Benchmade 531 AXIS Pardue - 3.25" Plain Edge 154CM Blade - Black/Grey G-10 Handle

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Benchmade Model 531 AXIS Pardue

"Thin is in" with this amazing folder that weighs in just over 2 ounces - 2.1 ounces to be exact. Lock-up is assured with the über reliable AXIS® locking mechanism. The MDP (Modified spear-point) blade with ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener opens smoothly and quickly. The 3.25" blade is made from 154CM stainless steel (58-60HRC). This new version features Black/Gray herringbone G-10 scales with 420J stainless steel liners. Blackened reversible steel pocket clip.

  • Category End Use: EDC/Tactical/Military/Law Enforcement
  • Blade Steel: 154CM
  • Rc Hardness: 58-60
  • Blade Style: Modified Spear-Point
  • Handle Material: Black/Gray G-10 Scales
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Length Open: 7.42"
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.090"
  • Length Closed: 4.17"
  • Weight: 2.1 oz.
  • Made in: U.S.A.

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  • 4
    A very nice smallish, light EDC

    Posted by Scott on Sep 12th 2014

    This was my first Benchmade knife. First of all, I'm not at all disappointed in the quality. Very nice stuff.

    The scales are a weird, worn-looking, greyish color. Why not ... black?

    I have no complaints about the blade; it's a nice design, and (literally) shaving sharp out of the box. It arrived sharper than I believe any of my (many) Spydercos ever have. You can't ask for more.

    As it turns out, I'm not a huge fan of the thumb stud. Messing around with it for awhile left me with a sore thumb and missing my Spydie hole. This probably won't be a problem during regular use.

    It doesn't feel great in the hand. The heel, which flares out, digs into the palm somewhat. The area where my forefinger rests isn't very accommodating, either. There's no thumb ramp. If you like the way a Spyderco Stretch (which has a nearly-identical usable blade length) feels in the hand, you won't love this.

    Despite all this, I do like it. It's a highly usable blade in a very lightweight package. It's shorter, closed, than a Spyderco Delica, but has a significantly longer blade. When I'm wearing sweatpants or something like that, I can't stand having a heavy knife pulling them down on one side. This is a great option to have.