New for 2015, the Benchmade Pagan OTF auto knife is a double action out the front model that is a more refined yet still powerful version of the classic Benchmade Infidel OTF auto knife. With smooth black anodized aluminum handle scales, this tried and true warrior delivers maximum blade control in an ergonomic and stylish shape. The difference in this knife lies in the blade steel and blade grind--D2 tool steel has been swapped out with American-made 154CM stainless steel, in a dagger style, with a chisel grind for improved blade penetration. Furthermore, the enlarged slide trigger is housed on the broad side of the handle scale allowing for better accessibility, even while wearing gloves. Due to the size, this knife comes with a nylon sheath and includes a MOLLE compatible malice clip for multiple carry options. The deep carry pocket clip is designed for tip down carry only. Made in the USA.
- Blade Length: 3.96"
- Overall Length: 8.96"
- Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
- Blade Finish: Black
- Handle Length: 5"
- Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Weight: 5.1 oz.
- Sheath: Nylon
The Benchmade Infidel 3300 boasts a double edge spear point blade with double action out the front auto action. The ambidextrous thumb slide features a step pattern that gives your thumb fantastic purchase when opening or closing the blade. The black anodized alumionum handle features a bi-directional tread pattern for superior grip. Tip down, black anodized, deep carry pocket clip.
Built for heavy, tactical use, this beefy OTF has a D2 tool steel blade that keeps an edge. D2 is an air hardened tool steel that gives you good corrosion resistance and excels in wear resistance. When you are going to use a blade often and hard, D2 is an excellent choice because the edge will last so long. When sharpening time comes, because D2 is so tough, I would suggest sending your knife into Benchmade to take advantage of the LifeSharp program. They put a factory edge back on your knife and all they charge is the $5 for shipping.
Another thing I really like about the Infidel is the handle shape. With two long finger choils that flare into a semi blade guard the knife gives your thumb a natural grip point when you hold it in the traditional grip. With bevels in all the right places, there are no sharp corners to cause discomfort.
All in all, the Benchmade Infidel is one of the very best out the front auto knives on the market. An easy 10 out of 10get it, you wont regret it.