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Benchmade Griptilian Knife


Price: $93.50 - $156.99
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  • LEFTnotruc(AXIS locking mechanism with ambidextrous thumb-stud or thumb-hole opener,500)
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC)
  • Glass-filled nylon handle material with stainless steel liners and a reversible tip-up pocket clip

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Product Description

FEATURES of the Benchmade Griptilian Knife AXIS locking mechanism with ambidextrous thumb-stud or thumb-hole opener 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC) Glass-filled nylon handle material with stainless steel liners and a reversible tip-up pocket clip SPECIFICATIONS of the Benchmade Griptilian Knife Blade Length: 3.45" / 8.76 cm Blade Thickness: 0.115" / 2.92 mm Open: 8.07" / 20.50 cm Closed: 4.62" / 11.73 cm Weight: 3.25 oz / 92.13 g Handle Thickness: 0.64" / 16.29 mm

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  • ASIN: B00EAP8L98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

The full-size Griptillian is one of the best folding knife designs ever.
J. R. Neumiller
Blade is beautifully crafted and came razor sharp and seems to hold an edge so far quite well.
Keith
Overall, it's a great knife with a great opening mechanism, and I highly recommend it.
Jason Cotting

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By MAC on November 7, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Non-Serrated
I got this knife as a present over 8 years ago and still carry it every day. Holds a great edge and is durable as hell. I have taken in camping, fishing hiking... you name it. It comes razor sharp and they will resharpen and tune up the knife for the cost of shipping. In a pinch I have even used it to baton fire wood. When my father gave it to me he joked that I was buying 20 dollar knives every couple months because they were breaking and that this 90 dollar knife would last me a lifetime. He was right.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Keith on April 5, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Non-Serrated Verified Purchase
Recent purchase (so I'l update if there are any reliablity issues). First impression is that the handle feels 'plasticy' when I first opened the box up. Knife at first felt cheap, had hallow sound when handle is tapped. Knife is EXTREMELY light for its size. Upon further examination, I found that the knife is very very sturdy and well balanced. Although the knife "feels" cheap, it seems extremely durable and sturdy. Blade is beautifully crafted and came razor sharp and seems to hold an edge so far quite well. Knife opens pretty easily. Not the most fun to 'flick' open, but does come open without trouble. Lock on knife seems foolproof, can't immagine it ever closing on its own. Blade is quite solid and has almost ZERO wiggle when open. knife also quite secure when closed, wont open by itself. I would not recomend buying the version with the black coating on it, the black coating on the carry clip is coming off in small amounts after the first week. All in all, Id buy this knife again. Good solid basic looking knife
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By M. Eng on January 21, 2011
Color Name: Satin Finish Blade / Black HandleSize Name: ComboEdge
I began looking for knifes a few years back as it struck me that if I needed to quickly get my multitool out and deploy it's blade for emergency usage, that might not be quick or safe enough, especially if I needed to do this with one hand or with hands that were wet and/or dirty. I thus needed one with a thumbstud as ring openers are great barehanded, but I've had some trouble with them while wearing gloves (both work gloves as well as warmth gloves). I also needed a knife that would be comfortable enough for me to hold as my fingers are a little short for my palm size. As I'd be carrying this as an E.D.C. (E.very D.ay C.arry) like my multitool, I didn't want it to look scary and I didn't want it to attract immediate attention since the last thing that you want to happen to you when you need to do something (like make a plastic cup out of a bottled water bottle or cut the twine off of a package) in public is to have everyone around you freak out. Now if I had been considering this as a knife for just camping, then I'd have gone with a brighter colour in case I dropped it while out rock scrambling (they offer this knife with a decent variety of handle colours and the manufacturer even offers full customization where one side can be one colour and the other another colour as well as black versions of metal parts that would normally be silver). I thus decided on the least military looking, and least eye catching combination of colours that I could find. So that meant finding one with a drop point and non-coated edge with a either black or sand coloured handles. So I got it in a rather generic build of drop-point, combination plain and serrated blade, with thumb stud, and black handles.Read more ›
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Chris Marlow on April 7, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Non-Serrated
Go down to the ****'s if you just want the meat for the BM 551.

I finally found a store in my area that sells a very good selection of knifes. After an hour or so of looking at all of the knives I was interesting in after researching for the last week it came down to three knives. This benchmade 551, the cold steel lawman, and a spyderco which I am unsure of the model.

As I was playing with the grip of the lawman my finger oh so gently brushed the edge near the grip. It split my finger open like butter. The bleeding was far worth the amusement, and the lesson. I almost thought it was a sign to buy it. I like the heavy weight of the cold steel knives.

The spyderco was very quick to draw from the pocket, and was extremely light. Wisconsin is a open carry state so pocket draw isn't what I was looking for, and I like more weight.

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Finally I go around to the Benchmade section. The man showed me a mini barrage (585?), but I wanted something with a handle that has something for my big hands to really grip (I have size sixteen shoes and my hands match). He brought out a griptilian. I asked if the knife would hold up well, and I saw lots of videos of how good cold steel is and I wanted a comparison. He looked like a light bulb went off in his head and pulls out a knife he said a customer left there when he bought a new one. It was this same knife. The knife looked like the owner lived in the northern wisconsin forest for a year, george of the jungle style, and use that knife for everything, and then smashed the knife with a skid steer bucket into concert for amusement when he got back to civilization to buy a new knife. It was beat up, but the knife was still holding up. It had some wiggle that looked like it could of just been tightened up.
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