What Benchmade says:
A modern take on a classic knife pattern. The 317-1 Weekender is a Benchmade redux of a traditional slip-joint multi-blade pocketknife tailored for your favorite weekend adventures. Featuring CPM-S30V steel, the Weekender boasts a clip point main blade, a smaller utility drop-point blade, and a folding bottle opener — everything you need to complete your camp chores and enjoy a cold one by the fire. From whittling wood to preparing the day's catch, the 317-1 Weekender is an urban-friendly, campsite-ready jack of all trades.
Quinn Knives' take:
The ultimate in classic knife styling with modern touches, and the bottle opener is nice to have also!
|CPM-S30V @ HRC 58-60
|2.7" & 1.8"
|Clip Point, Drop Point
Blade: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
First-of-its-kind steel designed specifically for use in knife blades. An excellent balance of edge retention, corrosion resistance, and durability for a variety of applications.
Handle Material: Canvas Micarta
Combining durability with rustic style, Micarta consists of layered, resin-reinforced fabric that can patina over time while maintaining the texture of the base material.
Opening Action: Slip Joint
Manually deployed using a nail nick or similar feature, slip-joints traditionally use a backspring and non-circular blade tang to create a non-locking "stop" in each position that can be overcome with moderate force.