The Benchmade 551BK-1 Gray G10 Griptilian is a knife from Benchmade and the creative design of custom maker Mel Pardue. With a focus on function, the 551BK-1 is an American-made folder that is comfortable to use in either hand, and the axis lock construction makes it extremely resilient for even the most demanding users. Specifically made for deep carrying and easy opening, the Griptilian is a must have.
The blade has a beautiful drop point shape and is made from CPM-20CV stainless steel with a black coating. This newer steel has better edge retention, but isn't difficult to resharpen if need be. At 3.45 inches long, the blade is compact enough to be easy to carry but long enough to still be indispensable, whether for field use or just rugged camping trips. The blade is heat treated to a rockwell hardness of 59-61 for outstanding edge retention. Additionally, it is 8.07 inches fully opened, leaving plenty of handle room for worry free use. The knife has dual thumb lugs and the ambidextrous AXIS lock making this perfect for both right and left handed users.
Of course, the blade doesn't really matter if the knife isn't easy or comfortable to hold. Benchmade 551BK-1 Griptilian folding knife has this covered. The solid handle is grip textured in a low relief diamond checkering pattern to be both comfortable in the hand and resist slipping. Covered in gray G10 scales with blue G10 accents, the handle combines form with function, all built around the AXIS locking mechanism. The 551BK-1 handle has blue anodized aluminum spacer barrels that match with the blue g-10 liners. Weighing in at only 4.17 ounces, it is very light in the hand without sacrificing strength. The knife has a reversible pocket clip designed quick access when you need the knife.
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