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Benchmade Freek Gray/Black G-10 AXIS Lock Knife (3.6" Black CPM-M4) 560BK-1

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MSRP: $225.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.46"
  • Blade Length:3.60"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM-M4
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.86"
  • Handle Thickness:0.62"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.30 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Freek
  • Model Number:560BK-1
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.46"
  • Blade Length:3.60"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM-M4
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.86"
  • Handle Thickness:0.62"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.30 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Freek
  • Model Number:560BK-1
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

This model of the Benchmade 560 Freek features a plain black Cerakote blade made from CPM-M4 tool steel. The G-10 handle is black and gray with a red base layer.

The Benchmade 560 Freek is a reliable everyday carry knife made to tackle cutting tasks of all sorts, whether indoors or out. It features a premium CPM-M4 tool steel blade with a black Cerakote finish. The textured G-10 handles offer excellent grip, while adding a bit of flair with the red base layer and red barrel spacers.

Features:
  • CPM-M4 blade steel for superb edge retention and wear resistance.
  • Textured G-10 handles provide a comfortable, yet secure, grip.
  • Fully ambidextrous setup with dual thumb studs, reversible pocket clip, and AXIS® lock mechanism.
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Reviews

Customer Reviews

A bit disappointed
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Mike E.
08-28-2020
Blade is large but not very sharp from the factory. The handle is way too slippery. Great knife overall if you need a hard use folder.
soo awesome and fun!
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Adam C.
08-20-2020
I love this knife. It feels good in hand, the red backspacers are so beautiful, and the AXIS lock is so much fun. Great knife. :D
Great EDC knife
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Jose I.
08-11-2020
This is a tough knife. What can I say that hasn't been said already? Great blade steel, great ergonomics, light and overall a great looking knife. It is on the larger end of an EDC but still very much unnoticeable when in the pocket. Highly recommended, will not disappoint and don't be afraid of giving it a little abuse.
The Emo Kid's wet dream Knife
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Drian L.
08-10-2020
Do you listen to a lot of Green Day? Society got you down? You listen to the likes of Blink 182 and Green Day on repeat? Then man this knife is for you. With it's Hot Topic friendly color scheme this knife knows the emo life. Got some band Ts you wanna make look more "Edgy"? this knife cuts through cloth like butter. You need some chopping power because you joined stage crew to impress that emo girl you like so much, say no more, this thing chops through wood like a champ. Highly recommend this knife to all the Hot topic people out there.
Wanted to hate it... But I love it
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Mike A.
07-31-2020
I received this knife as a gift and immediately thought that there were much better knives to spend nearly $200 on. I decided to give it a chance as I really enjoy my other Benchmade, and boy am I glad I did. After a little lubrication and break in, this thing is like butter. The action is incredible and I really like the contour of the handles. It is a bit much for my EDC setup, but in hand there aren't many folders that feel better. I might have to pickup the mini now...
This knife rocks my socks off
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Josh R.
07-27-2020
Shortly after I started collecting knives and doing research on them, I knew I needed this one. Love the color scheme. Scales are extremely well done and good looking. The M4 blade is enough to handle just about ANY task thrown at it. Feels great in the hand. I threw a deep carry clip on it and this thing is ready to roll. Goes great with my battlewash Bugout and 940-1701. A keeper indeed.
Almost great
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Rafiq B.
02-01-2020
I like this knife, but there are is one thing that has prevented it from becoming a main EDC for me.

Of course, the quality is there. The axis lock and one handed action on it is excellent.

The M4 steel is excellent. Gets extremely sharp and holds an edge for a nice long time. However, this steel seems to attract rust pretty quickly. Just one day carrying it around in the hot Florida summer, and I found rust on the etched out logo on the blade. Its hot and humid, and I sweat a lot, and the parts of the blade not covered by the scales are easily exposed to standing moisture causing the rust. Something to watch out for, but not really a deal breaker...just something to be aware of.

The thing that prevents it from becoming a main EDC for me is how far away the start of the blade is from your hand. Its at least a solid inch, maybe more, from where your index finger rests on the knife to the start of the blade. Makes it feel like I'm using something much bigger than needed, and doesn't allow me the control that I feel I get from other options, like the Benchmade North Fork. The North Fork is my daily carry to work.

