An exciting update to Benchmade's popular griptilian series, the 550-1 Griptilian is the perfect knife for everyday carry and use in outdoors or survival applications. This Griptilian model is a considerable upgrade in overall quality thanks to the G10 handle and the premium CPM 20CV steel blade.
Crafted from American-made, high-quality CPM 20CV stainless steel, the 550-1's 3.45-inch blade boasts an RC rating of 59-61, providing the perfect balance of hardness and toughness. The blade's sheepsfoot shape and saber grind allows for a thick, durable blade spine, but a razor-like edge perfect for precise cutting and slicing uses. A sleek, satin finish over the blade provides extra resistance to wear and corrosion, meaning this knife can be used for everyday carry and survival or outdoors applications alike.
As a member of the Benchmade Griptilian line-up, this model features an upgraded, sturdy grey G-10 handle, offering an uncompromising grip and excellent blade control while the knife is in use. Blue G-10 makes up the liners, adding to the attractiveness and durability of the knife. The partially textured handle and jimping on the blade spine, thumb rest, and liners provide the most solid hold and make the 550-1 the perfect addition to the Griptilian family. Featuring a large, ambidextrous thumb oval, the blade is easily and smoothly opened by right-handers and southpaws alike. Built with Benchmade's proprietary AXIS locking mechanism, the blade will stay in place, not slipping open in your pocket or closed while in use. A black pocket clip designed for deep-pocket, blade tip-up carry can be mounted for either right- or left-handed use, and a lanyard hole in the knife's handle allows for extended carry options.
Designed by legendary custom knife maker Mel Pardue, the Benchmade 550-1 is made in the United States using the highest quality materials and a dedication to craftsmanship and durability. As an authorized Benchmade dealer, KnifeArt.com is pleased to offer this Griptilian folding knife backed by our full satisfaction guarantee, hassle-free return policy, and fast, free domestic shipping on orders over $150.
First of Awesome customer service, the knife arrived brand new, centered, no blade play, very Sharp. I was on the fence since watching YouTube videos with complaints regarding Benchmade QC, and the butterfly tax. I think these issues are a thing of the past. The benchmade I recived has super attention to detail, beautiful, and unbelievably sharp. I canít regret the price, itís a very quality knife, they will be harder to find in my opinion, love mine and happy to own a full size Griptilian. Knifeart thank you, great service, speedy delivery.
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