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

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Part Number: BM556YEL
Manufacturer: Benchmade Knives
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BM556YEL: 556YEL 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: 610953117955

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.
4.667 (6 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Jan 24, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
Excellent EDC
I use this knife mainly for light EDC tasks, and it does a great job in that respect. However, I found this knife to have some issues regarding quality. My knife refuses to swing as freely as other griptilians that I have encountered, and even with some light lubrication the pivot screw still has to be loosened to the point where I encounter some side-to-side blade play. The edge on my blade was also ground unevenly, with each side ground to a different angle. Now, neither of these factors make it any less effective in its role as an EDC. It feels great in the hand and I can easily get a four-finger grip on it, and the locking mechanism is a joy, but countless reviews had set me up to expect more than I received. I am somewhat disappointed, but overall not displeased with my purchase.
5 out of 5
Jul 16, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
The Perfect EDC
I use it almost daily and I have to admit that I soon become addicted of Mini Grips. Knife steel is excellent, Axis Lock is fantastic. And for the grip most people does not like the plasticky feel. It does not feel plasticky, if feel safe and grippy. I have to spend only good words for this EDC knife. The Perfect EDC without any doubt.
5 out of 5
A. A
Johannesburg, S.A
Oct 14, 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
Perfect EDC
As a collector of folding knives I am unable to bring myself to use one of my unique or more expensive models as an EDC. The Mini-Griptilian is the perfect answer. The quality of Benchmade products is legendary and therefore you will not be compromising on anything. The handle fits the hand extremely well and has an amazing level of grip. The blade is sharp out the box and the 154CM steel is plenty strong for anything you throw at it. Apart from the Benchmade quality the main reason for choosing this knife as my EDC over so many other types and brands is the axis-lock. Works wonderfully for one-handed operation and is tight and strong. The bright color also has that less frightening aspect to it when used in public. I enjoy carrying this knife so much that I also have a blue one!
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