Benchmade Aileron 737 is a large tactical and utility folder, designed for the aviation industry in cooperation with Steve Tarani as well as pilots and flight officers.
Speed, control and balance are words that best convey the idea of the creators and the concept of the knife. The massive blade head is made of S30V stainless powder steel with a high content of vanadium carbides. This steel is distinguished by good impact strength, high abrasion resistance and very high cutting aggressiveness. Hardening in the 58-60 HRC range means that the cutting edge maintains high working sharpness for a very long time, but you need to spend a little more time to sharpen it.
The satin drop point blade has a unique laser texture and transverse cuts on the back (jimping), which create a stable support point for the fingers. The knife blade can be unfolded in two ways, i.e. with one hand using a thumb-hole and two hands, in which the laser texture described earlier helps. Regardless of whether we use gloves or want to unfold the knife with a "weak hand", the blade unfolds quickly and reliably, thanks to which Aileron can be used even in extreme conditions.
The knife uses Benchmade flagship lock, the Axis-lock system, which is characterized by enormous resistance to dynamic load, convenience and ease of use as well as low sensitivity to dirt.
The knife handle is made of ergonomically profiled G-10 linings with aggressive texture, thanks to which the knife lies securely even in a wet or frozen hand. The steel clip, with the possibility of translating to the left or right side, allows you to carry the knife in your pocket, on your belt or equipment.
Benchmade Aileron 737 is a beautifully designed and made tactical knife that will also work in everyday or tourist use.
• type: folding knife with AXIS Lock, folding
• blade length: 88 mm
• blade profile: Drop Point
• unfolded (total) length: 204 mm
• closed length: 116 mm
• blade edge: smooth
• steel / blade material: stainless steel S30V (58-60 HRC)
• handle lining material: G10 composite
• clip to wear: is
• application: everyday, EDC, tactical
• weight: 107 g
• producer: Benchmade, made in USA