When TTAK’s publisher Robert Farago joined Dan Zimmerman and Nick Leghorn at the NRA convention earlier this month, he must have remembered that I stayed behind to slave over a hot keyboard. I know this because the UPS Fairy just dropped off this smokin’ hot Benchmade Axis Flipper at my doorstep the other day. You can just see “TTAK” laser-etched into the right side of the blade above. And on the other side . . .
Is that Farago a great guy, or what?
Stay tuned for a full review in a few weeks, but I’m willing to bet important body parts that this will be one badass blade. Its 154CM steel came from the factory so sharp that I cut myself even before I got the box open.* And it’s got my name etched into it, which is a completely useless kind of cool, but cool nonetheless.
* Sad but true story: Just home from the airport and thus temporarily knife-less, I attacked the box with a door key and sawed deeply into my left thumb. As Rick Perry might say,
“Shit, that hurts!” “Oops?”