Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Blade Material
Have used as edc for 4 months now. Honestly bought it because it was similar to my presido axis 520 (10 year edc which I retired) but had the m390 blade. Fit and finish was nowhere near what I know Benchmade is capable of. Positive side is the scales are less aggresive than the 520 which has saved many a pair of pants pockets. Anyway. The 520 cm154 seemed to hold the hair popping sharpness longer than the 581 m390. Yet the m390 dulled slower of that makes sense. Cm154 is a dream to sharpen as for the m390 seems to take alot more finesse to get where I like it. Overall this is the first Benchmade I own that I feel could be a lot better. Especially coming from them. I currently own a handful of griptillians, presido, barrages, apparitions, and a handful of others. Not to mention spyderco's, crkt, zt, Kershaw, cold steel, bucks, cases, al mar, steel will, oh well I'm going to stop there. For anyone wanting sound advice for an everyday carry- axis locks are the best. Liner locks you get what you pay for. And in my opinion I would rather pay $200 + for a knife that will become one with your soul and will be trusted for a lifetime or two or three than pay $40 + for a knife that will eat your fingers, be a hazard to you and anyone that asks to use it, fails to perform, and is replaced monthly. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, OR YOU WILL PAY FOR YOUR MISTAKES. Best edc knives I have ever had. Benchmade presido 520 cm154, zero tolerance 200, or spyderco Chinook.