The result of overwhelming feedback, the Bugout has been scaled down in the form of the new 533 Mini Bugout. The AXIS lock, dual thumb studs and reversible pocket clip make the knife usable for right and left handers. [BLACK FRIDAY] Benchmade 531 Pardue AXIS Folding Knife 3.25" Satin Plain Blade, G10 Handles. Its thin, light, and sharp as fudge. The Pardue 530 features a satin finished blade with a plain cutting edge. Buy @ Amazon Buy @ BladeHQ Benchmade is chock full of marquis designs, such as the Griptilian and the 940 , but the Mel Pardue 530 never quite reached the popularity as those two giants for several reasons. But make no mistake this a serious piece of everyday carry with a Benchmade blade of premium CPM-S30V stainless steel and a handle fashioned from 6061-T6 aluminum. I'd recommend this knife to a family member or friend without hesitation. Those familiar with Pardue will recognize him as the designer of the Griptilian. 531 Benchmade PARDUE AXIS Folding Knife Benchmade. That something has been found in the 531 series, featuring G10 handles. The 530’s blade i… The 531 is a light-use EDC knife aimed at the mid to higher end market, consistent with many of the other Benchmade offerings. While much appreciated its also this little attention to detail that really starts to add up and benefiting the total value proposition. Black Friday Benchmade AUTO Stryker Folding Knife 3.6" Black Combo Tanto Blade, Aluminum Handles - 9101SBK For Sale. Delica has an every so slightly longer handle, yet shorter blade. I love this knife for discreet carry (other than it needs a deep carry pocket clip). The black and gray herringbone pattern G-10 handle helps keep the knife's weight down but maintains its durability. The slim profile of the handle, blade, and pocket clip make this really easy to carry. Blade centering may favor one side by a slight hair but very nearly perfect. This Blue Class folder utilizes Benchmade's AXIS system which provides fluid action and a rock sold lockup and is opened with the minimized ambidextrous dual thumb stud design. It's extremely light and thin - it's roughly the size of a Delica. Plus, this AXIS lock is unique in that pulling back on the lock deploys the blade 1/3-1/2 out, one of the fastest deploying AXIS lock knives. I purchased this knife because of the size and weight. Check out this knife, it is the Benchmade Pardue Pocket Knife. Free shipping. Available in two different colorways, the Mini Bugout maintains the same material configuration as its full-sized counterparts in a 1.5 oz package. A rugged version of the 530 and while not as light because of the G10 handle scales this one is every bit as slim and much more rigid. 531 is also slightly thinner. The REI exclusive Benchmade Pardue 531-1501 is a upgrade from the Benchmade Pardue 531. Im happy to note that the fit and finish of materials are very good. Description BM531BK: 531BK AXIS | Pardue Design BenchmadeThe ultimate lightweight carry now comes with G10 or molded handles.The Model 531 is based on the Mel Pardue designed Model 350. By using this site, you accept our. The 531 is a manual knife that can be opened and closed with either hand. Really love the axis lock. Open or closed its a lightweight beauty and with the no-nonsense reverse tanto folding blade it allows you t… Benchmade 531BK For sale at the Best Price Online at XGA in TX. Almost gone . ... NEW Benchmade 551-1 Griptilian G10 Handle CPM-20CV Folding Knife Axis Pardue. Buy Benchmade 531 Pardue Axis Folding Knife in Stock, on Sale at the Benchmade Experts! Its no wonder they are discontinuing the 530, this blade is just about perfect! Specifications Nice. This knife has an awesome blade shape that plays a huge role of knife performance. As is typical with Benchmade knives slight gimping is provided at the thumb ramp. Model: 531 Pardue AXIS mechanism, manual opening 3.25" blade length 7.42" open length 4.17" closed length Plain edge Satin finish I've carried it for years now. Neither the 556 or 940 operate quite the same. The Benchmade 940 Series Osborne Axis Lock knife is a hard-working EDC blade with a simple design while the Benchmade 551 Griptilian Axis Lock knife adds some aesthetic flair to the tough construction. Under the hood this knife shares some similar design traits with the Griptilian: reinforced plastic handles, partial liners, and the use of 154CM steel. In hand a standard pistol grip grasp will take some getting used to as the coffin shaped handle scales will require a slight readjustment. Ive found it to be most comfortable when one side of the handle scales are place flat against the palm. Its hard for some to get their head around the 940 from Benchmade. 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