Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" S30V Satin Drop Point Plain Blade, Black Noryl GTX Handles - 556-S30V


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BM556S30V: 556-S30V Mini Griptilian Drop Point


The 556-S30V Mini Griptilian model features a drop point 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: 2.91"
  • Closed Length: 3.87"
  • Overall Length: 6.78"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.10"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: Flat Ground Modified Drop Point; Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
  • Handle Material: Noryl GTX
  • Handle Thickness: 0.51"
  • Clip: Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS Lock
  • Warranty: Manufacturer's Limited Lifetime
  • Designer: Mel Pardue
  • Weight: 2.81 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 610953183813

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel 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%
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" S30V Satin Drop Point Plain Blade, Black Noryl GTX Handlesrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" S30V Satin Drop Point Plain Blade, Black Noryl GTX Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Aug 04, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Weight, Handle Feel
Revised review...small, sharp and just about perfect
My first review was submitted too soon. I didn't like this knife at first. I was disappointed immediately after taking it out of the box. It was too small, too light weight and felt cheap in my hand. It reminded me of those cheap little plastic key-chain knives sold in merchandise promotions. However, after putting a small lanyard with a hex nut on it, the added weight changed my perspective on this knife. With the weight issue addressed, the first impressions of cheap, plastic knife were no longer apparent. This is a quality knife. The lock mechanism is impressive after studying it up close. It's small, but it's actually a perfect size for an EDC pocket knife. Benchmade should discard this handle\scale material though and use something that will provide so proper substance or weight to this small knife. I don't think the G10 scales on the -1 models are that much heavier than the plastic on this knife. Anyway, on day two, I'm pretty satisfied with this purchase.
Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" S30V Satin Drop Point Plain Blade, Black Noryl GTX Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
New England
Aug 08, 2019
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
Best knife I own
I’m a retired police officer with 35 years of experience. I have carried many knives, and this is the best. I have large hands and this “mini” fits my hand like a glove. Ergonomics are excellent and the blade is a cutting machine. If I could own only one knife, this would be it
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