Benchmade Mini-Barrage 585
Benchmade 15031-2 North Fork
Benchmade Griptilian 551
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Pros Incredible blade quality, assisted open, perfect combination of compactness/functionalityGreat blade, classy wooden handleProven and well-respected blade, smooth, comfortable ergonomicsImmaculate materials, assisted opening, fully symmetrical performanceSmall, excellent materials and construction
Cons Pricey, blade lock mechanism not intuitiveExpensive, no assisted opening functionLarge, no assisted openingLarge in your pocket, expensiveShort blade, issues with opening the blade, expensive
Bottom Line A high end construction of a knife carefully tuned to optimize portability and function.A compact yet "full size” pocket knife for day to day use and all but the heaviest of tasks.A large and simple pocket knife that is made well.A full-sized choice for those that know they need the heft,This high-priced knife makes a statement when you purchase and carry it.
Rating Categories Mini-Barrage 585 15031-2 North Fork Griptilian 551 Benchmade Barrage 580 the Chapter
Blade And Edge Integrity (30%)
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Ergonomics (20%)
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Portability (20%)
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Construction Quality (20%)
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Specs Mini-Barrage 585 15031-2 North Fork Griptilian 551 Benchmade Barrage... the Chapter
Weight (ounces) 3.4 oz 3.2 oz 3.9 oz 4.2 oz 2.8 oz
Blade Style Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight
Blade locks closed? Yes Yes No Yes No
Opening Style Assisted, ambidextrous thumb stud Ambidextrous thumb-stud Ambidextrous thumb stud Assisted, ambidextrous thumb stud Thumb stud
Lock Mechanism Proprietary (Axis) Proprietary (Axis) Proprietary (Axis) Proprietary (Axis) Frame lock
Carry Style, in addition to loose in pocket Pocket Clip and lanyard hole Pocket Clip Pocket Clip Pocket Clip, lanyard hole Pocket Clip
Blade Material 154CM Steel CPM-S30V stainless steel 154CM steel 154 CM stainless steel Crucible S35vn stainless steel
Handle Material Plastic Stabilized wood Plastic Valox 6al4v titanium
Blade Length (inches) 2.9 2.9 3.5 3.8 2.7
Closed Length (inches) 4 3.9 4.6 4.8 3.8
Overall Length 6.9 6.9 8 8.5 6.5
Thickness (w/o pocket clip) (inches) 0.57 0.53 0.6 0.7 0.3
Other Features or Functions None None None None None
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