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Benchmade 531 Pardue AXIS Folding Knife 3.25" Satin Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM531
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
Retail Price: $155.00
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BM531: 531 AXIS | Pardue Design
The Benchmade Mel Pardue Axis is a great lightweight EDC, but with a Zytel handle it always seemed to be missing something. That something has been found in the 531 series, featuring G10 handles. It looks great, feels great, and functions great!

The ultimate lightweight carry now comes with G10 or molded handles. The Model 531 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 531.
  • AXIS locking mechanism 
  • Modified drop-point blade; ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener 
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC) 
  • Black and gray herringbone pattern G10 handle scales 
  • Reversible tip-up pocket clip
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.090"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.370"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point w/ Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 2.10 oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.42"
  • Closed Length: 4.17"
  • Made in USA
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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2 out of 5
Nov 20, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material
Not for everyone
For good benchmade knife im will to accept the price point but this knife comes with to many let downs that I think the price should be a little lower by half .the knife has to many hot spots and the axis lock is smoother on other models . my axis lock sticks as well like another guy posted . I'm going to return it and get a different benchmade
5 out of 5
Jan 09, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Best EDC for me yet. I have a lot of blafes and this knife doesn't leave my side. So thin, light, and easy to carry I even wear it at the gym. Fast one hand open AND close. Handle edges are a little sharp but don't let that scare you from buying it. Everyday carry perfection!
3 out of 5
Dan P.
Issaquah, Wa
May 08, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Lock Ease of Use
Nice knife marred by some disappointments
This is the first Benchmade that I haven't loved right out of the box. I'm judging it by my own high expectations (and the price!) of BM knives though, so it's coming off worse than it would otherwise. This is a very light knife for its size, and very slender so makes a good EDC - just the right size to be useful and usable. Blade is typically excellent and honed to perfection. It's almost a full flat grind so good for slicing, but sturdy enough for tougher tasks. A few fails, though. The G10 scales on the handle aren't as smooth and chamfered at the edge as I would like, giving it a cheap and unfinished feel, making it less comfortable and having some slip potential. The gimping on the back of the handle might as well not be there and definitely doesn't aid grip. The knife opens easily enough but the thumb stud is narrower and less ergonomic than my other BMs and doesn't feel as good - I'd much prefer one that matches the stud in the axis lock mechanism. The lock itself is the standard and excellent axis. It's works well, and there's no play in the blade when open. However, the lock itself isn't smooth and sticks in the open position, making one-handed closing a chore. Maybe I just got a manufacturing dud, because I know that the Axis lock is an excellent design and normally works like a charm.
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