If they ever did a V2.0 and kind of closed this gap, I would be all about it.
My New EDC
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Ruben F.
12-31-2019
This was a gift from a friend of mine. It's become my EDC since I've gotten it. Aesthetically it was appealing to me with the red accents. The grips are comrfortable for me as well. I'm 6'2 to give an idea so I appreciate the grip/blade size. This is my first benchmade and I'm really satisfied with the quality. It's held blade sharpness as well as can be expected. Easy to open with benchmades patented lock. I've heard complaints but for me personally this is a winner.
Its a beast
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Boyd F.
12-18-2019
The only thing that keeps it from being perfect is that the cross bar has to much play. When pulling back on it only on one side it binds a little. That being said there's no way im giving this one away.
The 100th Knife
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Matt L.
11-12-2019
Benchmade Freek, yup, the Freek was my 100th pocket knife and it is also currently only Benchmade. So the Freek is a fairly significant member of my collection. First and foremost, the Freek is very pretty. The G10 scales are unique and eye-catching, paired with the red spacer accents, it is really gorgeous. The blade, fit and finish, clip, and the lock is all tight and the quality you would expect from a big name such as Benchmade. I love the size, feel, balance, and look of this knife. All around a great, high-quality knife that certainly hurts the pocketbook more than the eyes. Speaking of which, is it worth the price? Honestly, probably not. If you disregard the status and bragging rights that come with carrying a Benchmade, you see that while it is better than most knives, it is not THAT much better. The action isn't as smooth as I had hoped, and I'm waiting to see if it will break in a little. The handle (while pretty) is a little chunky in the hand and pocket. The Kershaw Induction has an equally neat locking mechanism, the Klecker Cordovan is just as good looking, and the CRKT Fossil is way more smooth. I understand that they are three different knives, but for the price....you can buy all three of them. I love my Freek, and it will always be a benchmark of my collection, I just don't know if it is four times as great as other good knives. Here's to hoping that Benchmade stops bragging about all the guns they destroy. 87/100
Best BM out of the box
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Nick h.
09-22-2019
Best action Benchmade Ive ever had out of the box. Drop close and buttery smooth. I liked the original freek but was not a fan of the rubber on the handle. This model solves that problem. The G10 looks awesome and feels great in hand(XL gloves for me). Just get one!
It's a Benchmade
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Seth P.
09-20-2019
I got this knife about a week ago, and it has been living in my pocket getting the new knife break-in. The edge is excellent, the construction is solid, and it fills the hand with no noticeable hot spots (I wear large sized gloves in most brands). The blade centering was not great - 7/10 (which is actually not my general experience with Benchmade despite all the shade I see thrown at their QC on the internet. I am looking forward to really putting this workhorse through its paces, and seeing how it holds up (it is my first real "worker" - my other blades are of more the EDC variety).

A Great improvement
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Jonathan P.
09-08-2019
I had the original freek when it came out and the only thing I didn't like was rubber on the handle. This solves the problem. And you get the upgraded M4 steel. I also like the color combination on this. It looks much better in person than online. Now if they would just make a mini super freek.
Supa Freek
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Clint Z.
09-06-2019
Fantastic upgrade to the Freek, love the blade shape and contoured handles. The axis lock on mine left a little to be desired, even after tuning the lock, I couldn't find the happy medium of drop shut action with no blade play. For a larger knife like this, it should have the deep carry clip from factory, I think it would really elevate the carry.
Beautiful Upgrade
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Ben W.
07-23-2019
The handle material and the red liners really caught my eye the first time I saw this blade. Once I learned that it came with M4 I bought it very quickly. I ordered it so quickly that I actually received one of the first 300 produced. The ergonomics are great and the blade shape is extremely useful. I do wish the price tag was a little closer to 150 but I am more than happy with the knife.
A Nick Shabazz kind of review.
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Sencatsu X.
07-13-2019
[Insert Nick Shabazz Voice]

Hey Good Morning Everyone, today we are going to be reviewing the Benchmade Super Freak. I'm really digging the G10 scales and the iconic Axis lock works just really great. Now this isn't a gentleman's knife by any meansd but the blade features coated M4, so you know who you are for folks that like a bit of tungsten. Now let's get to the bad, the good, and the ugly. You know at this price point, we've got our selfs a real gem here. Red G10 Liners really get this knife that little "Shabazz" kinda of event if you know what I mean. Now let's compare this now to my Spyderco Delica for size comparison. *Pulls out the Delica* [Rambles about the delica even though this is a Super Freek video]

(This is my raffle entry for this month's giveaway!)
Awesome steel
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Stan W.
05-30-2019
Since I bought this knife primarily for the M4 steel and the size and shape of the blade, I'm satisfied with the purchase. It's well-finished and light for its size having reduced steel liners. After using this for a while the sharpness and edge retention are amazing.

