Benchmade 530 Pardue pocket knife, Plain Edge, Grivory Handles, AXIS Lock

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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.

Brand: Benchmade
Model Number: 530
Catalog Number: 5620
Closed Length 4.17 inches
Blade Length 3.250 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (154CM)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Spear Point
Lock Type AXIS lock
Handle Material Noryl GTX
Total Length 7.42 inches
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 1.88 ounces
Handle Color Black
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Customer Reviews

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By Neil W. from New York
December 23, 2016

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.

By Earl M. from Torrance, CA
April 21, 2008

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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