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benchmade 950 9555 auto knife

Benchmade 940 Rift Auto (9555) EDC Knife Review

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This is the Benchmade 9555 Auto Rift EDC Knife.  It is a medium-large knife for EDC, but it carries very well.  The blade is made from 154CM which is an excellent steel in terms balancing hardness and corrosion resistance.   The rest of the specs are below:

Blade Length: 3.67″
Blade Thickness: 0.114″
Handle Thickness: 0.560″
Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Black Split-Arrow, Reversible
Lock Mechanism: AXIS
Overall Length: 8.27″
Closed Length: 4.60″
Class: Black
Weight: 4.80oz

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The 9555 is uses the auto Axis lock and deploys by pressing the Axis lock. For those that cannot carry an automatic knife or prefer a manual Axis lock with thumb studs, the Benchmade 950 Rift is the manual version of this EDC knife.

I really like the reverse tanto Osborne Design blade shape, and there is lots of strength in the tip of the blade. The lockup is rock solid even after a couple months of use. The blade also deploys with a solid “thwack”.

Some people have complained about the edges on the G10 scales, but Benchmade seems to have corrected that issue on later production runs. I really wish that the 420J steel liners had been milled out to reduce weight. As it sits now, my 9555 weighed in at an even five ounces. I wouldn’t want to EDC anything heavier. A little jimping would be nice, but it is non-existant on this blade. This EDC knife has a deep belly that it is the best for slicing and general utility use. Overall it’s a winner, and one of my personal best EDC knives, but could be even better with some simple changes.