Benchmade is renowned for their outstanding collection of quality knives including the Barrage and Adamas. The company has now released two smaller versions of both knives, the Mini-Barrage and the Mini-Adamas. Either of these two will make an awesome Every Day Carry solution.

The Mini-Barrage reviewed here is model 585-03, part of their Blue Class. Originally designed by Warren Osborne, this new version features a Blue Canyon Richlite handle, CPM-S30V blade, and the robust AXIS Assistance with integrated safety. MSRP $300.

The Mini-Adamas is model 273FE-2, Black Class. Olive Drab G10 handle, CPM Cruwear steel blade, and AXIS Lock. MSRP $290.

Comparison in size and weight between the two:

I have been carrying the Mini-Barrage for several weeks now and really like it. I normally utilize the clip in either my left front or back right pocket. The Mini-Barrage is light enough that I forget all about it until I reach into a pocket. The Mini-Adamas will likely go into my hunting backpack.

The Mini-Barrage and Mini-Adamas are both high quality knives featuring premium steel. The Mini-Barrage is a flashy knife while the Mini-Adamas is more of a workhorse. I can strongly recommend either.

Many people may not be familiar with the Benchmade Lifesharp Guarantee. Benchmade will, for the life of the knife, re-sharpen your knife for free. This includes cleaning, oiling, adjusting, and sharpening.

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