The Benchmade Barrage Tanto Knife is Benchmade's best selling knife. AXIS lock gets a boost with the spring assisted Barrage. It combines speed and strength in one complete package! The 583 series is comfortable, quick and a hard deal to beat.
The Benchmade Barrage Tanto Knife features a safety on the back and a reversible pocket clip for easy carry. The 583 tanto blade comes in stainless steel finish or black Cerakote Gen II finished 154CM with a plain edge and easily deployed with the thumb stud.
Benchmade Barrage Tanto Knife Specifications:
- Blade Length: 3.66 inches
- Blade Thickness: 0.134 inches
- Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
- Blade Hardness: 60-62HRC
- Blade Style: Tanto
- Weight: 5.40oz.
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Black Split-Arrow, Reversible
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS-Assist
- Overall Length: 8.45 inches
- Closed Length: 4.78 inches
- Class: Blue
154CM: An American made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality.
DROP-POINT: A slow convex-curved drop in the point characterizes a drop-point blade. The drop-point format lowers the point for control but adds strength to the tip. Usually coupled with plenty of belly for slicing, this format is often used for hunting knives. It is also a fantastic all-around blade format. This blade shape can be found on a wide array of knives.
AXIS: A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100-percent ambidextrous design, AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners, and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself. Available in manual, assist or automatic configurations.