Another addition to Benchmade's growing Griptilian line-up, the 550 folding knife model is the perfect knife for simple everyday carry or for heavy use in outdoors or survival situations. The Benchmade knife is compact, easy-to-open and at a price point that many will find an attractive value.
With its 3.45-inch American-made CPM S30V stainless steel blade, this compact folding knife boasts an RC rating of 57-59, meaning it easily sharpens to a razor-like edge and offers excellent edge retention, even after much use. The blade size allows you to handle many tasks and provides outstanding utility. The sheepsfoot blade shape and hollow grind allow for durability in the blade and accuracy when used for precise cutting or slicing jobs. A smooth satin blade finish provides extra resistance to wear and corrosion, making the 550 S30V perfect for use outdoors or in less-than-perfect scenarios.
As a member of the Griptilian family, the Benchmade 550 offers exceptional handling and blade control while the knife is in use. This is achieved with a partially-textured, glass-filled Nylon handle and jimping on the blade spine, thumb rest, and liners. This knife will stay put in your hand, even when it is wet from sweat or rain. Featuring Benchmade's proprietary AXIS locking mechanism, the blade won't slip open or closed accidentally. With an ambidextrous thumb hole (licensed from Spyderco) in the blade, the 550 is easily and quickly opened in either the right or left hand. A sturdy reversible pocket clip designed for blade tip-up carry and a lanyard hole in the handle allows for a variety of carrying options. With an overall weight of 3.79 ounces keeps the knife lightweight and compact enough for comfortable everyday carry, or for carrying where every ounce matters. This Benchmade is the perfect, durable pocket folder to add to your backpacking, hunting, or survival gear.
All Benchmade products are made in the United States, and KnifeArt.com offers the 550 with our full satisfaction guarantee, hassle-free return policy, and fast, free domestic shipping on orders over $150. Add the Benchmade 550 griptilian to your outdoors or survival pack today!
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