My nitpicks: the texture on the scales does not enhance the knife IMO; I would prefer checkering or the like. And the BHQ description details a hollow-ground blade but my blade is flat.
Way overpriced
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Richard C.
04-23-2019
Way overpriced for what you get. Your paying for the name not the knife. Blade HQ I love you guys but I have to call this one how I see it. Benchmade is taking advantage of its name here (as usual)
Awesome
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ROY E.
04-23-2019
I received my 560-1 in early January, I have 120 or so lockbacks on display but the Benchmade 560-1 Freek is just plum awesome, I love everything about it, it is now my favorite! Watch out the blade is beyond razor sharp and stays that way!
Wow.
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erik b.
04-10-2019
Long time tech and now technical trainer I have an appreciation for quality materials and craftsmanship.
This is simply the finest knife I have carried. I never thought my 940 would get drawer time. I cannot fine a reason not to carry this knife.
The M4 takes a ridiculous edge and holds it for a VERY long time. This maybe the perfect EDC, camp, whatever knife. Well done boys!
Knife nerds knife
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Patrick B.
03-27-2019
This thing is awesome. The looks are stellar, the m4 blade is so welcomed, and it feels so so good in the hand. Benchmade describes it best. This is the knife nerd’s knife!
Sweet knife
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Ryan C.
03-05-2019
I needed a heavy duty replacement for when I sent my griptilian off to benchmade for service. This is great. A little more slick handled than I expected. But overall I really like the m4 blade it’s stayed very sharp even after breaking down boxes for a few weeks
Freek for a Freak!
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Adam F.
02-25-2019
Yes, I'm a knife freak, and once again BladeHQ delivered the goods! Benchmade has been off my radar for a few years now, but this M4 Super Freek has the goods. M4, red and black G10, red stand-offs, great centering, and phonebook paper slicing goodness. As always BladeHQ delivered to my door in record time, with no hassles. Great company, and great knife. Thanks again BladeHQ!
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aaron t.
01-13-2019
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Description
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Reviews

Description

This model of the Benchmade 560 Freek features a plain black Cerakote blade made from CPM-M4 tool steel. The G-10 handle is black and gray with a red base layer.

The Benchmade 560 Freek is a reliable everyday carry knife made to tackle cutting tasks of all sorts, whether indoors or out. It features a premium CPM-M4 tool steel blade with a black Cerakote finish. The textured G-10 handles offer excellent grip, while adding a bit of flair with the red base layer and red barrel spacers.

Features:
  • CPM-M4 blade steel for superb edge retention and wear resistance.
  • Textured G-10 handles provide a comfortable, yet secure, grip.
  • Fully ambidextrous setup with dual thumb studs, reversible pocket clip, and AXIS® lock mechanism.
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.46"
  • Blade Length:3.60"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM-M4
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.86"
  • Handle Thickness:0.62"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.30 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Freek
  • Model Number:560BK-1
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

A bit disappointed
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Mike E.
08-28-2020
Blade is large but not very sharp from the factory. The handle is way too slippery. Great knife overall if you need a hard use folder.
soo awesome and fun!
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Adam C.
08-20-2020
I love this knife. It feels good in hand, the red backspacers are so beautiful, and the AXIS lock is so much fun. Great knife. :D
Great EDC knife
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Jose I.
08-11-2020
This is a tough knife. What can I say that hasn't been said already? Great blade steel, great ergonomics, light and overall a great looking knife. It is on the larger end of an EDC but still very much unnoticeable when in the pocket. Highly recommended, will not disappoint and don't be afraid of giving it a little abuse.
The Emo Kid's wet dream Knife
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Drian L.
08-10-2020
Do you listen to a lot of Green Day? Society got you down? You listen to the likes of Blink 182 and Green Day on repeat? Then man this knife is for you. With it's Hot Topic friendly color scheme this knife knows the emo life. Got some band Ts you wanna make look more "Edgy"? this knife cuts through cloth like butter. You need some chopping power because you joined stage crew to impress that emo girl you like so much, say no more, this thing chops through wood like a champ. Highly recommend this knife to all the Hot topic people out there.
Wanted to hate it... But I love it
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Mike A.
07-31-2020
I received this knife as a gift and immediately thought that there were much better knives to spend nearly $200 on. I decided to give it a chance as I really enjoy my other Benchmade, and boy am I glad I did. After a little lubrication and break in, this thing is like butter. The action is incredible and I really like the contour of the handles. It is a bit much for my EDC setup, but in hand there aren't many folders that feel better. I might have to pickup the mini now...
This knife rocks my socks off
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Josh R.
07-27-2020
Shortly after I started collecting knives and doing research on them, I knew I needed this one. Love the color scheme. Scales are extremely well done and good looking. The M4 blade is enough to handle just about ANY task thrown at it. Feels great in the hand. I threw a deep carry clip on it and this thing is ready to roll. Goes great with my battlewash Bugout and 940-1701. A keeper indeed.
Almost great
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Rafiq B.
02-01-2020
I like this knife, but there are is one thing that has prevented it from becoming a main EDC for me.

