Benchmade Knives: 585BK Mini Barrage - Black Blade
The Barrage® is the first to feature the AXIS® Assist. They offer quick, one-handed opening and can be operated equally with either hand. Made in USA.
|Blade Steel:||154CM (58-61 HRC)|
|Blade Length:||2.91" (7.39cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||0.100" (2.54mm)|
|Open Length:||6.91" (17.55cm)|
|Closed Length:||4.00" (10.16cm)|
|Handle Thickness:||0.57" (14.48mm)|
|Clip Position||Reversible Tip-Up|
|Use||Every Day, Outdoor|
If you need sparks with a flint, 154cm is magic for this purpose. Use the spine instead of the blade.
I have several Nim tantos I bought and used over seas. The blades stay sharp a long time and I have never had an issue with rust. They are more of a challenge to sharpen, but its worth it.
I have tested my pocket knife on everything from cardboard, thick plastic mailboxes, wood, pallet wrap, cleaning animals, paper mache, and many other items. The features on this knife made it a steal.