Benchmade Pardue Drop Point AXIS Lock Knife G-10 (3.25" Satin) 531

MSRP: $160.00
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Item #BHQ-21322


  • Overall Length:7.42"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.17"
  • Handle Thickness:0.37"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black, Gray
  • Weight:2.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Pardue
  • Model Number:531
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The 531 Pardue is ultra-lightweight and very thin, you'll hardly even know it's in your pocket. The black and gray herringbone pattern G-10 handle helps keep the knife's weight down but maintains its durability. The AXIS lock, dual thumb studs and reversible pocket clip make the knife usable for right and left handers. The Pardue 530 features a satin finished blade with a plain cutting edge.


Customer Reviews

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Great knife
Aaron P.
This is a true quality knife. I've carried it for years now. The herringbone G10 scales provide excellent grip in any situation. The slim profile of the handle, blade, and pocket clip make this really easy to carry. It's lightweight and robust. As another reviewer said... there is some patience to be had with this knife. The thumb studs aren't your ordinarily placed thumb studs. They can be a bit tough to get used to at first, but they make for lightning quick blade deployment once you become accustom. I'd recommend this knife to a family member or friend without hesitation.
Growing pains
Darrell M.
I purchased this knife because of the size and weight. It is EXTREMELY thin and light. This knife honestly disappears in your pocket. The Axis lock on this knot takes a long time to get broken in. So long that some have written negative reviews because of it. However patients is a virtue and will pay off 10 fold this knife is the first tool I pick up in the morning.
An awesome knife!!! very smooth!!
Mike T.
This knife has an awesome blade shape that plays a huge role of knife performance. It's extremely sharp, smooth G-10 handles, very good AXIS lock, EDC knife, I love it all the time !!!
Perfect quality.
Dane V.
This knife is smoother than my 556 and 940, believe it or not. The lock/detent is also different than those other two knives as well. You can pop the knife open if you pull back on the lock-studs with a bit of authority. Neither the 556 or 940 operate quite the same. It's extremely light and thin - it's roughly the size of a Delica. Delica has an every so slightly longer handle, yet shorter blade. 531 is also slightly thinner.

The only downside to this knife is that it has destroyed several pockets. The G10 isn't TOO rough, but the tension on the clip needed to be loosened, and I find that the small thumb-studs on the blade seem to puncture my pocket easily. No problems now that I am aware of it, but it was sort of annoying.

Again it's awesome knife, slices like a Delica (good), extremely light weight.
Nice Knife
Ronnie M.
Really love the axis lock. Nice. Tough. Light weight all purpose knife.