Of course, the quality is there. The axis lock and one handed action on it is excellent.

The M4 steel is excellent. Gets extremely sharp and holds an edge for a nice long time. However, this steel seems to attract rust pretty quickly. Just one day carrying it around in the hot Florida summer, and I found rust on the etched out logo on the blade. Its hot and humid, and I sweat a lot, and the parts of the blade not covered by the scales are easily exposed to standing moisture causing the rust. Something to watch out for, but not really a deal breaker...just something to be aware of.

The thing that prevents it from becoming a main EDC for me is how far away the start of the blade is from your hand. Its at least a solid inch, maybe more, from where your index finger rests on the knife to the start of the blade. Makes it feel like I'm using something much bigger than needed, and doesn't allow me the control that I feel I get from other options, like the Benchmade North Fork. The North Fork is my daily carry to work.

If they ever did a V2.0 and kind of closed this gap, I would be all about it.
My New EDC
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Ruben F.
12-31-2019
This was a gift from a friend of mine. It's become my EDC since I've gotten it. Aesthetically it was appealing to me with the red accents. The grips are comrfortable for me as well. I'm 6'2 to give an idea so I appreciate the grip/blade size. This is my first benchmade and I'm really satisfied with the quality. It's held blade sharpness as well as can be expected. Easy to open with benchmades patented lock. I've heard complaints but for me personally this is a winner.
Its a beast
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Boyd F.
12-18-2019
The only thing that keeps it from being perfect is that the cross bar has to much play. When pulling back on it only on one side it binds a little. That being said there's no way im giving this one away.
The 100th Knife
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Matt L.
11-12-2019
Benchmade Freek, yup, the Freek was my 100th pocket knife and it is also currently only Benchmade. So the Freek is a fairly significant member of my collection. First and foremost, the Freek is very pretty. The G10 scales are unique and eye-catching, paired with the red spacer accents, it is really gorgeous. The blade, fit and finish, clip, and the lock is all tight and the quality you would expect from a big name such as Benchmade. I love the size, feel, balance, and look of this knife. All around a great, high-quality knife that certainly hurts the pocketbook more than the eyes. Speaking of which, is it worth the price? Honestly, probably not. If you disregard the status and bragging rights that come with carrying a Benchmade, you see that while it is better than most knives, it is not THAT much better. The action isn't as smooth as I had hoped, and I'm waiting to see if it will break in a little. The handle (while pretty) is a little chunky in the hand and pocket. The Kershaw Induction has an equally neat locking mechanism, the Klecker Cordovan is just as good looking, and the CRKT Fossil is way more smooth. I understand that they are three different knives, but for the price....you can buy all three of them. I love my Freek, and it will always be a benchmark of my collection, I just don't know if it is four times as great as other good knives. Here's to hoping that Benchmade stops bragging about all the guns they destroy. 87/100
Best BM out of the box
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Nick h.
09-22-2019
Best action Benchmade Ive ever had out of the box. Drop close and buttery smooth. I liked the original freek but was not a fan of the rubber on the handle. This model solves that problem. The G10 looks awesome and feels great in hand(XL gloves for me). Just get one!
It's a Benchmade
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Seth P.
09-20-2019
I got this knife about a week ago, and it has been living in my pocket getting the new knife break-in. The edge is excellent, the construction is solid, and it fills the hand with no noticeable hot spots (I wear large sized gloves in most brands). The blade centering was not great - 7/10 (which is actually not my general experience with Benchmade despite all the shade I see thrown at their QC on the internet. I am looking forward to really putting this workhorse through its paces, and seeing how it holds up (it is my first real "worker" - my other blades are of more the EDC variety).

