Thin is in with Benchmade's sub-two-ounce folder. The 530 Pardue Lightweight Folding Knife perfectly for inconspicuous everyday carry.
The 530 Pardue Lightweight Folding Knife is a perfect little pocket protector with all the practical beauty of a Benchmade. There's no extra bulk here; this slender, solidly built knife is all business and no play. The modified spear point blade is crafted from premium-grade American made 154CM stainless steel to deliver dependable cutting performance, great corrosion resistance, and a razor-sharp cutting edge right out of the box. Just slide it out of your pocket and flick the thumb stud with one hand to instantly open the 3.25” modified spear-point blade. Benchmade’s patented AXIS® system will lock the blade securely in place until you slide the ambidextrous button on the handle to release the blade and flick it closed. The knife's just over 4” long when closed and less than 2 oz., but this elegantly engineered knife is ready for heavy problems in a flash. But it’s the unique, ultra-thin Grivory® nylon polymer scale grips that make it easy to hold onto and really give this great little knife its edge. Double 420J Stainless Steel liners add strength and exceptional dimensional stability, while the reversible pocket clip lets you carry the knife on whichever side you prefer. Like all Benchmade Black Class Knives, the 530 was designed, developed, and tested for serious duty.
- Razor sharp 3-1/4” spear-point blade of premium grade 154CM stainless steel
- Modified Shear-Point blade style with 58-60HRC blade hardness
- Patented AXIS ambidextrous system lets you flick the knife open or lock it fast with either hand
- Grivory® handle scales with 420J stainless steel liners for added strength and rigidity
- Reversible pocket clip for comfortable carry on either side
- Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
- This Mel Pardue design is made in the USA
- Blade Length: 3.25''
- Blade Thickness: 0.090''
- Handle Thickness: 0.370''
- Weight: 1.88oz.
- Clip: Reversible Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS
- Overall Length: 7.42"
- Closed Length: 4.17"
- Class: Blue
Please Note: It is the customer’s responsibility to be aware of any federal, state, or local restrictions and regulations that may apply when purchasing and carrying a knife.
About the reversible carry clip
The carry clip has been installed on the right side (or non-Benchmade logoed side of blade) of AXIS knife products for right side pocket carry. If you prefer to clip-carry the knife in the left side pocket, it is important that you remount the carry clip on the other side of the knife handle. This is recommended for ideal access and optimum user safety.
About the AXIS locking mechanism
A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS® has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100-percent ambidextrous design, AXIS® gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners, and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS® bar itself.