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The Barrage® is the first to feature the AXIS® Assist. They offer quick, one-handed opening and can be operated equally with either hand.

Designer: Osborne
Mechanism: AXIS-Assist
Action: Assisted-opening
Blade Steel: 154CM (58-61 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.60" (9.14cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.121" (3.07mm)
Open Length: 8.35" (21.21cm)
Closed Length: 4.75" (12.07cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.65" (16.51mm)

Drop-point Blade Style with Valox Handle
Weight: 4.31oz. (122.19g)

Tanto Blade Style with Valox Handle
Weight: 4.51oz. (127.86g)

Drop-point Blade Style with G10/Aluminum Handle
Weight: 5.20oz. (147.42g)

Drop-point Blade Style with G10 Handle
Weight: 4.94oz. (140.05g)

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A review from: Matthew
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This knife was gifted to me. Had the half serrated blade. I carried the knife everyday. It was used for personal and work. Took a heavy beaten and never failed me. Until I lost it on the job. Will buy one to replace it someday. Very pleased in all with the product.
A review from: Vin
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This was my first Benchmade product, I had heard a lot of good things about them and not a single bad thing about them. I browsed the site for a couple days and found that the Barrage would be great for me to use daily at work. I was impressed by the quality of the knife and how the spring would open it from any position and the satisfying click once it opened fully. I used it every day working from the day I got it for about 8 months and the blade stayed sharp no matter what I did to it. Unfortunately the knife has gone missing and I cannot find it, it has been a couple months since it went missing so I decided to order another knife from Benchmade. Great product. Great customer support (my order said processing for a long time so I gave them a call and they were able to give me updates on the making and shipment of my knife). Strongly recommend. not a single complaint about the product.
A review from: Timothy
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It was my first Benchmade purchase and it was worth every dime. I bought it initially for EDC but found it a bit to big and a little on the heavy side. Not deal breakers by any means but that made it more of a working knife for my camping and hiking needs, moving from my pocket during casual days at home or work and into my hiking kit. But by no means does that make this a negative review, it is still a stellar knife and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good knife for more rugged work and food prep.
A review from: Kris
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I have a few of these and they are... Hands Down, The best damn knife I've ever owned. I like the drop point with the serrated section of blade. The blade holds a good edge and the serrated bit is good for dirty work, rope or cardboard. The blade opens in a flash and is thick enough to not flex or break cutting through something real. It will go clean through a beef rib bone. After I bought my first one (stolen by corrupt costa rican airport security) I have bought 3 more. It is my go to knife for EDC and is up to the task of anything you can throw at it. The only possible addition that might increase its utility is if it had a small ceramic glass breaker on the handle. Well done Guys, Thanks for making a kick ass knife.
A review from: Josh
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A tiny bit of a read but I urge you to read it through to the end.

I ordered a fully customized barrage and I just received this knife today, so take my review with a grain of salt, as I’ve barely been able to use it yet. This review is based entirely on first impression. I’ll start with pros, then move on to possible cons, and finish up with my overall feelings about this knife.

Pros:
#1: Extremely light weight. When I grabbed the package off the doorstep, I was almost certain it was going to be an empty box. Obviously it wasn’t, but hopefully that puts into perspective how truly light this knife is. Generally I prefer a knife with a bit more weight, but it’s not a big deal at all. I’m actually excited to try out a light knife for once.
#2: Every detail of my order was spot on, including my custom engraving. It’s positioning was exact to how I wanted it, and utterly perfect.
#3: Even with as thin of a blade as this has, the blade feels very strong and does not flex.
#4: The axis lock feels great too, definitely a locking mechanism I feel I can trust.
#5: The lifetime warranty and lifetime sharpenings are a great added feature to a knife I hope to have for many years to come, and eventually pass on to my children.

