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.


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