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Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by miltmaldo, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Hi guys been looking at the 531 for a while now . I haven't seen a lot of people edc it . Looks like a great edc knife very light different than most knives looks more like an OTF knife . Square not your curved handle knife we are use to seeing . The blade looks sweet .

    Looking for opinion on the knife . What you like and dislike about the knife . Thanks
  2. Lord_Balkan


    Aug 25, 2016
    It is very light. So light that I wish it was heavier. I personally like a little heft so I wish it had stainless steel liners inbetween the g10. I'm sure it is pretty strong for being so light but it almost feels fragile to me. It is really nice though, the blade is useful and aesthetically pleasing. It is perfect for light to medium EDC tasks.
  3. jlhoffman74

    jlhoffman74 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    For me its the perfect edc and my favorite Benchmade, I use both the 530 and 531. Its a great slicer, and its very lightweight, disappears in my pocket. I have used it for edc, kayaking, hiking/camping, garden work, and food prep. The 531 G10 handles felt fragile almost brittle to me at first, but the more I use it they take a beating, very tough stuff. I highly recommend one! Its not used for bushcraft or batoning, its made for slicing and it does it well.
  4. P_Meticulous


    Apr 28, 2013
    Absolutely nothing. :)

    It's my favorite urban EDC from BKC. Small, lightweight, unobtrusive, and scalpel sharp (I reprofiled/stropped my non-Gold 531's to 17° - bottom pic's)





  5. billym


    Jan 8, 2006
    Several of us love the 530/531 models. Great slim EDC.
  6. StuntDouble


    Apr 26, 2004

    I love that 530/531 Frankenstein. If Benchmade produced that, I'd already have one.
  7. P_Meticulous


    Apr 28, 2013

    I really want BKC to add the 531 to the custom shop with different scale/steel options! I'd have so many variations lol.. Maybe it's a good thing they don't already haha
  8. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    My wife and I like ours. I carry mine in a suit sometimes because it's so lightweight.

  9. jkarp_53


    May 25, 2006
    While some would carry larger models, the original 440C bladed 530 was my first Benchmade. What I liked about it carries over to this generation's version, in my case the REI 531-1501. In the forest green G-10 with a more robust drop point, it's a serious slicer in a lightweight package, and well just looks great. With open spacers and an S30V blade it's a winner and recommended. :thumbup:



  10. tbenedict


    Feb 9, 2010
    Love my 530, particularly in shorts. I do wish it had the drop point, but it is a heck of a slicer as is. Never sharpened mine, just stropped. The deep clip they will send you is nice.
  11. tokerblue


    May 1, 2010
    I wish they would do a production version with M390.
  12. vanslem6


    Oct 4, 2014


    I need to get a different clip for it, but otherwise I'm a big fan.
  13. DMS1


    Jan 16, 2007
    x1 I would be in for sure!

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