handle scales. Unlike the 300SN, which featured sand-colored scales and different texture, the 300-1 boasts black-and-blue scales with a ribbed texture.

Its G-10 scales are impervious to environmental warpage, lightweight and strong. The scales are held together with black hardware and use skeletonized steel liners for a cohesive design.

The blade of the 300-1 retains the same tried-and-true 154CM stainless steel Benchmade is known for. With its 3.18-inch length and drop point profile, the blade is designed to work the toughest jobs you can throw at it.

Along with three different opening methods (flipper, dual thumb studs, and AXIS mechanism), the blade features one of the strongest locks on the market. The AXIS mechanism works in concert with the knife for a strong and reliable lock-up.

The knife also includes a black reversible tip-up pocket clip. The fact that it’s deep carry is only icing on the cake.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Benchmade 300-1.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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