Benchmade Freek AXIS Knife Black/Red G-10 (3.6") 560BK-1
Benchmade Freek AXIS Lock Folding Knife Black/Red G-10 (3.6" Black) 560BK-1
Benchmade new 560 Freek features a black Cerakote blade made from CPM-M4 tool steel. The G-10 handle is black and gray with a red base layer.
The Benchmade 560 Freek is a reliable everyday carry knife made to tackle cutting tasks of all sorts, whether indoors or out. It features a premium CPM-M4 tool steel blade with a black Cerakote finish. The textured G-10 handles offer excellent grip, while adding a bit of flair with the red base layer and red barrel spacers.
CPM-M4 blade steel for superb edge retention and wear resistance.
Textured G-10 handles provide a comfortable, yet secure, grip.
Fully ambidextrous setup with dual thumb studs, reversible pocket clip, and AXIS® lock mechanism.
Blade Style:Drop Point
User:Right Hand, Left Hand
Country of Origin:USA
Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
Both Benchmade and Spyderco have been able to make solid knives without steel liners. The Freek has both smooth action and a solid feel; its blade is broad and offers a good slicing angle . The knife arrived sharp and without blade play. The handle is comfortable and provides good grip. The overall fit and finish are what one would expect from Benchmade (they are excellent). This is a great knife for the price, and is a top contender for EDC purposes. However, if the knife is going to get a lot of rough treatment from someone with considerable strength, you might want to step up to the Benchmade Boost, which offers a less tapered blade and steel liners. I actually think the Freek may be better for general EDC. I really like this knife, so much so that I bought one for a friend.