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


Retail Price: $175.00 | You Save: $26.25 (15%)
Part #: BM531BK | Benchmade Knives
BM531BK: 531BK 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
Nixa, Missouri
Dec 27, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: None
Gift for Christmas
Gift for Christmas & receiver was so excited. Love this knife is made in USA, awesome detail on handle & it can be adjusted for left hand which was needed. Nice addition, perfect size & weight to carry in pocket.
4 out of 5
Jan 02, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
The blade shape is different
I have always liked Mel Pardue designs. They are simple and effective. I bought the 531 based on my experience with the 350 and 530 models. I especially like the 154CM steel. It takes and holds a very sharp edge. I bought the 531 because of the G10 handle, which I have found provides a much better gripping surface than Zytel. The only negative thing that I can say about this knife is that I am disappointed that they switched from the double grind spear point to a modified drop point blade shape. The new blade doesn't have the same elegance that the original had. I'm guessing that the new blade is less expensive to grind. It still has similar functionality but it has lost it's sex appeal, so to speak. Still a great knife that's well made and capable of daily hard use.
5 out of 5
Mychael Pi
Red Bluff, Ca.
Apr 24, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
High quality svelte & light
If you want a super lightweight thin pocket knife this is it. With the G10 handle it's a lot more desirable to the touch than the 530. The overall quality is top notch. I've had very high end microtech's, customs, etc. For a mere $144.00 this is a great buy. It's perfect for conceal carry with any kind of attire. It's so light and svelte you will not even be aware you are carrying it.
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