The Benchmade 580 Barrage AXIS spring assisted knife features the AXIS Assist locking mechanism. Features ambidextrous thumb studs to prompt the AXIS-Assist mechanism. For those who like the peace of mind that a safety offers, you’ll be glad to know there’s one on the spine of the handle. This Osborne design features a 154CM stainless steel drop point blade. The blade has a satin finish and a plain edge. This knife is designed to give you speed and strength all in one package. The handle is durable as well as comfortable. It is designed to fit in your hand the right way. The Barrage also has a tip-up reversible pocket clip.
154CM Steel: 154CM steel is one of “better” steel varieties made for cutlery and other knife blades. It’s not a powder steel (CPM154 would be the powder version), but it’s a commonly used steel for a higher grade knife. It has an exceptionally good balance between toughness, hardness and corrosion-resistance.
BENCHMADE 580 Barrage Specifications:
Blade Length: 3.60″
Blade Thickness: 0.121″
Handle Thickness: 0.650″
Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
Blade Style: Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
Pocket Clip: Reversible Bright Split Arrow
Lock Mechanism: AXIS-Assist
Overall Length: 8.35″
Closed Length: 4.75″
Sheath Material: Sold Separately