Product Review (submitted on January 20, 2016):
I received this knife as a gift about five years ago and I've never looked back. I've come to expect a certain level of quality from Benchmade, as my father has carried them for decades, and this surpassed even my expectations. The assisted opening is as quick as any automatic I've ever seen and the blade holds it's edge exceptionally well, but if you do have to send it in for sharpening then it will be returned promptly and it'll be as sharp as the day you take it out of the box. I hardly ever go anywhere without my Barrage and I'd recommend it to anyone.