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Benchmade 551S Griptilian 3.45" Satin Drop Point Combo Blade, Black Handles

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Part Number: BM551S
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM551S: 551S 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: 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: 610953115500

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
Ryan
Chico, Ca
Sep 27, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Knife!
I love this knife. Nice weight for an EDC and it came out razor sharp. To prove it I now have a bald spot on my arm. I always trust Benchmade and they haven't let me down with their quality. Very happy with my purchase and the service was excellent. It arrived a day before it was suppose to which was a nice surprise. Will definitely buy from Knifecenter again!
5 out of 5
Tom
VA
Apr 06, 2010
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Great Knife!
Nearly everything about this knife is perfect. It's lightweight for the size of the blade, has an excellent grip, and is very sharp! My only complaint is that the pocket clip is painted black which if it's anything like my other knives with a black pocket clip the paint will start to wear away in no time. Still gave it 5 stars because I am just that impressed.
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