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Benchmade "585 Mini Barrage"

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benchmade 585 mini barrage

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Axis 585
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Strength, speed and Benchmade quality combine in this "585 Mini Barrage" Knife. The Axis® spring-assisted locking mechanism delivers a swift and clean opening. The mini drop-point blade with ambidextrous thumb studs is built of D2 steel that's hardened to 60-62 Rockwell for outstanding strength. Molded and ultradurable Valox® handles house black-oxide liners and hardware. Outfitted with a reversible split-arrow pocket clip.


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Pros & Cons
(Updated: December 26, 2015)

Nice EDC Knife

I found this knife on the hunt for the perfect EDC. I like my EDC to be big enough to be useful but small enough that it doesn't become an uncomfortable lump in my pocket. Beyond that I want the knife to be high quality. This hunt actually led me to the Benchmade Mini Griptillian which can be had for as little as $90. This is what I've been looking for. But wait, then the salesman said try this, the Mini Barrage with the Axis-Assist. I fell in love with the assist mechanism. For just a little more money than the Mini Grip you can get the Mini Barrage. What's more, you can custom build a knife at Benchmade.com if you like that kind of thing. Also, Benchmade offers lifetime sharpening. One nice feature that is probably overlooked is this knife goes in your pocket tip up. Why is that important? Simply pull it out and open it...no need to rotate the knife before opening. It's one of those stupid simple design features that has me wondering why anyone makes a knife the other way.

Great knife that I wish I would have bought initially. (Long story, I bought the Emissary 470-1, didn't like it due to a design issue with the pocket clip so took it back for the Mini Barrage.)

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
0-1 times

Pros & Cons

Axis-assist, Benchmade quality, lifetime sharpening, custom options available
Axis assist adds cost, larger than non-assist EDC options
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Benchmade Mini Barrage 585

I have owned this Benchmade knife for around 3 years. I may have a bit of a knife affliction, but Benchmade knives have never let me down.

The knife has a 2.9" blade, made out of 154CM stainless steel and holds an edge pretty good. I take care of my gear when exposed to salt, but this knife has never shown a bit of rust. The handle is made of some type of resin material, but whatever it is it is as tough as the rest of the knife.

I have quite a few knives that I rotate through my "daily carry" routine. This one has held up great with just a few marks on the handle.

When you are looking for your next knife, do yourself a favor and check out Benchmade knives!

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Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Great ergonomics, tough knife, darn near saltwater resistant
Bit pricy
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