Benchmade has made the 581 Barrage a pocket knife with more mature dimensions. The handle provides excellent grip, and at 142 grams, the knife isn't too heavy. When you want to open the knife, you'll notice it has a nice assisted opening. The spring does most of the work for you. And it works perfectly. However, do keep in mind the spring force that needs to be overcome when you go to close the blade. The blade itself is made from super hard M390 steel. Benchmade even refers to it as 'Super Steel'.
The handle is made of black G10, which then changes into white aluminium at the axis lock. The milled pattern continues from the aluminium into the G10. This pattern can also be found on the G10 spacer in the spine of the 581 Barrage. Where the pattern seems to get finer, there is a secondary lock that can lock the blade in place either when open or when closed.
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
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Thursday 15 June 2017
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