Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Benchmade REI 530 Ltd. Ed.
Wow! Pretty cool! Benchmade has taken their good old 530 lightweight axis lock knife and given it nice blue Grivory (thermoplastic, sorta like zytel) handles. It was originally designed by Mel Pardue I believe, but they've made some changes over the years and made it their own, if I'm not mistaken, just like they did with the Stryker, the first version being designed by Allen Elishewitz. It's (the blue 530) available only through REI, and retails for $130 USD to $145 USD, depending on blade configuration. You can order online at REI, or check out the remodeled 530 at Benchmade.com