Benchmade Emmissary 470

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This is the finest gentleman's knife I've ever owned.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $175


This is the finest gentleman's knife I've ever owned. Small enough to be comfortably hidden in front pockets.


  • Stays amazingly sharp
  • Easily tucks in front pockets
  • Super fast deployment


  • A little pricey (but well worth it)

I wanted an auto or spring assist everyday knife. I needed a knife that would not be heavy or bulky in my pocket. The Emmissary meets both those needs and more.

Stays amazing sharp. I have had other less expensive knives in the past but nothing holds an edge like Benchmade. I also wanted a spring assist or auto knife. The spring assist is faster and safer than some autos. 

Outstanding construction with reversible clip. I have the metal case and have had no issues. I have had it for 3 years and love it. This is a great everyday knife. I also have a Griptillion that is a heaver knife with serrated throat for camping and hiking. Couldn't ask for a better knife.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Benchmade's Emmissary 470 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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The 470-1 Emissary from Benchmade features their innovative AXIS Assist locking mechanism, enhancing the knifes durability and reliability.


The Benchmade 470-1 Emissary knife offers smooth and fast assisted opening in a thin design that slides easily into a pack or pocket.


Carry the Benchmade Osborne 470-1 Emissary Knife for your everyday tasks like opening mail, preparing food, or breaking down boxes. This EDC (Every Day Carry) knife is fairly light for its size, but that doesn't mean it holds back in techy design. Its deep pocket clip is reversible for ambidextrous use. In fact, nearly every feature is ambidextrous--like the thumb-stud opener and the Axis-Assist locking mechanism--with an exception to the safety lock conveniently located on the right side above the thumb crease. The blade is spring-assisted and comes out fast and smooth for a quick cut. The blade is made out of S30V premium stainless steel so you know you're getting what you paid for and you don't have to worry about it corroding or rusting soon after you cut up some vegetables for dinner at the campsite.


Benchmade Emissary Knife - Black Scales - This new lightweight knife is an AXIS(R) assist in a thin package. AXIS(R) assist locking mechanism with safety Clip point blade with ambidextrous thumb-stud opener S30V premium stainless steel blade (58-60HRC) CNC machined billet, high-strength aluminum alloy handles and a reversible tip-up pocket clip

- Massey's Outfitters