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Benchmade 551BKSN Griptilian 3.45" Black Drop Point Plain Blade, Sand Handles

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Part Number: BM551BKSN
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM551BKSN: 551BKSN Drop Point Griptilian
Benchmade
 
The Griptilian is born of custom knife maker Mel Pardue's passion for functional designs. You release the creature's ferocity with a thumb stud. At the very heart of the Griptilian, is the exclusive AXIS™ locking mechanism. This modern marvel gives life to a cutting tool like you have never experienced before, especially in a lightweight folder. Rock-solid ambidextrous function is sure to tame the most die-hard of traditionalists. And you can grab onto the lightweight, injection molded handle with its grip-textured surface and rib covered spine that grabs you right back for a "can't let go" grip. The Model 551 also comes with a reversible carry-clip for right or left side carry.

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Features
  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Opener
  • Lightweight Molded Handle
  • Drop Point Blade Shape
  • 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.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.45"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Blade Material: BK1 Coated 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: 551 Modified Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 3.25oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.07"
  • Closed Length: 4.62"
  • Class: Blue
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953127978

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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.
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5 out of 5
Brian
Sunny SoCal
Aug 26, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Open Action is Smooth as Silk
This is the first Benchmade that I've actually owned and I must say, it turned around my views of their knives. The action on this thing is silky smooth and the blade arrived exceptionally sharp. Their patented locking mechanism is solid and easy to operate and the scales provide a very grippy surface. My only gripe(s) has to do with the clip. Mine isn't all that snug when clipped to my pocket and it is slightly loose at the screws. Worse still, I can't find my Torx set so I can tighten it up. I definitely won't hesitate to purchase another Benchmade in the future.
5 out of 5
Bka
Virginia Beach, Va
Mar 17, 2013
Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Benchmade 551BKSN Griptilian
Amazing knife, simple and solid.
5 out of 5
Dave
Canada
Jan 22, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
incredible knife
Came razor sharp out of the box. pretty fast deployment. just by holding it in the hand you know its quality. no knife come close from benchmade products.
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