Benchmade 581S Osborne Barrage Folder
These spring-assisted models combine speed and strength in one complete package.
|Closed Length||4.75 inches|
|Blade Length||3.6 inches|
|Blade Edge||Partially Serrated/ComboEdge|
|Lock Type||AXIS lock|
|Total Length||8.35 inches|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
|Knife Weight||5.2 ounces|
|Handle Color||Black, silver/gray|
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Everything is great except one thing and if I had known, I wouldnt have been super excited after my first 581 to run out and get another. It took me about 9 months of edc to see that the scale screws don't hold the way a 200 dollar knife should. If you buy this knife you'll love it just tell them to send a whole extra set of scale screws clip screws...I will put the same review on knife center & amazon so ppl get the heads up, might as well just buy a regular barrage I suppose...
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