For sale is a New in Box Benchmade 730S Ares Black and Red G10, LIMITED EDITION. It is stamped "PRE-PRODUCTION RUN 0413/1000" and deviates from the production 730 Ares considerably. It is in ATS-34 steel...only 1,000 models were made with ATS-34, and then shifted to 154CM for the production run. The butterfly that says "Benchmade" is huge on this preproduction knife, w as it is small on production runs. The Ares was one of the famous knives designed by renowned knifemaker Allan Elishewitz, who is no longer with Benchmade, and this preproduction model has his name stamped on the rear of the blade. The production versions do not. The 730 is long discontinued and is a huge collectible item. This knife is brand new in the box with all original paperwork. Very few of these exist in this condition today, especially ATS-34 preproduction models. The specs are listed below. Thanks and happy bidding.
Model: Benchmade 730S Ares "PRE-PRODUCTION 0413/1000" Blade Length: 3.60"
Blade Thickness: 0.114"
Blade Material: ATS-34
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Spear-Point
Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
Lock Mechanism: AXIS
Overall Length: 8.20"
Closed Length: 4.70"
Sheath Material: Sold Separately