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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.
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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!
4 out of 5
Juan A.
Southern California
Oct 03, 2012
Pros: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great emergency/rescue knife!
It is a very comfortable to hold blade, do to those nicely molded handles, that contour to your hand in a easy manner. The shape of the blade it self is also not just functional, but pleasant to look at. So you probably will never get tired of looking at this knife. It's a little bulky for my taste, but it still fits pretty darn well inside my cargo pants pockets, and I like always knowing is there when I need it. It's not the lightest knife of its size, but it is light enough to never have doubts about bringing it over with me on long trips out to the mountains. The pocket clips hold secure as well, without been difficult to grab. And the axis lock, for the blade, is very easy to use even with one hand. Plus, I've got no side movement or any kind of loose feel between blade and handle. And do to the bright colors, it makes it super easy to find, making this one an excellent emergency knife. Over all, I've been super happy with this blade.
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