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Old 02-07-2018, 8:57 AM
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Default Benchmade 565 Mini Freek

Pre-ordered and received this new model from Benchmade last week as a first production (indicated on the blade but doesn't really hold any significant extra value, it's still mass produced).

Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.00" (7.62cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.104" (2.642mm)
Open Length: 7.05" (17.91cm)
Closed Length: 4.05" (10.29cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.59" (14.986mm)
Weight: 2.57oz. (72.86g)
Handle Material: Grivory/Versaflex

Similar to my Mini Griptilian, a tad bigger. The grip is rubbery and tactile, it could be a plus for some and a negative for others. My hands are dry usually so G10 or composite grips can be slippery in casual handling. I like that it has the S30V steel vs the 154CM on the mini grip. Got it for $105.

Maybe it's because it's first production but the action is stickier than my Mini Loco (also first production) and Mini Grip. Hoping it'll break-in and get smoother over time.







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Default Benchmade 565 Mini Freek

Thatís nice, I like it. just 1200 in the first run? Where did you order it from? Iím kind of stuck on Knifecenter.

Try a drop of TriFlo Teflon spray on the pivot, (or BlueLube if youíre into other Benchmade stuff) Iíll bet it loosens right up.


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Thatís nice, I like it. just 1200 in the first run? Where did you order it from? Iím kind of stuck on Knifecenter.

Try a drop of TriFlo Teflon spray on the pivot, (or BlueLube if youíre into other Benchmade stuff) Iíll bet it loosens right up.


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Thanks for the tip!

I ordered from BladeHQ.
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