Benchmade Barrage AXIS-Assist Black G-10 (3.6" Satin) 581

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  • Overall Length:8.35"
  • Blade Length:3.60"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:Bohler M390
  • Hardness:60-62 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.65"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum, G-10
  • Color:Black, Gray
  • Weight:5.20 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Barrage
  • Model Number:581
  • Designer:Osborne
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


Be sure to view our other Benchmade 581 Barrage Knives in stock!

New for 2011 is an updated Barrage, now featuring G10 and aluminum handles with M390 super steel. Blade features a plain edge and a satin finish. These spring assisted models combine speed and strength in one complete package! The 581 series is comfortable and quick. The Barrage knife has a safety on the back and a reversible tip-up pocket clip for easy carry.


Customer Reviews

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Close to perfection
Travis B.
Magnificent steel. Sharpen it once a year. The scales we're a bit to flashy for me. Swapped my GF for the scales on her 580, and it was an ounce lighter that way.
Amazing Quality
Denton L.
You will love this knife, it a beauty! The blade is the sharpest iv'e ever seen. The aluminum next to the g10 looks amazing.

The blade fills the hands very nicely, a small curve is left near the Axis locking mechanism, for the thumb to rest while cutting. The scales leave plenty of grip for a comfortable and secure feel.

The assisted open is a little tougher then Iv'e seen in other blades, but this is good in a way for the very reason of deploying in pocket. Although there is a lock on the backside, it's not opportune to use when using knife heavily.

Overall this a great blade, I am very happy with it. This is the first blade of this caliber that I have purchased. And it is worth every penny, as i needed a well built blade to last a while between sharpening and that could be around for many years to come.

For those, who haven't bought a high end knife of this sort before. I highly recommend this one, not only is it U.S. made, but it is made of the highest quality. And backed by on of the best warranties I have ever seen before in any product, much less a knife.

This covers a lot, they will sharpen your blade, tighten screws, re-align blade, repair clips/springs/etc... All you have to pay is for shipping. It even covers the blade, for $30 or $40 for black blades, they will replace the blade.

M390 is amazing steel
The g10 and aluminum look great
Axis Look is secure and reliable
Lock is a nice touch
Extremely durable design
Assisted Opening is smooth and fast
Made is the U.S.
Amazing Warranty

Axis Lock can stick a little (making tough to close one handed)
Scales are a bit sharp near the aluminum cut outs
Might be a bit heavy for some

In Regards to BladeHQ:
It was packaged very very well. And shipped next day. Will definitely buy from here again.

Previous EDC:
CRKT Ripple

Mainly use knife for cutting boxes and wrap in a warehouse, as well as a few every day tasks. Coming from the Ripple to this was a large leap, that I am glad I made.