Custom Knives & Makers, Industry News / New Products RIP Mel Pardue Source: Benchmade View Linked Article 1 Tags: Benchmade Mel Pardue Obituary 1 Comment Reply cmeat January 24, 2022 9:57 am i’ve a couple minigrips with modded wharny blades, love them, a 154 and a d2, one with a round hole, one oval. my pal has a mel benchmade auto spearpoint from thirty years ago. i cleaned it for him and must have lost some bits for the safety lock detent. they cut my query short and said, “if it comes back in a ziplock, it’s thirty bucks. if it comes back assembled it’s free.” nice folks. had to register as a first responder to ship an auto across staid lions. man, all those fiddly bits in there. contact spray and compressed air from now on. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.