The Benchmade Freek 560BK-1 is the highly developed version of the original Benchmade Freek. To make it even sturdier and more appealing Benchmade upgraded the materials used. For that reason the knife already got the nickname of 'Super Freek'.
The blade on this amazing EDC pocket knife is made from CPM M4 steel. A type of tool steel that retains its sharpness well. M4 is also really tough and, when compared to other types of super steel, relatively easy to sharpen. The only thing you need to pay attention to is rust: CPM M4 isn't corrosion resistant. To counterbalance this Benchmade enhanced the blade with a black Cerakote coating. This coating was originally developed to finish firearms. As such you know that it is also strong enough for a knife.
Benchmade exchanged the budget option of Versaflex for G10 to produce the handle. And not just any type of G10: layered G10 with grey and black layers, with a thick integrated red liner. This adds some weight, but also ensures that the Benchmade Super Freek feels a little more solid.
You open the Benchmade Feeek with the double thumb stud and Benchmade's famous Axis lock locks the blade when opened. This combination is perfect because it can be used by both left and right-handed users. The pocket clip can namely be placed on both sides of the handle.
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