Originally Posted by PostalGlock'n
EKI uses 154CM, the Benchmade models used ATS-34. EKI has dual detents that makes for a firmer opening action (won't fling open by inersha).
Thanks for the info. I am going to get an Emerson model eventually, but I just used my .mil/LE discount and ordered a 710SBKD2 with the Axis lock from Benchmade, so I'll wait a little bit.
From Benchmade.com: http://www.benchmade.com/products/710
AXIS® locking mechanism
Modified clip-point blade with ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener
D2 tool steel blade (60-62HRC)
Black G10 handle scales with 410 stainless steel liners and a reversible steel carry-clip
Blade Length: 3.90"
Blade Thickness: 0.115"
Handle Thickness: 0.480"
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Hardness: 60-62HRC
Blade Style: Modified Clip-Point; Ambidextrous Dual Thumb Studs