Benchmade 15031-2 North Fork
Benchmade Mini-Barrage 585
Kershaw Leek
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Price $128.00 at Amazon
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Pros Great blade, classy wooden handleIncredible blade quality, assisted open, perfect combination of compactness/functionalitySmall, excellent materials and constructionBeautifully constructed, assisted open, good valueBig blade, excellent steel, four pocket clip positions
Cons Expensive, no assisted opening functionPricey, blade lock mechanism not intuitiveShort blade, issues with opening the blade, expensiveSlender handle makes it hard to apply even pressure, thin blade is fragileBulky pocket carry, slim handle in use
Bottom Line A compact yet "full size” pocket knife for day to day use and all but the heaviest of tasksA high end construction of a knife carefully tuned to optimize portability and functionThis high-priced knife makes a statement when you purchase and carry itThis thin knife disappears in your pocket, tackles most tasks, and is easy on your walletA long-time classic, enduring for its solid design, significant customization options, and continuous improvements
Rating Categories 15031-2 North Fork Mini-Barrage 585 the Chapter Kershaw Leek Spyderco Delica 4
Blade And Edge Integrity (30%)
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Portability (20%)
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Specs 15031-2 North Fork Mini-Barrage 585 the Chapter Kershaw Leek Spyderco Delica 4
Weight (ounces) 3.2 oz 3.4 oz 2.8 oz 3.1 oz 2.3 oz
Blade Style Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Clip point, straight
Blade locks closed? Yes Yes No Yes No
Opening Style Ambidextrous thumb-stud Assisted, ambidextrous thumb stud Thumb stud Assisted, ambidextrous thumb stud. And back-of-knife finger tab. Ambidextrous Thumb hole
Lock Mechanism Proprietary (Axis) Proprietary (Axis) Frame lock Frame lock Lock back
Carry Style, in addition to loose in pocket Pocket Clip Pocket Clip and lanyard hole Pocket Clip Pocket Clip Pocket Clip and lanyard hole
Blade Material CPM-S30V stainless steel 154CM Steel Crucible S35vn stainless steel Sandvik 14C28N VG-10 Stainless Steel
Handle Material Stabilized wood Plastic 6al4v titanium 410 stainless steel Plastic
Blade Length (inches) 2.9 in 2.9 in 2.7 in 2.9 in 2.5 in
Closed Length (inches) 3.9 in 4.0 in 3.8 in 4.0 in 4.1 in
Overall Length 6.9 in 6.9 in 6.5 in 7.0 in 7.0 in
Thickness (w/o pocket clip) (inches) .5 in .6 in .3 in .3 in .4 in
Other Features or Functions None None None None None
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