Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Gray/Blue G-10 (3.45" Satin) 551-1

MSRP: $210.00
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  • Overall Length:8.07"
  • Blade Length:3.45"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-20CV
  • Hardness:59-61 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.62"
  • Handle Thickness:0.61"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.17 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Griptilian
  • Model Number:551-1
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Benchmade's classic Griptilian knife just got even better with G-10 handles, blue barrel spacers, and a premium CPM-20CV steel blade with exceptional edge retention!

The Griptilian 551 is a Pardue designed folding knife that utilizes the AXIS lock mechanism, which makes the knife easy to open and close for right and left hand users. The modified drop-point blade has dual thumb studs and the deep carry pocket clip can be reversed, making the Griptilian folder an equally amazing knife for right or left handed users.


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Must own knife for production collectors
Jeremy M.
Regardless of what blade design (I got this one in the First Production run), every self respecting knife collector/user owes it to themselves to get a G10 CPM-20CV Griptilian. Griptilians have long been in the debate as the best EDC and this variant adds a deep carry clip, one of the top 5 super steels (IMO), perfectly textured G10 and an open back for easier cleaning. It comes factory delivered super smooth axis lock (no break in necessary) with great alignment. You've got the Benchmade free sharpening for life. This is the penultimate Griptilian.
Get a GRIP!!!
William B.
What can I say about this beauty. Well, it's my first Griptilian and my first knife with CPM-20CV. Great, super sharp steel that cuts effortlessly and hold a great edge. The G10 with blue accents and barrel spacers gives it almost a custom shop look while remaining light and also strong. It feels right at home in the hand, even my big bear paws. My only MINOR complaint is the deep carry clip. I'm not a big fan of it. Other than that, I couldn't be happier. Thank you, Benchmade, for knocking it out of the park with this one!