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Benchmade 530 Pardue AXIS Folder 3.25" Satin Plain Blade, Grivory Handles

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Part Number: BM530P
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
Retail Price: $115.00
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Description
BM530P: 530 Pardue
Benchmade
 
The Model 530 is based on the Mel Pardue designed Model 350. The basic looks are the same with the spear point blade and coffin style handle design but, the AXIS lock was incorporated for added performance function. The overall design was slimmed down for a low profile, low drag carry, and the weight is still incredibly light. So if you liked the Model 350, you're going to love the Model 530.
Features
  • AXIS locking mechanism 
  • Spear-point blade; ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener 
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC) 
  • Grivory handle scales 
  • Reversible tip-up pocket clip
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.090"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.370"
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Spear-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 1.88oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.42"
  • Closed Length: 4.17"
  • Class: Blue
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953119454

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Barnes P.
Tucson, Arizona
Nov 14, 2014
Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Review of Benchmade 530 Pardue AXIS folder
I always carry a pocket knife. I have 3 knives and I will carry one of those 3 every day. I like the Pardue 530 because it is light and compact. It is in my pocket when I go places that might not appreciate a knife clipped to the top of my pants pocket. The Pardue is well made, and has reliable a locking mechanism which is simple to operate. I am very pleased with the knife and would recommend it to anyone who needs a good pocket knife.
5 out of 5
Stu
Sydney Australia
Jul 19, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
Elegant and Practical
I own a lot of knives from a variety of companies. At this price point the 530 stands above the pack. Quality, light weight, practical. An elegant design.
4 out of 5
Gary
Albany
Jul 18, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip
Useful ultralight
Strikingly thin and light, but every bit a good Benchmade knife. In simple terms that means a well built, extremely sharp knife. Blade profile and quality is great, thin, flat, razor sharp. I bought this because of its overall (handle) thickness and use it as a backup knife usually worn in a waistband, but it would work well in a pocket. The clip is a little small and tight to be used in a boot. The odd part of this knife for me is the location of the clip, being mounted at the other end of the handle from knives that don't have the AXIS locking system. I'm not comfortable using this system yet, but that is only a matter of time. For my hand size, I would have like the handle to be about 3/4" longer. Bottom line -It has a few things I"m not crazy about but if I lose it, I will buy another.
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