Benchmade's first AXIS-Assist knife, the Barrage, is now available with gray G-10 in the 585-2 G10 Barrage. In addition to the milled G-10, this Barrage also dons a premium CPM-S30V steel blade. The proven design of the Barrage stays the same, but the look and feel of this model is certain to be a hit.
The Mini Barrage 585-2 has a plain edge, satin finished blade.
I carry this knife when i know i am going to be doing some more demanding tasks. I have used it for everything from prying to slicing to cutting and it always stays sharp. I even managed to break off the tip and benchmade was quick to help me out. Another amazing product from benchmade.
I absolutely love this knife. In fact, I'm so happy that I am going to add its big brother to the collection in the VERY near future. Man I love Butterflies.
Just received this the other day and what a surprise! The quality, fit and finish are superb. The assist, with the thumb studs is like Smooth as butter, and the safety is just Added measure. Like the Mini Griptillian Only better! jws
This knife is fantastic. It's been in my EDC rotation for 2 years now and I've probably sharpened it a total of 4 times over those 2 years. This is my hard use knife and it has never skipped a beat!
This is a way better version than the original! It feels stronger and the S30V is a great improvment. I would definitely classify this as a hard use EDC.
I've always considered myself a knife guy, but this is my first foray into the premium knife scene and it has been a real eye-opener. I've always seen Case as the go-to knife brand, and I'll alwayd have a place in my rotation for them; they'll just serve a different purpose now. I think those will be my nostalgia/dress knives now. Anyway, this Benchmade is of far superior quality to anything I've ever carried. The blade steel is incredible, the g-10 is solid and grippy, the ergos make any task comfortable and safe, the axist-assist is a dream, and the lock up is incredibly tight. It did come very sharp from the factory, but i spent some time with it on pasted strop and now its truly shave sharp. Do yourself a favor and upgrade from grandpas pocketknife or simply add this knife to your Benchmade collection. 100% worth it!
I purchased this knife in Jan 2017, and it has not left my pocket since. The fit and finish on this knife is better than my Griptilian and in my opinion feels better in the hand than almost anything I've had. The blade steel is second to none with edge retention, though not as good a slicer as a Delica 4. Overall I would highly recommend
Purchased it last week to replace an old Buck knife. Wonderful blade, handle could be a bit larger for me. Knife came very sharp out of the box.