Benchmade turned the 580-2 Barrage into a pocket knife with more mature dimensions. You have an excellent grip over the knife and with 142 grams it is not too heavy. The moment you want to open the knife you notice it is enhanced with a nice assisted opening. The spring will do most of the work for you. It works perfectly. Do, however, keep in mind the resilience that needs to be overcome as you close the blade. The blade is made from CPM S30V.
The handle of this pocket knife is made from G10. A solid and light-weight composite material. Perfect for daily use. The shapes in the G10 are mostly there for the design and make the whole look friendly. The inside of the handle contains milled liners that limit the weight of the Barrage. The spine of the handle has been enhanced with a secondary lock to make sure you can lock the blade both when opened and when closed.
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