Mel Pardue Custom FTR Folding Knife 3.05" S30V Blade, Black Micarta Handles - GF

Part #: MPKGFS30VL | Mel Pardue Custom Knives


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MPKGFS30VL: Custom FTR Folding Knife

Mel Pardue Custom Knives

Mel Pardue has been a mainstay in the knife industry for more than forty years and is currently serving as Vice President of the Knifemakers Guild. His name is well known for some of his great Benchmade designs including some of their longest running production models; the Griptilian, Presidio, and Model 530. Mel trained under the tutelage of the late, great Frank Centofante and credits Frank with much of his success within the custom and production knife industries. We have been selling Mel Pardue designs for years here at the KnifeCenter, now we're glad to finally have some handmade pieces from this living legend.

The Model FTR is a utilitarian everyday carry folder Mel has been making for years. This classic pocket knife design has a 3.05" drop point S30V blade and beautiful Micarta scales. They are attached to titanium liners with Torx screws and the pivot can be adjusted with a Phillips or flathead screwdriver. The maker's mark can be found on the interior of the stainless steel backspacer and the single thumb stud provides smooth, fast opening action. This is a perfect little high-end utility knife for dressed up occasions, handmade in the USA by one of the best around.


  • Blade Length: 3.05"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.85"
  • Closed Length: 4.05"
  • Overall Length: 7.10"
  • Blade Material: S30V
  • Blade Thickness: 0.103"
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Black Micarta
  • Handle Thickness: 0.47"
  • Liner Material: Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner
  • Pivot Assembly: Bronze Washers
  • Pocket Clip: None 
  • Weight: 2.8 oz.
  • Designer: Mel Pardue
  • Handmade in the USA
Custom Made Knife
Custom Made Knife Custom knives are hand made in shops around the world. These will typically be extremely high quality and one of a kind pieces meticulously built by the craftsman.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
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