Benchmade 551H2O Griptilian 3.45" Plain N680 Blade, Orange Handles


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Part #: BM551H2O | Benchmade Knives
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BM551H2O: 551H2O Drop Point Griptilian, Highly Corrosion Resistant
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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  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Opener
  • Lightweight Molded Handle
  • Drop Point Blade Shape
  • Highly Corrosion Resistant X15 T.N. Blade Steel
  • Multiple Configurations and Colors Available
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • 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: 3.45"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Blade Material: N680 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 3.82oz.
  • Clip: Silver Split Arrow, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.07"
  • Closed Length: 4.62"
  • Class: Blue
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953131746

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.
4.500 (6 reviews)
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5 out of 5
May 17, 2012
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
Was worried about the blade material but has proved to be very sharp.
4 out of 5
Jerry B.
Lake City, Florida
May 01, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Use this knife for filed and fishing. A little large for everyday. Not quite the quality of my other benchmade. unable to "snap" blade open. release is sticky when closing. Might be able to correct with lubricant and some sanding, but should come ready out of the box.
3 out of 5
Herndon, VA
Apr 16, 2010
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Not quite like the others
I own four other Griptilians (three folders, one fixed). I wanted this one for the X15-TN steel. It isn't quite up to the standards of the other folders. The edge isn't up to the standards I expect from Benchmade. Also, the lock isn't smooth like the others. Some lube and a few minutes with a sharpener will make it better, but it should've arrived sharp and smoothly operating.
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