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Benchmade 551BKOD Griptilian 3.45" Black Drop Point Plain Blade, Olive Drab Handles

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Part Number: BM551BKOD
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
Retail Price: $130.00
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BM551BKOD: 551BKOD Drop Point Griptilian
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
  • 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.
  • Blade Length: 3.45"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Blade Material: BK1 Coated 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: 610953129262

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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5 out of 5
Jul 06, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath
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Amazing asf!!!!! It comes super sharp out the box and is pretty strong. The handes is not that cheap. I couldn't find this color anywhere so when I found out that they had these in I instantly bought it. I LOVE OD GREEN!!!!. Just a little stiff, but once it's broken it I'm sure it's great. BUY IT!!!
5 out of 5
Frank S.
Cincinnati, OH
Mar 19, 2015
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
Benchmade Griptilian 551
This Benchmade Griptilian 551 is a great EDC knife. The one I have has sandy brown handles with a black blade which is a beautiful combination. It has a thumb hole that allows for one hand opening and closing with the Axis Lock system. The price is right and you can't beat Knife Center's two day delivery.
5 out of 5
Dec 28, 2013
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent knife for the price!
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