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


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Part #: BM581BK | Benchmade Knives
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BM581BK: 581BK Barrage
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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).
  • 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: 610953136246

Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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.
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Dave H.
Jul 17, 2017
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
A serious work horse
This knife can Handel anything you through at it plus a little, it doesn't need to be babied, it just preforms.
5 out of 5
Trang T
Roseville, Ca
Sep 20, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
My 6th Benchmade
Very sharp out of the box, there is improvement over the 580 about assisted opening, the 580 is too strong! They reduce the spring tension on this 581 , make it just about right. The M390 is very sharp because of its hardness HRC 61.
5 out of 5
Soldotna, AK
Jun 10, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, None
On a purely aesthetic note this knife is fantastic. The G-10 handle has a sort of "wood" feel to it that I really like and blends beautifully into the aluminum at the top. The pocket clip is tight but not too tight and is reversible (though only L to R, you can't switch to tip down carry). It has a steel liner inside the casing and just feels solid as a rock. Some people will comment on how it's a bit on the heavy side. I was worried about that but have to say, I couldn't be happier with it as it is. The weight not too noticable and it feels very solid in the hand. I also appreciate the smooth lines. I always get annoyed when a knife you clip in your pocket has sharp edges or too much jimping because it tends to scrape your hand when you put in in the pocket the knife is in. No problems with that here, all the edges are very smooth and seamlessly integrated. Functionally, it comes out clean as a whistle, the blade is nice and thin and has a good curve to it that makes slicing a breeze, and that M390... I don't even need to talk about that. I will also say that the safety lock (you can lock the blade in the closed or open positions with a little lever along the spine of the handle) is real nice. I appreciate that added security of knowing that the AXIS-assist isn't going to "assist" on me when I'm not ready for it. Cons: the black coating on the clip gets dinged and scratched a bit with every day use, but nothing major, some of the edges are just getting a little silvery. I don't notice it at all really. Also, I wasn't amazingly impressed with sharpness out of the box, but that is easy to fix. And it's stayed sharp as a razor since I got it whipped into shape.
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