Benchmade Mel Pardue Limited Edition
Benchmade Mel Pardue Limited Edition Axis Lock
Benchmade releases a limited edition for their dealers every year. The number we end up with depends upon how much we have ordered and so we have a bunch of these. They are a classic Mel Pardue design with a D-2 tool steel blade and Axis locking system. Only 700 were made and each has a unique number on the blade. Here is what Benchmade has to say about them:
A bold statement of form and function. The exclusive AXIS locking mechanism makes blade function safe, simple and 100-percent ambidextrous. Handles are machined of aluminum for nominal weight and nearly indestructible last. They are shaped to conform to the hand comfortably while filling the grip for “can-do” performance. A steel carry-clip is secured into threaded stainless steel inserts and is movable to either handle side. The AXIS lock is totally ambidextrous and allows for easy one-handed opening and closing of the blade without your fingers ever being in the path of the blade. The design is very intuitive to operate with little or no instruction needed on how the lock functions. Each knife is individually numbered, “Limited Edition, XX of 700.”
*Only 700 made
* Blade Length: 3.25″
* Overall Length: 7.62″
* Closed Length: 4.37″
* Made in USA
* Blade Steel: D2 Steel
* Handle Material: Aluminum