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Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian 2.91" Satin Plain Blade, Black Handles

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Part Number: BM556P
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM556P: 556 Drop Point Mini Griptilian
Benchmade Knives
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 Griptilian also comes with a reversible carry-clip for right or left side carry.

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  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Opener
  • Grip Textured Molded Handle
  • Premium AXIS Function
  • Multiple Configurations Available
  • Stainless Steel Liners
  • Movable Carry-Clip
  • 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: 2.91"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.100"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 2.56 oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 6.78"
  • Closed Length: 3.87"
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 610953115586

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.
4.846 (26 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Jul 13, 2016
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
Love it
This knife has been around to see it all. I've lost it at an ex-girlfriends house, brought it to over 10 different countries, cut so many things with it, and just overall it's been at my side for over a year or two. It still performs like new, it's gotten a little worn like the black paint on the belt holder. Yet, the blades not bent - and it holds an edge like no other. I honestly can say of all knives i've owned, I've never had something this reliable - which is very hard to come by in this day an age for not spending a ludicrous amount of money. Overall, this knife is awesome.
4 out of 5
May 12, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: Lock Type, None
Good but not great
Very well made, as is usual for Benchmade, a nice size for a carry knife. The lock release will take a little getting used to - it seems to work best if you pull it back from both side of the knife - you can still close it one-handed but it's less handy than a liner lock.
4 out of 5
Ron G
Sep 14, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Mini grip
My new EDC. Perfect size and weight. Solid build and lock up. Highly recommended. 4 stars because pocket clip is loose already. Other than that this is one tough knife.
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