Today, we review one of the greatest knives that I can’t recommend, the Benchmade 484-1 Nakamura. It’s a very nice small EDC option, with a great blade, great materials, good ergonomics, and a decent little bit of style. Unfortunately, though, it’s got Benchmade’s Quality Control issues, and the pricing on it is completely out of touch with reality.
So, if you can get a good one at the (much better) secondary market prices. you absolutely should, and you might consider the vanilla 484, which is priced a bit more reasonably. But at the retail price, there’s no way in heck the 484-1 is finding its way into my pocket.