I love the Benchmade Anthem

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Sharperthansticks, Jun 21, 2020.

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  1. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Flitz should be able to strip the ano and give you a shiny finish. People usually use Whink or MultiEtch because they want to re-anodize, but if that's not an issue and if you are OK with a shiny finish, Flitz is a good way to go. I've used this method, myself.
     
  2. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2012
    Pardon my ignorance, I've been absent awhile, what has bemchmade done differently with their axis lock?
     
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  3. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    image.jpeg Easy question. They replaced the Omega springs with a single coil spring which pushes a block (with an axial hole). The dangler on the block pushes against the lock bar. They had to fill the back of the knife to provide a place to anchor the spring support rod. The lock bar has 2 TORX nuts, one of which is staked, the other of which is removable. The filled back adds extra weight.
     
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  4. Heirphoto

    Heirphoto Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Is the staking something new? I have seen a few complete disassembly videos and have not heard this mentioned before
     
  5. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    It’s new to me, but it makes sense. Using 2 cut back (to reach the nuts) TORX sockets, you can keep the lock bar from twisting while you remove the unstaked nut. This allows you to remove the lock bar. The handle is integral so a lock bar with a mushroom head on each end cannot be inserted between the handle slabs. There are no lock plates in the Anthem to guide the lock bar. In the Anthem, a slot in the frame guides the lock bar.
     
  6. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2012
    Thank you tiguy, I really have been out the loop, wow.
     
  7. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Hmm. The only other time I've heard of staking is for the castle nut on an AR-15. Good to know!
     
  8. Heirphoto

    Heirphoto Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Got it, I misread your original post and thought you meant the bar holding the rod and spring was staked. Makes sense that the lock bar itself might be staked on one side. Sorry about the misunderstanding.
     
  9. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I like extra chances to explain myself.
     
  10. Heirphoto

    Heirphoto Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Got mine this past week and while enjoying it am not yet wowed by it. It has such a free action it takes some practice to close it without it slaming shut then bouncing back open again. My well worn 940 does this a little so I just need to get the timing down on releasing the lock bar. Very nicely made and I like how the clip looks on it. Will be a nice gentleman's carry....well, if I were a gentleman AND had somewhere to carry it. It is getting plenty of fidget time here at home though. Glad I gave it a try as when it first came out it did not appe a l to me. Tastes change over time
     
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