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About the product
A combat legend receives significant ergonomic and performance upgrades. Faster. Better. Stronger. Made in USA.

Designer: Benchmade
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.72" (9.45cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.124" (3.149mm)
Open Length: 8.72" (22.15cm)
Closed Length: 5.00" (12.70cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.63" (16.00mm)

Manual-opening
Mechanism: AXIS®
Weight: 6.10oz. (173.20g)

Automatic-opening
Mechanism: Auto AXIS® lock with integrated safety
Weight: 6.32oz. (179.20g)
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Additional Information

Blade Style/Shape Drop-point
Clip Type Deep-Carry
Clip Position Reversible Tip-Up
Glass Breaker No
Handle Material 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum
Lanyard Hole Yes
MOLLE Compatible Yes
Sheath Type No
Use Tactical

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A review from: Kyle
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I got my Mel Pardue Presidio shortly before going overseas in 2007 and I've carried it nearly every day since then. Like everyone else, I've used the butt of the knife as a makeshift hammer, and the blade as a screwdriver and a pry-bar. On three occasions, I've gone to an airport to catch a flight, forgotten it was on my belt until after I checked my bag, and had to mail it to myself. Two weeks ago I sent it in to Benchmade for the first time, after reading about the LifeSharp program. Of course, it had gotten a little less sharp over the intervening decade, and the opening-assist action was worn out and wouldn't fully open the blade on its own anymore. I just got it back in the mail today. The blade is razor sharp again, and when activated the action opens the blade so quickly it'll almost jump out of your hand if you're not holding on tight :) Cost for the sharpening and refurbishment? $0. What else could you possibly want from a knife or a knife-maker?
A review from: Hunter
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A heavier feel knife for those of us who want some meat behind our blade. Feels fantastic in the hand and has a great balance. 10/10
A review from: Mark
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Love it and highly recommend it for EDC. My fist Benchmade was issued from supply in Iraq in 04. I've carried one, in one form or another, ever since. Looks great, feels great in the hand, positive lock and smooth action.
A review from: runtaylor
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You get your money worth! Stout, tough, extremely sharp and the tactical look is imposing. This knife is heavy, but not overly. I use it as an EDC, with no issues. The only drawback is the black powder paint chips off the attached pocket clip. That was resolved when Benchmade sent me a polish steel clip - n/c. Thanks Benchmade.
A review from: The Annoyed Man
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This is my 4th Benchmade knife. The other three are a 940-2 Osborne (my EDC), a 183 Contego Fixed Blade (my general purpose bushcraf/tactical knife), and a 7 Hook (in my medical bag for cutting off boots and such). I have been consistently impressed with the build quality, the quality of the steels used, the sharpness of the blades, and the design/appeal to the eye. Benchmade makes beautiful knives at a price point that, while not cheap, are a real value for what you get.

So when I decided to buy a “hard use” folder, I had originally set my heart on a 810 Contego folder to match my fixed blade Contego because I really like the look of that reverse tanto blade. But them my son (who has a serious Benchmade fetish) showed me his 570 Presidio II, I was sold, and I ordered one for myself. I bought mine second hand, but in like brand new condition. It’s a First Production knife - #514 of 1000. When my Presidio II showed up in today’s mail, I was not disappointed. This is a big, beefy, rugged knife for a pocket folder. The Axis action is smooth as butter and it locks up like a bank vault.The blade itself looks thick enough to take a beating, without looking like an abalone pry-bar. And like all Benchmade knives, the cutting edge is scary sharp.

If you buy this knife, you will not be disappointed.
A review from: Will
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This knife is an amazingly durable large folder. The wide-angle drop point tip is exceptionally strong and more than up to any prying or otherwise abusive tasks. The jimping is adequate (both with and without gloves), and isn't too aggressive for thrusting into hard material. The rather neutral handle geometry fits the hand well both in standard and reverse gripping positions. In hand, the overall weight and rigidity at the pivot inspires a lot of confidence in the blade.

I do think this knife could really benefit from some G10 handle scales in place of the aluminum ones for some really serious grip. I would suggest purchasing a standard pocket clip if you'll be using this knife primarily with gloves, as pulling it in and out of pocket with the deep-carry clip when wearing gloves isn't ideal.
A review from: Larry G
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I usually carry a mini-Griptillian (MG) or mini-Barrage (MB) for EDC, but lost my mini-Griptillian last week somehow (clipped inside a pocket). I didn't carry the MB as much because I worried that the assisted MB could be easier to accidentally open in a pocket when it's not locked, because the blade can move without pulling the axis-lock and it might snap open in a pocket, but when locked it could slow my ability to engage with an attacker if I have to also flick a safety off with my thumb arthritis. I actually had a Gerber open up on me like that in a back pocket once, when the safety was broken (it now lives in a sheath in my backpack to prevent accidental opening).

However, my Presidio 5000SBK automatic can't be opened without pulling the axis lock down, and the axis-lock is stiff enough that I believe that I'll be able to carry it clipped inside a pocket without the safety on, for quick access.

The MB also likes to snap closed without warning under the force of the spring when I'm closing it and I reach the 80-90% closed mark, so it's easy for it to cut your palm if the meat of your palm gets between the mostly closed blade and the handle (once was enough, thank you superglue). But the Presidio automatic doesn't snap closed suddenly under the force of the spring when you've got it closed most of the way.

My main complaint is that the Presidio is somewhat heavy at over 6oz (about 2x the weight of my MG) but offering an option of the G10 grip could have made it much lighter. And, although I found mine in a local store with the coated serrated blade, it's made of 154CM instead of the S30V that I was expecting per the Benchmade webpage specs.

I'll have to keep my MB or my Northfork G10 with me when I travel to areas that outlaw automatics, but this will likely become my EDC due to my arthritis in both thumbs. I really don't see a big difference between an assisted folder and an automatic folder that would make them outlaw the auto in some states that still allow the assisted version. It's a silly distinction.

However, due to the weight I would not buy the Presidio for EDC if it hadn't been an automatic - I'd stick with some variation of mini or full size Griptillian and Barrage, or the Northfork or Adamas 275 folders with G10 grips.
A review from: Robert
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Great knifes, the only ones I own. Camping, backcountry, and everyday use.
A review from: Randy
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My second Benchmade knife. Have the CLA but wanted something smaller but with the same feel. This is that knife. Like the CLA, this knife feels like a knife should feel. When you reach for it in your pocket, your hand wraps around the the scales to form the perfect fit. Easy opening but the blade doesn't even think of moving due to the extremely solid locking mechanism. The right size for everyday carry and that Benchmade quality and guarantee cannot be beat. Plus the weight erases any doubt that this is designed to be used, not kept in a box at home. My new everyday knife.
A review from: Eric
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I use knives everyday at work for general usage, and this knife does a great job. Very sturdy, has a good weight, and locks in position with no sway. Great beginners knife, that I also carry around for self defense. Recommended for people who need a sturdy daily knife that doesn't want to break the bank.