Modern knives rarely lack a refined appeal but the Benchmade 486 Saibu taps into Japanese design principles to create a knife that celebrates classic design with modern aesthetics. Designed by Benchmade in collaboration with custom knifemaker Seiichi Nakamura, the EDC-sized blade offers up a unique and attractive design that is built to serve as a peak day-to-day tool.
The blade of the Benchmade 486 Saibu is comprised of premium CPM-20CV stainless steel and is styled in a drop point style that helps retain a super sharp edge and survive harsh conditions. The AXIS lock, which holds the blade closed, is held in a beautifully ergonomic handle that combines G10 scaling and cocobolo wood. Windows are cut out into the handle and serve as weight reducers, as well as gorgeous design elements.
The Benchmade 486 Saibu Features Practical and Beautiful Design Elements
Justin Lam — June 23, 2018 — Art & Design
References: benchmade & everydaycarry