When it comes to knives that are versatile, durable, effective, and just plain good-looking, Benchmade are at the top of the game. With their 581 Barrage, Benchmade teamed up with custom maker and designer Warren Osborne. Built from the best quality materials and using Benchmade's patented AXIS-Lock technology, the 581 Barrage is a work of excellence that will get the job done in style - and open fast with it's assisted opening feature.
With a 3.6" 60-62 RC blade constructed from M390 Super Steel, a material with a fine microstructure allowing it to resist wear and stains, the 581 Barrage is built to stand up to any task you put it through and still emerge unscathed. The drop-point blade design makes this knife ideal for slicing, and gives the 581 Barrage a great deal of versatility. With its AXIS-Lock and ambidextrous thumb studs, the attention to ergonomics in the 581 Barrage's design is astounding.
At 4.75" folded and 5.2 oz., the 581 Barrage is a medium-sized knife that is easy to carry with you in your pursuits. Its reversible pocket clip adds to its ambidextrous design that many are sure to appreciate, and allows for safe tip-up carry at waist level so your 581 Barrage is always within reach. With how impressive of a knife the 581 Barrage is, Benchmade shows us yet again that they don't hold back when designing their knives. If an assisted-opening folding knife that is as stylish as it is durable, long-lasting, and reliable is what you're in the market for, look no further than the 581 Barrage.
Fantastic assisted-open folder from Benchmade. Feels great in the hand, and the two-tone silver and black G10 aesthetic gives it class. My only issue is that the factory edge was not very sharp. It was far from the “hair-popping” razor sharp I was expecting. It was particularly dull in comparison to my new Spyderco PM2, which popped hairs off my arm when I barely
brush the blade over my forearm. But except for the mediocre factory edge, this is a fantastic, tough, classy everyday folder.
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As always Benchmade offers another great knife. I am fully pleased with my purchase. I am not surprised by this at all. However I would like to point out how pleased I was with this purchase through KnifeArt. These guys are on it! I received my purchase very fast and was exactly as described! Thanks again and would highly recommend Knife Art for anyone looking for a great knife! They have lots of top notch picks.
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