The Griptilian family (designed by Mel Pardue) holds more shapes, sizes, and colors than any other Benchmade line, giving the user a lot to choose from. The 551 SBK model, however, deserves distinction: as a tactical knife measuring 8 inches long and weighing only 3.8 ounces, it has some special features while sharing Benchmade's famous characteristics.
The 551 SBK's 3.45-inch long blade is made with CPM S30V stainless steel (58-61 HRC) for great edge retention and black coated to reduce any glare coming off the blade. In addition, the 0.115-inch thick drop-point blade with serrated edge allows this knife to be used for many tactical and everyday uses, such as cutting, slicing, piercing, and tearing. The dual thumb studs also allow for quick deployment of the blade with either hand.
The handle is made with strong, glass-fill Noryl GTX color valox polymer, which gives the knife a lightweight feel in addition to being resistant to high impact use, chemical exposure, and heat. This unique material is also contoured for an ergonomic grip and paired with a filed thumb rest and spine, giving the user the ability to comfortably hold the knife with added grip. Paired with Benchmade's AXIS mechanism, you'll find this knife to be a durable and reliable companion with its solid lock. The knife can also be carried on a belt when using the lanyard hole, or in a pocket with its reversible tip-up titanium clip.
As an authorized seller of Benchmade knives, you are guaranteed an authentic, American-made, high-quality 551 SBK, or your money back with our easy return policy. As always, we provide fast delivery with our same-day shipping when you order during the business week.
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