Benchmade 610 Ruckus closed in hand. The blue
arrow points to the AXIS locking mechanism. The red
arrow points to the
Thumb stud (there is another thumbstud on the other side of the blade as
well). The green arrow points to the reversible
Benchmade 610 showing the profile.
Becnhmade 610 Ruckus fully opened measures 10.12" with
the length of the blade being 4.25".
Close up view of the 610 Ruckus which features
a Straight Edge blade.
S30V Preium Steel
An American made and developed premium grade stainless steel created
especially for knives. It is a powder made steel with a uniform carbide
distribution and clean steel properties. As a blade material it offers
excellent corrosion resistance and superb edge qualities..
A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS has been turning heads and winning
fans ever since its introduction. A 100-percent ambidextrous design,
AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides
forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar
extends to both sides of the knife, spanning the liners and positioned
over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the
knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each
liner, give the locking bar it’s inertia to engage the knife
tang, and as a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable
stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.