The perfect combination of speed and strength is the core of the Benchmade 580 Barrage. The Barrage's blade is made from 154CM stainless steel and features the Axis locking mechanism. The Barrage also features AXIS assist spring assisted opening to allow fast deployment when needed. The Barrage is the first to feature the AXIS Assist. They offer quick, one-handed opening and can be operated equally with either hand.