Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 3.45" S30V Black Tanto Combo Blade, Black Noryl GTX Handles - 553SBK-S30V
BM553SBKS30V: 553SBK-S30V Griptilian Tanto
The 553SBK-S30V Griptilian model features a tanto CPM-S30V blade, ambidextrous thumb stud openers and an AXIS lock mechanism. 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!
CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
A premium steel created especially for knives, it is a powder steel creating uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties. As a blade material, it offers excellent corrosion resistance and superb edge qualities. This stainless steel is extremely well balanced, making it one of the best all-around choices for daily tasks.
A Benchmade original, 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 that rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners and is 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 its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
Designer: Mel Pardue
The senior team member, Mel has been grinding sparks, making knives and creating a following for 25-plus years. His style has a class and simplicity all its own. The Pardue collaborations offer great utility to the everyday knife user while at the same time presenting an upscale distinction. Less is definitely more with Mel's designs.
- Blade Length: 3.45"
- Closed Length: 4.62"
- Overall Length: 8.07"
- Blade Thickness: 0.115"
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC
- Blade Style: Tanto; Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
- Handle Material: Noryl GTX
- Handle Thickness: 0.64"
- Clip: Reversible, Tip-Up
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS Lock
- Warranty: Manufacturer's Limited Lifetime
- Designer: Mel Pardue
- Weight: 3.89 oz.
- Made in the USA
UPC Code: 610953183790
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
This product is USA born and raised.