Product Review (submitted on June 6, 2016):
The Barrage is my second Benchmade ... I bought my first knife (Griptilian Serrated) in 2007 and admittedly hesitated at the price - at the time I had heard good things about Benchmade knifes so I felt comfortable I was getting a quality knife. Nine years later I still carry the knife EVERYDAY and it remains a rock solid knife.
The Barrage ... I bought this knife in the Spring (2016) specifically for hunting this fall so I haven't had a chance to use it (however, this fall I will be using it to dress out an elk ;-) )
I decided to do a "custom build" with a serrated edge, orange handles and custom laser etching ... the quality and design of this knife is outstanding! Part of my decision was that this knife is USA made (over the last few years I make a point of looking for / buying USA made products only). I can see myself buying another knife in the future and I have been eyeing the Nestucca. The $$$ are a little higher than many knifes out there, but you are getting a high quality knife ... well worth he investment!!!