The Benchmade Nimravus is one of Benchmade‘s original knives that has stood the test of time and remains quite popular today.
Over the years the knife has come in a variety of steels including M2 tool steel, D2 and today it is offered in, 154CM. The Nimravus is a lightweight and capable knife that could fit the role of a large EDC or tactical blade. It resembles a dagger in some ways, especially the drop point version with it’s thin sharp blade, but has the handle of a utility or combat knife. The name “Nimravus” comes from an ancient cat with really large teeth, which is quite fitting for this particular knife shape. The Nimravus comes in a tanto (141) and drop point (140) version; plain edge or partially serrated.
The Nimravus has a blade length of 4.5″, a total length of 9.45″ and a weight of 6.2 ounces. The Nimravus features a blade steel of 154CM, it is very capable and thoroughly tested. An American-made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality. In addition to the 154CM, the entire steel has their ultra tough BK1 black coating. This is a matte black coating that wears very well. The Nimravus is a full tang knife that has two aluminum handle scales. The aluminum the Nimravus is machined with an interesting ribbed pattern running along the length of it and is anodized matte black. There is a large choil carved out of the handle which works along with the deep jimping on the thumb ramp to provide excellent control over the knife. Also, the balance of this blade is superb with the weight hanging right over the choil. This full tang knife has a metal pommel with a lanyard loop. The Nimravus comes with a sturdy nylon sheath with a kydex insert. The sheath offers several methods of attachment and you can remove various straps and connections to modify the knife as you prefer. The nylon sheath also comes MOLLE compatible.
Overall Length: 9.45″
Blade Length: 4.50″
Blade Thickness: 0.115″
Blade Material: 154CM
Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
Blade Style: Tanto Point
Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Finish: BK 1 Coating
Handle Material: 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum
Handle Thickness: 0.58″
Handle Length: 5.21″
Handle Finish: Anodized
Sheath: Nylon w/ MOLLE and Malice Clip
Weight: 5.86 oz.Made in the USA