The Benchmade 560 Freek is practical pocket knife for daily use. Light in terms of weight, massive in terms of performances. A great pocket knife to become acquainted with Benchmade's American production.
The Benchmade Freek is enhanced with a massive CPM S30V steel blade. An American metallurgical type of powder steel. Sounds difficult, but it is important for you to know that this is high-tech steel with excellent properties for a pocket knife. Good sharpness retention, excellent rust resistance and pretty good to sharpen yourself. With a length of 9.5 cm you can definitely call this a large blade.
Benchmade used a relatively new type of material for the handle: Versaflex. A light-weight thermo-plastic that feels great in hand. To make sure the blade is strong enough a steel liner was placed around the pivot.
You can easily open the Freek with one hand. When opened Benchmade's famous Axis-lock keeps the blade in place. In terms of construction this pocket knife is completely symmetric. As such it is perfect for both left and right-handed use. The pocket clip is placed for right-handed use, but with the Torx T6 screwdriver you can easily change it for left-handed use.
So, are you looking for a light weighted pocket knife with a large blade for daily chores? If so the Benchmade Freek is a great choice!
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Daan Dolman, Oostwold
Monday 23 September 2019
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