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Benchmade 550HG Griptilian 3.45" Satin Plain Hollow Ground Blade, Black Noryl GTX Handles

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Part Number: BM550HG
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM550HG: 550HG Hollow Ground Griptilian
Benchmade Knives
This Griptilian model features a hollow ground 154CM blade and round thumb-hole openers. The handles are made from Noryl GTX with a reversible pocket clip for completely ambidextrous carry. With multiple blade styles, sizes and colors your Grips just got a little wilder... Grrr!

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  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Hole Opener
  • Lightweight Molded Handle
  • Hollow ground Blade
  • Multiple Configurations and Colors Available
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • 154CM: An American made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality.
  • AXIS® A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100-percent ambidextrous design, AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spanning the liners and positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar it's inertia to engage the knife tang, and as a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
  • Blade Length: 3.45"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.105"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61 HRC
  • Blade Style: Hollow ground Modified Sheepsfoot; Ambidextrous Thumb-Holes
  • Weight: 3.25 oz.
  • Clip: Reversible, Tip-Up, Black
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.07"
  • Closed Length: 4.62"
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 610953126155

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.812 (16 reviews)
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Stuart D
Austin, Tx
Sep 11, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Great knife but it was stolen.
Tool was excellent. It was stolen on 9/7/2015
5 out of 5
Apr 09, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Great mid priced carry blade
I EDC this benchmade griptilian full size around when I'm wearing cargo pants/shorts or when I have my chest pack with me. It is very light at 3.4 oz. I confirmed the weight on a food scale. If I'm at work or wearing tighter pants I will carry the rat-1 due to the smaller handle and blade. Weight is about the same between the two The griptilian came vey sharp out of the box. I was able to shave some arm hairs. With more use and sharpening, I can probably get it sharper than factory as it arrived. I have and love the thumb hole version. It opens really fast. The axis lock also allows me to close it one handed almost as fast. I bought a small pink griptilian for my wife and she appreciates the thumb hole feature also. Yes it does feel a little plasticky but I'm fine with that. I read a lot of reviews on many different knives and I knew what to expect going in. For this price point the handles are fine. They are pretty grippy. I haven't tested it out with wet hands yet
5 out of 5
Edgewater, MD
Apr 30, 2013
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Benchmade Griptilian is a classy functional knife
Benchmade produces quality knives. Form - Fit - Function Weight - Grip - Strength of Blade - Ability to hold an edge The Griptilian is the right knife to carry - if you really want a knife (pocket folder). This knife is great for the cutting functions that I want to do - and convenient for those other functions that I don't necessarily want to do, but "need" to do, when others do not cooperate. It carries "comfortably," deploys quickly, and is very sure. It has a great grip, so that it does not become "lost" during use. This is a "grown up" knife. Teach the next generation well.
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