Benchmade Nimravus 141 Knife Review

Benchmade - Nimravus 141 Knife, Tanto Blade Review

I think you’ll agree with me when i say:

Benchmade is one of the oldest and most known knife brand in whole America. And it produces really good quality knives  

So In this post I’m going to review one their most selling fixed blade knife-Benchmade – Nimravus 141.

I’ll cover all the good and bad aspect of this knife in detail so read till end.  

Key features

  • 154CM stainless steel blade is tough, rust resistant, and holds an edge well. 
  • The 6061-T6 aluminum handle offers solid form and function at minimal weight.
  • The 141 is comfortable and easy to hold and use. The MOLLE-compatible clip and nylon sheath offer ultimate accessibility.
  • The Nimravus 141’s tanto blade style allows for maximum force to be applied to the tip, making it easy to cut. It’s designed for tactical applications.
  • Benchmade’s limited Lifetime Warranty and Life Sharp Service keep your knife in the best condition.

Detail Review

The Benchmade Nimravus 141 is fixed knife blade with an overall length of 9.45 Inches. And a blade length of 4.50 inches and weighs around 6.20 oz.

Blade

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The blade of this knife is made up of full tang 2.92mm thick 154CM steel. It’s a harder steel to most modern stainless varieties and holds its sharpness longer than most stainless steels with an HRC in the mid-upper 50’s.

It has excellent toughness when it’s double-tempered, and it has a pretty decent resistance to corrosion. In spite of this, it’s less expensive than the well-known S30V steel.

The blade features a drop-point with a high flat grind.  It’s covered in bk 1 poly ceramic coating and it will last longer than bk 2 from benchmade. Benchmade offers it in plain edge as well as part serrated edge. Tactical professional should prefer the part serrated edge.

Due to its ability to shred through heavy duty ropes and other tough materials. While if you are a camper or a bushcrafter, you will enjoy the finesse and detailed cutting ability of the full fine edge.

The tip isn’t super thin and not thick, I won’t use it as a pry bar but it is just fine for batoning. And the coating will start to wear off if you do a lot of batoning so be mindful of that.

Handle

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The handle is made up of 6061-T6 aluminium scales. It’s nice and comfortable and fits my hand well. Anodized aluminium scales provide some traction because of the ridges on the handle.

Scales comes in two colors one is black and brown or like sand colored. There’s a big groove for index finger and some jimping up top near the blade where the handle meets the blade.

It’s not sharp but it’s kind of aggressive and it would be nice if  jimping are bit closer together and finer. At the back there’s a lanyard hole and a pommel. Overall a nicely build handle.

Sheath

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The knife comes with a nylon sheath and have a para cord sculpture down at the bottom. It has some color as of the scales of the knife. It is Molle compatible and you can remove the top section.

If you aren’t mounting it to your tactical pack or if you don’t want to dangle it that far. You got a few ways to mount it. There’s a strap that keeps the knife from falling out when hanging upside down.

Overall it’s not an exceptional sheath but a very basic one with a good build quality. And basic features a sheath should have.

Pros
  • Solid heavy duty and durable knife.
  • Well built and comfortable knife.
  • Good nylon sheath is provided.
  • Very sharp and molle compatible.
Cons
  • Little bit high price.

Field Test Video

Conclusion

So this is a nice, light and durable fixed blade knife which is not overkill and not too heavy to be impractical. Unless you go full lumberjack it should handle anything you throw at it. So if you’re looking for such a knife this might be a good pick.

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