Custom FTR Folding Knife
Mel Pardue Custom Knives
Mel Pardue has been a mainstay in the knife industry for more than forty years and is currently serving as Vice President of the Knifemakers Guild. His name is well known for some of his great Benchmade designs including some of their longest running production models; the Griptilian, Presidio, and Model 530. Mel trained under the tutelage of the late, great Frank Centofante and credits Frank with much of his success within the custom and production knife industries. We have been selling Mel Pardue designs for years here at the KnifeCenter, now we're glad to finally have some handmade pieces from this living legend.
The Model FTR is a utilitarian everyday carry folder Mel has been making for years. This classic pocket knife design has a 3.05" drop point S30V blade and beautiful Micarta scales. They are attached to titanium liners with Torx screws and the pivot can be adjusted with a Phillips or flathead screwdriver. The maker's mark can be found on the interior of the stainless steel backspacer and the single thumb stud provides smooth, fast opening action. This is a perfect little high-end utility knife for dressed up occasions, handmade in the USA by one of the best around.