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Benchmade 580 Barrage AXIS-Assisted 3.6" Satin Plain Blade, Valox Handles

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Part Number: BM580
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM580: 580 Barrage Assisted AXIS Folder
Benchmade
 
For the first time ever, Benchmade's best selling AXIS lock gets a boost. These spring assisted models combine speed, strength, and most importantly function in one complete package.
Features
  • Strongest Assist Locking Mechanism on the Market
  • Ambidextrous Function
  • Reversible Carry-Clip
  • Safety for Both Opened and Closed Position
  • Lanyard Hole
  • 154CM: An American made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality.
  • AXIS® A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100-percent ambidextrous design, AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spanning the liners and positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar it’s inertia to engage the knife tang, and as a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.60"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.121"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Handle Material: Valox
  • Double 420J Stainless Steel Liners
  • Weight: 4.20oz.
  • Clip: Reversible Bright Split Arrow Clip
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS-ASSIST Lock
  • Overall Length: 8.35"
  • Closed Length: 4.75"
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 610953130763

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.269 (26 reviews)
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Philip M
Berkeley California
Jul 19, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath, None
Solid locking, strong spring
154CM Is an excellent blade steel. Very sharp out of the box I would wish for a more "grippy" handle. What I have done on more than a few folders is glue small strips of Emory cloth where I usually place my fingers and prefer the grip where I need it. It doesn't take much and with time the glue starts to give. Clean the glue and the knife looks new. Or repeat the process.Does not hurt the knife. I don't collect knives per se, I use then a lot. Oh, and if you use a course Emory cloth you will probably shred your jeans pocket unless you take care.
5 out of 5
Bob C.
Mansfield,Ohio
Dec 15, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Material, None
My First Benchmade
This is one bad ass knife! When you flick it open you know you have a knife in your hand. It comes razor sharp out of the box. Love the little satin pouch that comes with it. Opens very easy. Only thing I dont like is handle material! Could have been better!!! But over all a very very good knife. I bought this at a gun show in Mansfield, Ohio. Must have spent three hundred dollars on knives at this gun show! Must be nuts! But I love it.
5 out of 5
Dan
Texas
Apr 28, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Material, None
Extremely good knife for the money!
First off, this knife opens like no other! The THWACK sound it makes as the blade contacts the stop pin and axis lock engages is quite intimidating.....which is good. The blade came razor-sharp, as all Benchmades do, and the satin finish is flawless. Have owned this knife for about a year, and have carried it for at least 6 months of that year. It has taken much abuse and handled it with no problem. Still has perfect lockup with no horizontal or vertical play. The only cons I can come up with regarding this blade are: 1. The handle material lacks grippiness. Not that its slick, but its not exactly traction-friendly either. 2. The assist, as mentioned, is crazy-strong. This would normally be a plus, however, from a one-handed operation standpoint, it makes closing the blade complex and fairly dangerous. I have another BM knife that's assisted and is very easy to close single-handed. These 2 cons are simply me being picky. I would recommend this blade to anyone!!
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