Benchmade has been busy preparing for 2009 and their single-edge “Infidel” (shown above) auto leads the way. A new out-the-front automatic uses a S30V stainless blade just shy of 4 inches and has an ambidextrous thumb slide for opening and closing. If that wasn’t good enough, they have also added a pair of spring-assisted models, the “Barrage” and the “Mini-Barrage.” These knives are the first assisted-opening knives to use their time-proven AXIS lock system. They are available with either a 3.95-inch or 2.91-inch 154CM stainless blade. Anyone looking for an elegant everyday carry knife may want to see the “Nagara.” The 3 ¼-inch blade is a drop point utility style using Benchmade’s Nak-Lok system and Titanium handle scales. Click the thumbnails below to see each of the new models.