Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Great EDC from Benchmade
I've carried the 530 Pardue for about 4 yrs. This new model maintains the thin profile and light weight, while taking things up a step. Better quality blade steel. And though very similar handle, the bottom curve gives a more secure grip in the hand. Love the Axis lock system. One hand opening and closing always a plus. And the new, shorter clip makes for better deep pocket wear than the 530 did. I'm really happy with this new iteration.