Maybe size matters in some areas of life, but Benchmade’s 756 titanium micro flipper knife shows that when it comes to blades and their functionality, even the smallest knife is up to big tasks. The 756 Micro Pocket Rocket is a collaboration with Shane Sibert, who partnered with Benchmade previously on the 755 Micro Pocket Rocket. This new blade is a blend of titanium, 20cV steel, and custom hardware to bring to market a blade that measures under two inches. The Micro Pocket Rocket blade is of the drop-point style and is 0.124 inches thick. It features a monolock flipper to stow away the blade, freeing you from needing a sheath.
The blade marks a breakthrough for Shane, who when he first started out, couldn’t even give away his blades. But Shane kept with it, and today is making some of the finest blades on the market. He uses a tried and true process of creating cardboard stencils, which he transfers to aluminum before scribing the pattern into steel. With the pattern set, Shane then cuts it out using a band saw and then hand grinds the bevels. The rest of the blade is milled before it is heat treated. Hand finishing follows, as does sculpting the handles.
A two inch folding knife may seem too small, but the 756 is more than up to any job.