Now let’s look at the (possible) cons:
#1: Based on the video emails I received showing each step of the build process (which is awesome by the way), I expected this knife to be MUCH sharper. It’s sharp, don’t get me wrong, but it failed to cut through phone book paper, and failed to cut cleanly through printer paper, and couldn’t make a clean cut through speaker box carpet (very similar to felt). Based on the video that shows them testing each knife with phone book paper, I expected more of a razor finish on this blade, but sadly that was not the case. I also noticed the blade is not evenly sharpened. I can shave with the curved edge near the tip, but I can’t with the end nearest the middle and the handle. Also a bit disappointing, but still not a deal breaker by any means.
#2: While I knew the handle would be a form of plastic, I expected it to feel more rugged, but the handles feel like they’re hollow. I’m not sure if they are or not, but that’s certainly how it feels. Based on countless other reviews however, I have come to accept that this supposedly won’t be an issue in the longevity and overall durability.
#3: The inner metal frame of the handle is so thin that it flexes under a decent grip on the knife. I don’t feel like that should happen on a knife coming from a company like benchmade, and especially on a knife with a starting price of $145.
#4: It’s not just the handle that is plastic. The piece that bridges the gap on the spine of the handle (at the top back portion of the handle) is also plastic. Don’t quote me on the name of this piece, but I believe it’s called the backspacer. I would have expected and hoped that they would have made this part from metal. Plastic just doesnt seem durable enough for that piece, but I’m going to trust benchmade and their legacy that they know what they’re doing.

Now for my overall opinion. Considering this knife has a base price of $145, and my custom selections bringing it just over the $200 mark, I can’t help but feel like the knife should have a more rugged and durable feel. It’s like the front half (blade and axis lock) were made by an amazing company, but the back half (handle, backspacer, and inner metal frame behind the handle covers) was made at the same factory that manufactures silverware for the local dollar store. However, all this being said, as contradictory to my review as it may sound, I don’t regret the purchase, and hope to be able to pass this knife down to my children some day.
A review from: jesse
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I BOUGHT MY FIRST BARRAGE ALMOST A YEAR AGO (154CM WITH VELOX GRIP) AND I HAVE USED IT EVERY DAY SINCE IT HAS STAYED RAZOR SHARP (FOR INSTANCE) LAST HUNTING SEASON I CLEANED AND PROCESSED ALL THE DEER ME AND MY FATHER HAD TAKEN WITH MY BARRAGE JUST TO SEE HOW THE EDGE RETENTION WOULD HOLD AND I CAN STILL SHAVE HAIR WITH IT (I HAVEN'T SHARPENED IT) I AM AND ALWAYS WILL BE A FAN OF BENCHMADE PRODUCTS 10/10
A review from: Brant
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I have been carrying this knife for a year now and I love it!!! It is a great knife and I highly recommend it. It makes me proud to know I have such an amazing on me when I carry it!!
A review from: Thomas
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My wife bought me one of these for my birthday about 4 years ago. I never had a Benchmade but always wanted one. In this knife has exceeded my expectations in every way possible it holds an edge good, when it does dull it is easy to sharpen. I only wish I would have got one sooner.
Thank you for making a affordable, good quality knife.
A review from: Paul
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I purchased this knife about 3-4 years ago with the G10/Aluminum handle and M390 drop point, plain blade and satin finish. I loved the action and solid feeling as soon as I pulled it from the box. I carry it every day. I actually lost it from my pocket one day this past summer while prepping for a ride on my motorcycle. Never happened before and I can only assume I didn't clip it properly on the new rider jeans I was wearing. I thought it was lost forever and I as pretty bummed. I actually found it on the road about a block from home, where I had stopped briefly and gotten off the bike to put my cell phone in the tour pack. I noticed it had a couple of minor scratches on the handle where it had been driven over by vehicles and I was concerned it wouldn't operate properly. The knife opened and operated as smoothly as it ever did the clip fits slightly looser than before but still holds securely in my pocket. I've never had an issue where this knife was found loose or missing before or after this 1 incident. The fact it still operated like new after being left outside for 3 days (one of which was a stormy, rainy day) obviously been run over at least once and probably more speaks well for it's ruggedness and quality. I obviously gave it a good cleaning and still carry this knife every day and use it often. It holds it's edge very well and I couldn't be more satisfied with this knife.
A review from: DeWight
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I just received my custom barrage out of the box it was beautiful this thing is a monster and very solid assisted opening is great and it is razor sharp with m4 steel the price is a little high but the quality is superb!!! I'll never have to buy another knife again

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