Benchmade's Legendary locking mechanism used in most of the switchblades
is the McHenry / Williams "AXIS Lock". It is a strong, spring operated locking mechanism used in both automatic and manual action models. Benchmade has recently won world wide acclaim for it's revolutionary new Model, the BM-3300 Infidel, used and proved the world over with combat forces in Iraq, Afganistan, and other not-so-public conflict zones world wide. In the End, You will not be sorry you chose a Benchmade Knife.