Reviews and Ratings for Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles - 555-1

Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handlesrated 4.6 stars out of 5 (5.0 reviews)
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91 inch CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles

 

Price: $139.95

Save $65.05 (32%) Off Retail

View Product Details
Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
N
Indiana
Oct 06, 2019
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None

Functional

I use this for everyday carry. Years ago, I used to carry an "old timer" stockman knife with a sheepsfoot blade that I used more than the others. The problem with those is no lockable blade. This locks up very well and fits the hand. Could be slightly sharper upon arrival. Really like it, though. A good value for money, I think. Plus - dont have to worry about it like you would a true expensive custom. A truly functional knife.
Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Wk
Eastern NC
Sep 30, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None

Great Buy

Knifecenter has become my go to site to buy knives. Always great service from them. This is my first Benchmade and it didn't disappoint. The size is perfect for edc right around 3". The handle is a little crowded if your hands are on the larger size but still really good feel in hand. The sheepsfoot blade is a little unusual but comes with the thumbhole which I like so much better than thumb studs. The axis lock is sturdy and easy to use, it came out of the box really smooth and has broken in and gotten better. I have so many black/OD green/FDE brown knives so I'm really liking the blue and gray. The steel is high end and I'm sure will get the job done. I waited for the newness to pass before I wrote this to get over the honeymoon period. I think this is a great buy. It has everything I look for in a knife with the great color scheme. One other thing I like is the way the knife flips. I'm not usually a guy who flips a knife out of boredom or fidget, but this knife has turned me into one.
Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Fil
CT
May 07, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: Pocket Clip, None

Awesome knife

The extra money compared to the original mini griptilian gets you g10 grips and a much better steel. The steel is a little harder to sharpen, but any diamond stones will do. The G10 grips don't have as pronounced of a checkering pattern, but they still grip just as well, if not better than the original material. The pocket clip is now a deep carry clip, but overall is still just a painted metal, which will show signs of wear (this is the only part of the knife that will show wear) If that bothers you, contact benchmade and they will ship you free clips. The only con I have about the knife is that the screws going through the grips are not recessed. you wont notice them when the knife is in you hand, but you slightly feel the if you run your fingers over the grip. The CPM 20CV steel is well worth the extra money. I love to have a razor sharp knife all the time, and this knife will keep it's edge better than the 154 or the D2 that the mini grip usually comes in. The other steels will keep an edge, but I sometimes don't have the time to touch up my knife on a weekly or biweekly basis. Also, this steel won't rust under normal use. I always use a knife to cut fruit while I'm at work, and I never have to worry about wiping it down completely before it's back in my pocket. A quick rinse of the blade will do. The only other difference between this and the original mini grip is the barrel spacers on the back of the knife. Some people don't like the open back since pocket change can get caught in there, but it's not an issue for me. I would 100% recommend this knife to anyone looking for an EDC, with a steel that will out perform just about anything else. Knife center got this to me in only 2 days, and threw in bandana and some other free promo gear. Awesome service from them! The knife is a little pricey, but will last you forever, even if you use and abuse this knife due to the materials it's made out of!
Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Wes
North Georgia
Mar 05, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None

Great E.D.C.

I really like the new Mini Griptilian. The Gray G10 Handles are beautiful and feel great too. I haven't tested the blade yet, but I'm sure it will prove to be a fantastic blade metal for holding it's edge, etc. The only downside to the particular one that I received is that, unlike all my other Benchmade knives that came very sharp, this one has a great edge, but it doesn't feel nearly as sharp as it could be. I don't know if this is normal with Benchmade, but it seems like some of their knives come pretty sharp from the factory, while others are not. This doesn't take away from the knife. It just means I need to sharpen it some to get it where I want it.
Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 2.91" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Al
Bulgaria
Sep 20, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Material, None

Benchmade 555-1 Mini Griptilian 2.91"

Great knife, Small enogh to carry. Very nice combination between opening solution and axis. Just the steel is a bit softer than I'd prefer it