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Home Products 698-181 Foray - Gold Class

698-181 Foray - Gold Class

by Benchmade

SKU 1029450

Date Added 06/16/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $595.00


Part of Benchmade's Gold Class collector series, the 698-181 Foray combines beauty and elegance with durability and versatility to provide an everyday carry knife that's sure to turn heads. An attractive combination of classic lines and modern, highly-functional materials and workmanship, you'll be proud to carry the 698-181 Foray, and even more proud to show it off. With its 3.22-inch blade, the Gold Class 698-181 boasts a Rockwell Hardness rating of 58-60, providing a perfect blend of blade sharpness, edge retention, and toughness. The 698-181 features an exclusive Loki-patterned Damasteel blade - a Swedish made Damascus steel made using a powdered steel process to craft a high-quality blade that is both functional and beautiful, and offers superb toughness and edge retention. The sleek drop point blade shape is perfect for general everyday cutting tasks and applications, and the blade will sharpen well and remain sharp over much use. The marbled carbon fiber handle both looks great and provides a sturdy, durable, yet extremely lightweight grip and excellent control during use. Black mother of pearl inlays create a beautiful contrast with the durable carbon fiber handle. The diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated hardware and custom anodized accents create a knife with unparalleled beauty and durability, making the 698-181 Foray a wonderful addition to Benchmade's Gold Class family of finely-crafted knives. The 698-181 Foray's aqua-anodized thumb stud assists in quick and simple one-handed opening and provides an eye-catching accent of color on the already exquisite blade. With its manual opening mechanism built alongside Benchmade's proprietary AXIS locking system, the 698-181 Foray's blade will stay sturdy and in place, safely open when in use and closed when not in use. A pocket clip on the 698-181's handle allows for tip-up deep carry perfect for any pocket or bag. Weighing in at just 3.46 ounces, this is the perfect knife for everyday carry in any coat, pant, or shirt pocket, and the perfect way to add a splash of sleek sophistication to any attire. The Benchmade 698-181 Foray is the perfect addition to any everyday carry or specialty knife collection. This knife is shipped with an upgraded box and packaging like other Gold Class knives, making it attractive in aesthetically-pleasing in any collection. The 698-181 is limited in production. Comes with original box. Excellent condition. #945

Product Details

Blade Length 3.125

Overall Length 7.375

Closed Length 4.125

Weight (oz) 3.5

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Reversible Clip, Tip Up Carry, Tip Up Clip

Blade Material Damasteel

Blade Details Drop Point

Handle Material Carbon Fiber, Pearl

About the Maker


Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990 (originally founded in California in 1988). By tapping into the custom knife makers' knowledge and combining it with their own manufacturing expertise, Benchmade has evolved into a company which is more readily able to offer more contemporary knife designs and innovations to the knife users. Consecutive years of aggressive growth led to the next logical step in 1996 when Benchmade moved into its own 35,000 sq. ft. facility. A contemporary styled building complete with all of the modern equipment and amenities necessary to manufacture what has become recognized as a higher standard of specialty cutlery. Today, Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users which includes law enforcement, emergency/rescue and military personnel. The philosophy at Benchmade is simple - "Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade".

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