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Benchmade 551 Griptillian Pardue Design Knife

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  • Blade Length: 3.45-Inch
  • Overall Length/Closed Length: 8.07-Inch / 4.62-Inch
  • Blade Material/Hardness: 154CM Stainless Steel/ 58-61 HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS Lock
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Product Description

The unmatched function of AXIS combined with the simplicity of a molded handle design- get a grip! It's a new species of knife. Safe. Reliable. Smooth. Affordable. Grip in two blade styles and two knife sizes. Griptilian performance is keenly unleashed with a simple thumb rotation, wither right or left handed, you choose. The hand settles naturally over the palm swelled shape and it's textured skin

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 1.5 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • ASIN: B000NZPFMK
  • Item model number: 551
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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It was pretty sharp and very durable.
Thomas U. Berger
Blade is beautifully crafted and came razor sharp and seems to hold an edge so far quite well.
Keith
The axis lock system allows for a solid fast deployment of the blade.
Tasso Kasidiaris

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By MAC on November 7, 2011
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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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Keith on April 5, 2011
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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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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Chris Marlow on April 7, 2011
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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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Marmoteer on July 20, 2008
Obviously this is a Benchmade, so there is no question about quality.

This knife is perfect for rugged work, yet compact enough to wear every day.

I work in the oilfield, and tried my best to keep this knife as my 'dress knife', to wear when I wasn't actually getting dirty.

Amazingly enough, this knife does in fact clean up very will without disassembly.

The size is also small enough that you never feel it in your pocket, unlike longer knives.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MSC on December 29, 2012
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It is amazing to get so much knife is such a light package. The blade came hairshaving sharp, (that was my first test out of the box.) deployment is silky smooth, the grip (not surprizing given its name) is solidly comfortable and the the Benchmade Axis lock is of course exceptional. I own many knives but this may be my favorite.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey on November 4, 2011
The Benchmade Griptilian is the finest single bladed knife I have ever carried. I have had multiple Benchmade knives and other knives in my short life, working construction, hunting, field work, camping, combat engineering, etc. The locking mechanism on this knife is unmatched by any other I have utilized. Also, the 154CM steel blade is very durable and weather resistant, particularly if spending several weeks in the field with little opportunity for cleaning.

One observation of this knife is its light weight. This is a great advantage. I have utilized heavier Benchmades with longer steel liners and aluminum handles, and the light weight of this design is appreciated, especially when out in the wild. I much prefer the manual system of opening and closing the blade. I have had automatic Benchmades that I have had to send in for spring replacement every 2 years or so.

Overall, I don't think you can purchase a finer, better knife for everyday use. The lack of serration is an advantage for sharpening.
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