Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Even better than I expected
Certain items are difficult to assess in an online market place setting; it's just hard to judge some of the more subjective attributes without putting your hands on them. I am pleased to report that the Barrage AXIS is not one of them. It is a much more impressive knife than it looks from the photos. The quality and fit of this knife is truly unsurpassed, and it will restore your faith in Made in America moniker. The feel and balance are amazing and the spring-assist is truly effortless. The blade was hair-shaving sharp out of the box, and this knife is only one of a handful available using the M390 blade steel. You will not regret spending the extra dough to get a knife blade using this steel. Overall I have been carrying this knife for about 2 weeks, and I haven't found anything about it that I don't really like. Hats off to Benchmade for a truly superior product!