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


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Part #: BM551 | Benchmade Knives
BM551: Griptilian - Pardue Design
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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  • Premium AXIS Function
  • Highly Corrosion Resistant Blade Steel
  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Opener
  • Satin Finish Blade
  • Black Noryl GTX Handle Scales
  • Lanyard Hole

  • 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: 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: 3.25 oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.07"
  • Closed Length: 4.62"
  • Class: Blue
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 610953115494

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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Phx Az
May 01, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Light weight, fast snap open with flick of the wrist, Strong sturdy design and blade.
3 out of 5
Earl H
Jan 20, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Handle Material, Weight
3.25 oz is a complete LIE
I have very accurate scales and this wife weighs .65 oz more than advertised, which is 18 per cent error. On an EDC this much weight can be a determining factor. Other than the scales make the belt-clip hard on your pockets--it wears them rather quickly, this is a good, solid knife. It ought to be at that weight.
4 out of 5
Mario R.
Hatillo, Puerto Rico
Aug 05, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Lock Type, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Handle Material, Handle Feel
Great Blade, small handle
I use this knife for EDC. The blade is incredible strong and sharp out of the box. It looks awesome, it is a beautiful good looking knife. The dawn side for me is, that I am a big hand guy and the handle on this beauty is to small for me.I wish Benchmade heard this and make a larger version of this Great Knife for Big Hand Guys like me...
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