Benchmade 15400 HUNT - Mel Pardue Hunter - Drop Point CPM-S30V Blade
Research projects, R&D lab tests and many miles of field research provided the foundation for the design and development of Benchmade HUNT. Built from advanced materials usually reserved for spaceships and surgical equipment, these technologically advanced hunting knives provide refined performance and rugged durability.
To most hunters edge retention is the most important feature. The better the edge retention, the less you have to sharpen a knife while field dressing. This is one of the primary reasons the CPM-S30V was selected for the HUNT line. The standard test used to indicate edge retention is the CATRA test. This test measures initial cutting depth as well as edge retention over many cuts. CPM-S30V performs near the top of premium hunting steels in this test. CPM-S30V has a very uniform grain structure so there are no weak points in the blade, increasing the consistency of strength over other non-powder blade metals.
Corrosion resistance is paramount to a reliable outdoor blade. There are not many things more damaging or irrevocable than rust. CPM-S30V is a TRUE stainless steel. CPM-S30V has a significant advantage over other carbon steels for outdoor use. In fact, lab tests showed that after being exposed to a corrosive environment for 96 hours CPM-S30V out performed D2 by 619%.
The first custom collaboration in the Benchmade HUNT line, the Mel Pardue Hunter brings years of hunting experience and practicality to the design of this all-around hunting fixed blade with bushcraft in its blood.
- Blade Steel: CPM-S30V
- Blade Shape: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Micarta
- Blade Length: 3.48" (88 mm)
- Overall Length: 7.96" (202 mm)
- Blade Thickness: .132" (3.35 mm)
- Handle Thickness: 0.57" (14.48 mm)
- Sheath Material: Leather
- Weight: 5.08 oz. (144 g)
- Made In: U.S.A.