The Benchmade Auto Presidio II

Knives Illustrated has learned that the premier model in the Benchmade Presidio series will have a new look. The Benchmade Auto Presidio II offers everyday carry enthusiasts a departure from the usual black tactical knives. This new model features a blade of CPM-M4 steel with a Tactical Gray Cerakote finish and burnt bronze anodization on the T6 aluminum handles. It’s a good look, yet still subdued, so you can carry an attractive knife while still being discreet.

Benchmade Presidio: Familiar Features

The Benchmade Auto Presidio II features a partially serrated blade and the company's Auto Axis opening / lock mechanism.

The Benchmade Auto Presidio II features a partially serrated blade and the company’s Auto Axis opening / lock mechanism.

 

What hasn’t changed is that this newest model still makes use of the Auto Axis mechanism that allows you to deploy the Presidio with a simple pull of the Axis Bar.

The blade is a partially serrated drop point that’s 3.72 inches long and 0.14 inches thick. The handle is 5.0 inches long, giving the knife an overall open length of 8.72 inches.

It’s a relatively large, high-performance design that’s still easy to carry. It weighs 6.32 ounces.

 

 

Other Presidio Models Still Available

The Presidio features a deep-carry pocket clip that's reversible for tip-up carry.

The Presidio features a deep-carry pocket clip that’s reversible for tip-up carry.

If you want to stick with classic black, the earlier Presidio Auto is still available. It measures the same as the new model and uses CPM-S30V steel.

Also available are manual models with one-handed opening via thumb studs. There are also Mini Presidio II models that feature either a black or matte stainless finished plain-edge blade of CPM-S30V steel. Those Mini models feature blades 3.2 inches long and handles 4.34 inches long.

For more information, go to www.Benchmade.com.

The Specs

Model: Benchmade Auto Presidio II

Benchmade Auto Presidio II

Type: Automatic folder

Blade Steel: CPM-M4 with gray Cerakote finish

Blade Length: 3.72 inches

Blade Thickness: 0.140 inches

Blade Configuration: Partially serrated drop point

Overall Length: 8.72 inches

Closed Length: 5.00 inches

Weight: 6.32 ounces 

Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum with Burnt Bronze finish

Handle thickness: 0.63 inches

Other: Reversible pocket clip for tip-up carry; lanyard hole

MSRP: $300

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