The Benchmade model 42 was discontinued in early 2010 (or late 2009, depending on certain points of view).
Few make anything better than the Benchmade 42 series w/ the Weehawk blade. The blade is 154-CM stainless. The handles are milled titanium and feature a skeletonized frame style. The 42 also has a titanium latch to secure the knife open and closed (the latch has a spring to keep it open- it won’t bump and scratch your handle while you play with it!).
• Practical Weehawk Blade Shape
• Skeletonized Titanium Handles
• Spring Latch for Easy Open
• Unparalleled Benchmade Fit and Finish
Blade Length: 4.20″
Blade Thickness: 0.125″
Blade Material: 440C and later 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Overall Length: 9.4″
Closed Length: 5.2″
The Benchmade 42 was available with a plain blade, a partially serrated blade (the 42S) and as a trainer (42T) with a red coated handle.