The Benchmade Mini Vallation is a little smaller and a little lighter making it a bit easier on the pocket. This USA-made folder is still fully ambidextrous with the same a great build fans have always loved. It’s available with either a satin finished plain edge, or a black oxide coated partially serrated edge.
The 3.2” S30V drop point has a mohawk spine and a blade thickness of 0.114”. The profile on this is great because it allows a secure grip in a variety of positions. It also allows this smaller blade to perform far outside its size class. It opens with the AXIS Assit mechanism which allows an easy one-handed opening and a fully ambidextrous closing.
Much like the full-sized version, the Mini Vallation has black milled billet aluminum handles. The handles are a bit trimmer at just over 1/2″. They also house a carbide-tipped glass breaker and an ambidextrous, tip-up pocket clip. The closed length on this knife is just under 4-1/2” and it weighs just over 4.5 ounces. All that means this knife is a much easier daily carry than the previous version.
- CPM-S30V, Plain Edge or Partially Serrated
- 3.2” Drop Point, Satin Finish or Black Cerakote Finished
- 0.114” Blade Thickness
- 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum Handles
- 0.63” Handle Thickness
- AXIS Assist Open
- AXIS Lock
- Carbide Tipped Glass Breaker
- 4.47” Closed
- 7.67” Overall
- Made in the USA
The Benchmade Mini Vallation is a great American-made knife that is now a bit smaller and lighter in your pocket. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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