Let’s face it, automatic OTF knives (out the front) bring serious cool factor when it comes to blades. But they also offer a serious advantage when you must get a knife into action as quickly as possible. The new Benchmade 1901 Infidel combines the cool and utilitarian aspect well for a very solid EDC option.
The Infidel incorporates a smooth, rugged and fast action mechanism, according to Benchmade. Meanwhile, the clip enables deep concealment in the pocket. The knife can also accommodate Molle attachment for truly tactical work.
An 6061-T6 aluminum handle should provide years of use and abuse. Meanwhile, the D2 blade steel and plain edge make the Infidel serviceable for work as well as carry. But the heart of this knife is the autoloading feature, taking a 5-inch close knife and deploying a 3.91-inch blade rapidly.
Benchmade says it is limiting the production run on the Infidel to just 3,000 knives. So don’t delay — you wouldn’t want to miss out on this one. Lastly is the MSRP. Price for the limited 1901 Infidel comes in at a cool $525. For even more info, please visit benchmade.com.
Benchmade 1901 Infidel Specs
- Designer: McHenry & Williams
- Mechanism: Out-the-Front
- Action: Automatic-Opening
- Blade Steel: D2
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Finish/Color: Coated
- Blade Steel: CPM-S30V
- Blade Style/Shape: Double-Edge Dagger
- Clip Type: Deep-Carry, Malice Clip
- Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Blade Overall Length: 3.91 inches
- Blade Thickness: 0.118 inch
- Open Length: 8.91 inches
- Closed Length: 5.00 inches
- Overall Weight: 4.90 ounces
- Handle Thickness: 0.59 inch
- MSRP: $525