Benchmade 530 Pardue pocket knife, Plain Edge, Grivory Handles, AXIS Lock
The Benchmade 530 Pardue is a lightweight everyday carry knife that gets lost in your pocket until you're ready for it to spring into action.
To say it's easy to carry is an understatement. The knife only weighs 1.88 ounces and is Benchmade's lightest knife and one of their slimmest. That's amazing considering the knife has an overall length of 7.42 inches.
It all starts with the 3.25-inch spear point blade. The blade may only be a mere 2.29mm thick, but it packs a mean punch. Featuring US-made 154CM stainless steel, the blade is tough and corrosion resistance without sacrificing sharpness.
The blade engages quickly and smoothly via ambidextrous thumb studs. And thanks to Benchmade's patented AXIS locking mechanism, the blade stays securely open during even the most rigorous tasks.
Made from lightweight but durable Grivory handle scales, the coffin style handle boasts enough texture to ensure a reliable grip in all types of situations.
The 530 includes a black four-position clip, so you can carry the knife the way you want. Like all Benchmade knives, the 530 is made in the United States.
|Closed Length||4.17 inches|
|Blade Length||3.250 inches|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (154CM)|
|Lock Type||AXIS lock|
|Handle Material||Noryl GTX|
|Total Length||7.42 inches|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
|Knife Weight||1.88 ounces|
Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990 (originally founded in California in 1988). The initial knives primarily consisted of the Bali-Song knives, using a combination of outside vendors and inside processing to build finished products. And like most companies, starting out meant scarce money and big plans, using second hand equipment and limited resources.
Soon, a natural born fortitude and an undying passion to make it right and make it Benchmade, prospered into significant growth. As the product line grew so did the in-house capabilities. We began to acquire new machines and technologies including the first of several lasers, making Benchmade the first knife manufacturer to have such equipment in-house. Open minds and positive attitudes would lead to several more industry firsts over the course of the next several years.
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Consecutive years of aggressive growth led to the next logical step in 1996 when Benchmade moved into its own 35,000 sq. ft. facility. A contemporary styled building complete with all of the modern equipment and amenities necessary to manufacture what has become recognized as a higher standard of specialty cutlery.
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Wanted an all purpose drop point pocket knife that keeps its edge for everyday use that doesn't bulge the pocket. Very happy with the 530. Slim so it does not jut out from the pant pocket and is very light. Opens easily and locks securely. Also closes easily with one-handed operation on the lock release. Extremely sharp out of the box. Have lightly sharpened it a few times since but that seems to be enough to keep a nice edge. It's not long enough for really heavy duty cutting like butchering but as an every-day inconspicuous carry I really like it.
Just what I wanted. It is small and light and has pocket clip which allows me to clip in my back pocket. The handle is made out of a durable lightweight material and it is non-slip in my hand. The blade is the type I wanted and it is very sharp. I am well pleased with my purchase. I enjoy carrying it.
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