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

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Part Number: BM551
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM551: 551 Drop Point Griptilian
Benchmade
 
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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Features
  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Opener
  • Lightweight Molded Handle
  • Drop Point Blade Shape
  • Multiple Configurations and Colors Available
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • 154CM: An American made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality.
  • 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.
Specifications
  • 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: 3.25oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.07"
  • Closed Length: 4.62"
  • Class: Blue
  • Made in 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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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.
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2 out of 5
Josh
Arizona
Mar 10, 2014
Pros: Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
High priced butter knife
I like the axis lock and good blade steel quality. Use it everyday at work with misc. chores the day requires. Jimping well done and handle grips nicely. Axis smooths out with use. With that said I bought this knife brand new from an authorized dealer and it was EXTREMELY dull. The factory sharpened bevel was atrocious. I googled this issue and its pretty common with Benchmade. A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one the old saying goes. Oh well it was a learning experience and I learned how to freehand sharpen. I sold the knife.
5 out of 5
Rick Gonzales
Bay City, Tx.
Mar 07, 2014
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
excellent blade lock. razor sharp,good handle grips. allaround best knife i have bought.
5 out of 5
Che Wong
denmark
Dec 02, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
very good
Overall very good c¨, )
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