Benchmade Barrage AXIS-Assisted Folding Knife 3.6" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 and Aluminum Handles - 581

$221.00

MSRP* : $260.00 | You Save* : $39.00 (15%)
Part #: BM581 | Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM581: 581 Barrage
Benchmade Knives

These spring assisted models combine speed and strength in one complete package. This Barrage gets an upgrade with G10 and aluminum handles and M390 super steel (60-62 HRC).
Features
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.60" (9.10 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.121" (3.07 mm)
  • Open: 8.35" (21.20 cm)
  • Closed: 4.75" (12.10 cm)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.65" (16.51 mm)
  • Weight: 5.2 oz. (147.41 g)
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953136208

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
M390
M390 Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Benchmade Barrage AXIS-Assisted Folding Knife 3.6" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 and Aluminum Handlesrated 4.647 stars out of 5 (51 reviews)
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Benchmade Barrage AXIS-Assisted Folding Knife 3.6" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 and Aluminum Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Mac
Ewa Beach , Hi
Aug 29, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, None
Cons: Weight, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Is it worth the price?
This is just my out of the box first impression.For what this knife costs, I should've been wowed when I took it out of the box and examined it. The blade was not centered. It was also not as sharp as I would've expected. Especially with the premium steel M390. I will now need to put a better edge on it.The weight is a little on the heavier side if you're gonna EDC it. I don't mind but it might be a factor for others. It's also kind of bulky. I normally EDC a Cold Steel Recon 1 which is thinner. The thumb ramp has no jimping. So if you're gonna hard use this knife and put a lot of pressure on your thumb and it's wet or sweaty, just beware.So far the only thing I've cut is some soda boxes which aren't very thick and I wasn't very impressed. Should've sliced through them like water but didn't. If I'm gonna compare this knife to the Recon 1, I'll choose the Recon 1 which costs much less and has already proven to be an excellent hard use knife.
Benchmade Barrage AXIS-Assisted Folding Knife 3.6" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 and Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dboone79
Clayton, NC
Jan 08, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Most Excellent BM Knife
Okay, So if you know anything about knives you must agree BM is one of the best Companies to procure from. I am a retired ASTCM from the CG and have supplied my pilots and aircrew with various models of BM throughout my career because when things go bad they need their survival gear to work if it don't they truly are up the creek without a paddle. The aviators all carried a knife that could be deployed one handed to cut themselves free from their seatbelts in the event of AC ditching in the open sea. As Rescue Swimmers we all carried a knife in our harnesses for the same purpose to cut ourselves out of any entanglement while completing a rescue of downed aviators who may still be attached to their chutes.We RS's carried the AFO Module full automatics made of 154CM Stainless Steel and they saw a lot of time in various waters while training and during rescues. These knives held up to the task easily and were one of my favorite survival items to carry.
Benchmade Barrage AXIS-Assisted Folding Knife 3.6" M390 Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 and Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Conservativefan
Raleigh, NC
Jul 07, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Benchmade Barrage with M390 Steel
I own about 6 or 7 benchmades and they all have their strengths all of them are good quality and I do love playing with the slide lock types by flicking it open and closed with just a little wrist motion. This assisted open will be nice to use and I already love this knife. It has my favorite point and lets face it the steel is awesome. I never let my knives get so bad that I need to re-profile or even do heavy sharpening. I really like the Fallkniven hand sharpener for the fine side it works like a dream if you know how to use it. I've heard a good deal of folks bad mouth that little sharpener and I just laugh thinking they never really gave it a chance. I also like the buck diamond sharpener the little thin one that weighs nothing and also works like a dream. This is one of benchmades best folders IMO and will be a great EDC. So now it gets to alternate with my Freak and Spyderco Endura 4 with ZDP - 189 as that is one hell of a knife as well and for only 120 also a great deal. I am never a fan of anything that starts with mini so only full sized knives for me.
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