The Barrage family, designed by Warren Osborne, was the first model to feature Benchmade's patented AXIS assist spring assisted mechanism. Offered in both a full and mini size, this spring assist knife has earned high marks for all around functionality and value. Thanks to the AXIS locking mechanism, you can feel confident that this knife will operate smoothly and have a solid lock up. New for 2016, the Barrage has been given a major upgrade--offering G-10 handle scales and a premium CPM-S30V for industry-leading edge retention and durability. This model, the 580-2, comes standard with a grey bidirectionally textured G-10 handle, stainless steel liners, integrated spine safety and a drop point blade in a satin finish. The blade opens lightning-fast thanks to the integrated thumb studs and the pocket clip is designed for tip up carry only but is eligible for left or right hand carry options. Made in the USA.