The Benchmade 781 Anthem

Our Favorite New Folding Knife Is Finally Available for Purchase


EDC folding knives comprise a buyer’s market. But as far as simply designed, hard-wearing, minimal knives fit for everyday use, that’s less the case. Enter the new Benchmade 781 Anthem, which first caught our eye at SHOT Show back in January. Thanks to its billet titanium handle and integral AXIS folding design, the Anthem is significantly slimmer than other knives in its size class. The handle, composed of bronze anodized titanium, features a milled chevron pattern that provides ample grip. Durability-wise, the blade is made from 20CV steel, which is some of the most wear-resistant steel available. AT $500, it’s an investment, but rest assured that it will quickly become your go-to, task-crushing companion.

Blade Style: drop-point
Blade Length: 3.50″
Blade Thickness: 0.112″
Open Length: 8.06″
Closed Length: 4.56″
Weight: 3.66 oz
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