This is one of the best Assisted Open knives I have played with. It opens easily and quickly without the big kick that will throw it out of your hand. Because it is Assisted Open it is a little more difficult to close, just in case you haven't ever played with one before. I think I like the Mini Barrage better than the Barrage because it is easier to close, lighter, and more suited for everyday use.
The lock on the back of the knife is pretty nice! Simply put your thumb on it, push in and slide it back to unlock and forward to lock.
- Solid, easy open without to much kick.
- Feels good in your hand.
- Looks great.
- Spring assisted opening is fun to play with.
- Easy in, easy out of pocket.
- Black clip.
- Handle doesn't feel to plasticy and cheap. only slightly...
- A little difficult to close one handed due to the spring wanting to keep the knife open. The mini is easier to close.
I would recommend this knife to anyone who wants a spring assisted blade and a quality knife for everyday use or just showing off.
love it!! super smooth spring assitance, perfectly weighted, beautiful polished blade, and a great lock. Does amazing as an every day carry knife opening boxes, cutting cord, and cutting up meat if they forget to give you a knife at you're favorite bbq join. It also surpassed my expectations cleaning fish, cleaning pheasant, chopping veggies, and all other camping/hunting duties.
It does have two minor problems. One being you cant be lazy and let the knife be dirty or wet for a long time (this can cause rust and damage to the spring assist), two is closing the knife one handed you have to use your pant leg so be very careful not to stab yourself
picked this up a couple weeks ago. Love the knife and the Axis-assist opening (why I bought the knife). The full size barrage is definitely a little big for an everyday carry, if you're looking for an EDC go with the Mini.
When you think of something that you "pay for what you get", this is a perfect example! A knife is one of the tools that you do not want to go cheap on. So a little spendy but well worth it!
This has a really nice action, and plenty solid in the open position.