A Great improvement
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Jonathan P.
09-08-2019
I had the original freek when it came out and the only thing I didn't like was rubber on the handle. This solves the problem. And you get the upgraded M4 steel. I also like the color combination on this. It looks much better in person than online. Now if they would just make a mini super freek.
Supa Freek
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Clint Z.
09-06-2019
Fantastic upgrade to the Freek, love the blade shape and contoured handles. The axis lock on mine left a little to be desired, even after tuning the lock, I couldn't find the happy medium of drop shut action with no blade play. For a larger knife like this, it should have the deep carry clip from factory, I think it would really elevate the carry.
Beautiful Upgrade
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Ben W.
07-23-2019
The handle material and the red liners really caught my eye the first time I saw this blade. Once I learned that it came with M4 I bought it very quickly. I ordered it so quickly that I actually received one of the first 300 produced. The ergonomics are great and the blade shape is extremely useful. I do wish the price tag was a little closer to 150 but I am more than happy with the knife.
A Nick Shabazz kind of review.
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Sencatsu X.
07-13-2019
[Insert Nick Shabazz Voice]

Hey Good Morning Everyone, today we are going to be reviewing the Benchmade Super Freak. I'm really digging the G10 scales and the iconic Axis lock works just really great. Now this isn't a gentleman's knife by any meansd but the blade features coated M4, so you know who you are for folks that like a bit of tungsten. Now let's get to the bad, the good, and the ugly. You know at this price point, we've got our selfs a real gem here. Red G10 Liners really get this knife that little "Shabazz" kinda of event if you know what I mean. Now let's compare this now to my Spyderco Delica for size comparison. *Pulls out the Delica* [Rambles about the delica even though this is a Super Freek video]

(This is my raffle entry for this month's giveaway!)
Awesome steel
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Stan W.
05-30-2019
Since I bought this knife primarily for the M4 steel and the size and shape of the blade, I'm satisfied with the purchase. It's well-finished and light for its size having reduced steel liners. After using this for a while the sharpness and edge retention are amazing.

My nitpicks: the texture on the scales does not enhance the knife IMO; I would prefer checkering or the like. And the BHQ description details a hollow-ground blade but my blade is flat.
Way overpriced
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Richard C.
04-23-2019
Way overpriced for what you get. Your paying for the name not the knife. Blade HQ I love you guys but I have to call this one how I see it. Benchmade is taking advantage of its name here (as usual)
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ROY E.
04-23-2019
I received my 560-1 in early January, I have 120 or so lockbacks on display but the Benchmade 560-1 Freek is just plum awesome, I love everything about it, it is now my favorite! Watch out the blade is beyond razor sharp and stays that way!
Wow.
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erik b.
04-10-2019
Long time tech and now technical trainer I have an appreciation for quality materials and craftsmanship.
This is simply the finest knife I have carried. I never thought my 940 would get drawer time. I cannot fine a reason not to carry this knife.
The M4 takes a ridiculous edge and holds it for a VERY long time. This maybe the perfect EDC, camp, whatever knife. Well done boys!
Knife nerds knife
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Patrick B.
03-27-2019
This thing is awesome. The looks are stellar, the m4 blade is so welcomed, and it feels so so good in the hand. Benchmade describes it best. This is the knife nerd’s knife!
Sweet knife
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Ryan C.
03-05-2019
I needed a heavy duty replacement for when I sent my griptilian off to benchmade for service. This is great. A little more slick handled than I expected. But overall I really like the m4 blade it’s stayed very sharp even after breaking down boxes for a few weeks
Freek for a Freak!
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Adam F.
02-25-2019
Yes, I'm a knife freak, and once again BladeHQ delivered the goods! Benchmade has been off my radar for a few years now, but this M4 Super Freek has the goods. M4, red and black G10, red stand-offs, great centering, and phonebook paper slicing goodness. As always BladeHQ delivered to my door in record time, with no hassles. Great company, and great knife. Thanks again BladeHQ!
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aaron t.
01-13-2019
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