Benchmade 560 Freek


Benchmade 560 Freek

Dual durometer handles afford strength, comfort and positive grip to this versatile folder. Made in USA. 


  • Designer: Benchmade
  • Mechanism: AXIS®
  • Action: Manual-opening
  • Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
  • Blade Length: 3.60" (9.14cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.114" (2.896mm)
  • Open Length: 8.46" (21.49cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.86" (12.34cm)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.65" (16.51mm)
  • Weight: 3.72oz. (105.46g)



  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Blade Finish/Color: Satin
  • Blade Style/Shape: Drop-point
  • Clip Type: Split arrow
  • Clip Position: Reversible Tip-Up
  • Glass Breaker: No
  • Handle Material: Versaflex
  • Lanyard Hole: Yes
  • MOLLE Compatible: No
  • Sheath Type: No Sheath
  • Use: Every Day

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Benchmade Home Run!

After owning this 560 for a short time,I am astonished by its overall build quality. Benchmade did some serious work designing this Freek you can tell. It shares some lines with the legendary Griptilian, yet feels nothing like it in hand. The S30V blade( a huge upgrade !) is more substantial, nearly a full flat grind,yet the thickness of its spine allows a more robust tip, bravo Benchmade, in real world use this tip will survive. The 560 handle scales may not please everyone as it's grivory material does snag a touch while sliding the knife in jeans, however when in hand I feel it's a huge winner.I have average fingers and this knife feels nearly perfect with its slightly sticky scales nicely contoured, both regular and reverse grip are sweet. Some have complained about the lack of full steel liners, I feel this is way overstated, no way was it designed for extreme hard use or as an ultra tactical self defense knife! Keeping the Freek's weight down was clearly a priority and in fact it feels amazingly light in hand or pocket for a large folder. For my use I.E camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, general house and yard work this 560 checks all the boxes. For its price I can see this knife getting popular, the Axis lock is unmatched and flicking the blade open or closed is a breeze and you can see those phosphorus washers in use. I would say buy the Freek without hesitation, I'm thinking about the blacked out version next!

Great knife!

The "Ritter" shaped blade is what caught my eye. As an owner of several "Ritter" Griptilians, I had to give the Freek a try. I am not disappointed. The Freek is a tad larger than a regular Griptilian in both blade and handle length, though its noticeably slimmer in hand. The rubber texture is grippy and after a couple of weeks of carrying it, the Freek has grown on me. Though the handle is made of plastic with a rubber texture, it doesn't make that cheap hollow sound when flicked open as you get with a Griptilian. Its has a more solid sound and feel to it. I'm guessing the rubberized texture probably has something to do with that. Definitely will be keeping this one in my edc rotation.