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Benchmade 556BKOD Mini-Griptilian 2.91" Black Plain Blade, Olive Drab Handles

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Part Number: BM556BKOD
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM556BKOD: 556BKOD Drop Point Mini Griptilian
Benchmade Knives
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 Griptilian also comes with a reversible carry-clip for right or left side carry.

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  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Opener
  • Grip Textured Molded Handle
  • Premium AXIS Function
  • Multiple Configurations Available
  • Stainless Steel Liners
  • Movable Carry-Clip
  • 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: 2.91"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.100"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 2.56 oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 6.78"
  • Closed Length: 3.87"
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 610953132583

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.
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Al B.
South Jersey
Mar 16, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Exceptional EDC Kinfe
I bought this knife after I purchased a Spyderco Native 5 FRN. I orignally intended to buy the Mini Griptillian based on the numerous positive reviews, but somehow got side tracked on the Native 5 and wound up purchasing that first. I love that Spyderco and carried it every day, until I finally bought the Mini Grip. The Mini Grip is slightly smaller in the handle and doesn't feel quite as comfortable in your hand, but the blade is the same length as the Native, but it's also not as tall/wide as the Native (lower profile). I found that the Mini Grip is also much smoother in operation and the Axis lock is much easier to operate than the back lock design of the Native 5. I also like the black blade on the Mini Grip. While I think both knives are great quality, I find that I reach for the Mini over the Native on an every day basis. In fact, I intend to purchase another Mini with the Tanto blade, because I like this one so much.
5 out of 5
Neal S
Lake Arthur, Nm
Feb 23, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
2 years
I've had this knife for 2 years and carried it almost everyday. I have no complaints, perfect size, perfect blade shape, and perfect lock mechanism. The axis lock is awesome, great strength, and ease of use. Don't think you could find a better pocket knife for the money. 154cm steel keeps a great edge and won't rust on you. I have put my knife through the paces and it has held up great, still works great like the day I first bought it.
5 out of 5
Jan 16, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Best knife I've ever owned
I have collected knives for a long time. This is the first knife I've had that is "perfect". I wouldn't change a thing. I uce it as an edc. Knife edge is still sharp, but only time will tell about the steel. So far, it is a perfect.
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