The Barrage® family of knives is one of Benchmade’s long-time best sellers and it’s for good reason. The knife feels great in the hand and comes in high-grade steel that will keep an edge for a while even under heavy use. It’s on the larger side for everyday carry purposes, but is a good option for anyone looking for a beefy folder with speedy blade action.
Benchmade’s Bugout™ family of knives is among my first recommendations when someone asks me options for their first “nice” folder. From the size, weight, shape, and materials… everything about the Bugout™ is ‘just right’. Though, don’t expect this knife to be pocket jewelry straight out of the box – there are mods to fix that.