|Product Name:||Benchmade HK Ally|
|Type of Knife:||EDC (Every Day Carry)|
|Blade Type:||Drop Point|
|Blade Material:||Stainless Steel|
|Handle Material:||Stainless Steel|
Benchmade HK Ally
Heckler and Koch have teamed up with Benchmade to produce this popular pocket knife. The Benchmade HK Ally Knife has been extremely popular lately for good reason. This knife if very thin, sturdy, and has a very smooth opening and closing action. The knife is 6.78 inches long fully opened and just 4.1 inches long when in the closed position. The blade has a large hole punched out which is an ambidextrous thumb opener and is made from AUS8 stainless steel and coated black. it also comes with a stainless steel clip and has a glass breaker on the end of the handle. This knife weighs in at 2.92 oz. Lots of functionality packing into a small package.
If you’re looking for a nice slim pocket knife to wear with tighter clothes or to carry on the best dressed you, this could be exactly what you’re looking for.
The Benchmade HK Ally pocket knife comes with a lifetime warranty.
The blade on the HK Ally knife is a combo edge modified clip point blade that is coated in black. The blade length is 2.8 inches and is made from AUS8 stainless steel with a 58-60 HRC hardness. The blade thickness is 0.115 inches. The blade on this pocket knife also sports a rather large hole near the handle, which serves as a thumb opener that works great in both the left and right hands.
The handle in the HK Ally pocket knife is made from a single piece of stainless steel and houses a mono-lock mechanism and a removable steel pocket clip. The three holes on the sides of the handle help to reduce the weight of the knife. The pocket clip is tip up, removable, and coated with black to match the black blade. The thickness of the handle, and of the overall knife, is a mere 0.3 inches making this knife fit right into your pocket without being easily seen. This makes it great for those who wear tighter pants or dress clothes.
One last feature that the handle has is a glass breaker on the end of it. While this can come in handy in certain situations, many people who have tested it out say that it’s so small that you really have to hit the glass with a lot of force to get it to break, which is expected anyways because all a glass breaker is designed for is to concentrate your own force into a small point to help break the glass.
When it came down to making a list of pros for this knife, it couldn’t have been easier. Here they are.
- Very sharp right out of the box
- Extremely easy to sharpen
- It gets very sharp
- Very easy to slip in and out of your pocket due to how thin it is
- The pocket clip slips on very easily yet stays on tightly
- The knife opens easily with one hand using just your thumb
- It stays in the closed position tightly
- Great for carrying in tight pants or dress pants
There are a handful of cons that come along with this knife, but nothing really that bad and it all depends on what your going to use this knife for.
- A couple of people have said that the blade on their HK Ally pocket knife wobbled a bit when in the fully open position
- The knife doesn’t hold an edge for a long time
- The finish on the blade wears off sort of quickly
- It’s a bit small and might be tricky to open for those with larger hands
- It can poke into your palm if not gripped properly
There’s another possible benefit of the HK Ally knife most people haven’t thought about. That little glass breaker is pretty sharp, and the knife will fit snugly right into a closed fist with the glassbreaker protruding out just a bit. This makes an excellent hidden extension if you find yourself in a self defense situation. Nasty little surprise for whoever is on the receiving end of your swings.
So What’s the Verdict on the Benchmade HK Ally Pocket Knife?
If you are looking for a good solid EDC that is a good deal for the price range it falls in, this could be the knife for you. You can buy it on Amazon for quite a bit under retail price. Small, slick, functional, reliable, and quite possibly the narrowest pocket knife on the market today.