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Benchmade 531 Pardue AXIS Folding Knife 3.25" Satin Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: BM531
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
Retail Price: $160.00
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BM531: 531 AXIS | Pardue Design
The Benchmade Mel Pardue Axis is a great lightweight EDC, but with a Zytel handle it always seemed to be missing something. That something has been found in the 531 series, featuring G10 handles. It looks great, feels great, and functions great!

The ultimate lightweight carry now comes with G10 or molded handles. The Model 531 is based on the Mel Pardue designed Model 350. The basic looks are the same with the spear point blade and coffin style handle design but, the AXIS lock was incorporated for added performance function. The overall design was slimmed down for a low profile, low drag carry, and the weight is still incredibly light. So if you liked the Model 350, you’re going to love the Model 531.
  • AXIS locking mechanism 
  • Modified drop-point blade; ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opener 
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC) 
  • Black and gray herringbone pattern G10 handle scales 
  • Reversible tip-up pocket clip
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.090"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.370"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point w/ Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 2.10 oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.42"
  • Closed Length: 4.17"
  • Made in USA
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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5 out of 5
Oct 28, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great thin light edc
This is a great edc for those who want a light discreet carry, especially if you wear slacks or light shorts. Blade is sharpened very well (phone book paper sharp) lock is smooth and solid, handle does have a few hot spots but I do not use it for carving or extended use, it's an edc, tape,envelopes,lunch ect. so it is not a issue for me. Blade pivot is butter smooth with excellent lock up and easy release, pivot was a bit to tight for my liking but took care of that and loosened it a touch. Only thing I would want different is the thumb stud but not a deal breaker. Another excellent BM to my collection, Side note to those with sticking axis lock, it will smoothen out wth some use as lock settles in.
5 out of 5
Jan 27, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Best edc I own! Light thin and smooth. I've read that some have had problems with the lock sticking but that is not the case with mine. It opens and closes one hand with ease. I have a good collection and I can't bring myself to carry anything else. Wouldn't do heavy prying with it. Sharp and great blade shape.
2 out of 5
Nov 20, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material
Not for everyone
For good benchmade knife im will to accept the price point but this knife comes with to many let downs that I think the price should be a little lower by half .the knife has to many hot spots and the axis lock is smoother on other models . my axis lock sticks as well like another guy posted . I'm going to return it and get a different benchmade
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