Latin for “Protect” or “Shield,” Benchmade's Contego™ Reverse Tanto Blade is built for toughness and durability.
The Contego designer Warren Osborne was raised in the farming and ranching industry. This taught Warren early on what great utility a quality knife can offer. How a knife feels in the hand over extended use, blade design/edge configurations, and the types of materials used are all mandatory considerations of an Osborne design.
The Contego Reverse Tanto Blade features a 62-64HRC steel blade, which features a combination of high carbon, moly, vanadium and tungsten for excellent wear resistance and toughness. The textured and contoured G10 handle scales, the ambidextrous thumb-stud openers, and the AXIS® locking mechanism allow for efficient deployment of and a solid, dependable grip on the blade, while the stainless steel backspacer and reversible deep carry tip-up pocket clip allow for easy mounting and carrying on your clothing.
The tanto blade also includes a carbide glass breaker. This military-grade knife is essential when lives are on the line, and elite armed forces across the globe use the CONTEGO® for just that – The ultimate defense.
- AXIS® Locking Mechanism
- Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Openers
- CPM-M4 Steel Blade (62-64HRC)
- Textured and Contoured G10 Handle Scales
- Stainless Steel Backspacer
- Reversible Deep Carry Tip-Up Pocket Clip with Butterfly Logo
- Carbide Glass Breaker
- Blade Length: 3.98"
- Blade Thickness: 0.156"
- Handle Thickness: 0.550"
- Blade Material: CPM-M4
- Blade Hardness: 62-64HRC
- Weight: 5.92oz.
- Overall Length: 9.28"
- Closed Length: 5.30"
- Class: Black
A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS® has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100% 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, spans the liners, and is 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 its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS® bar itself.
Important Notice: The carry-clip has been installed on the right side (or non-Benchmade logoed side of blade) of AXIS knife products for right side pocket carry.
If you prefer to clip-carry the knife in the left side pocket, it is important that you remount the carry-clip on the other side of the knife handle. This is recommended for ideal access and optimum user safety.