Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Black (3.45" Satin) 551

MSRP: $120.00
Our Price: $102.00
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Item #BHQ-3330

Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.07"
  • Blade Length:3.45"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.62"
  • Handle Thickness:0.64"
  • Handle Material:Polymer
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.82 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Griptilian
  • Model Number:551
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Benchmade Griptilian 551 knife features textured glass filled Noryl GTX handles, which are very strong and lightweight. 420J stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The AXIS lock mechanism makes the knife easy to open and easy to close for right and left handers. The modified drop-point blade is 154-CM stainless steel with dual thumb studs. The pocket clip can be reversed for right or left handed use. Mel Pardue design.

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Tristan I.
01-21-2018
This knife is tons of fun! Itís easy to find yourself flipping it open and closed driving everyone around you crazy. But Iím not a fan of the plastic handle and the thumb stud sometimes catches my pocket causing the knife to open partly. Been cut more than one by that.
Good beginners knife
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Jacob C.
01-21-2018
If this is your first time buying an entry level quality knife this is a good place to start. I didn't necessarily like my para military 2 so I bought this one as my second high end knife purchase end it still gets pocket time 10 years later.
Best knife for the money
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Joe F.
01-13-2018
Have carried a griptillian for about 4 years now. Best knife for the money in my opinion. Great steel. Sharpens easily with great edge retention.
Great Knife
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Brian T.
01-09-2018
This was the first good knife I ever bought. At first I was a little shocked at the price, but once I got the knife I understood. It's had a home in my pocket for over 10 years now. The weight and blade shape are perfect for EDC. The Axis lock is great (no fingers need to be placed in the blade's path). The blade is easy to maintain and the handle is very durable. Like all Benchmade knives it has the LifeSharp guaranty. In the over 10 years I've owned it I've sent it in twice to have the blade sharpened and each time it not only comes back sharp, but the knife has been cleaned and tuned. I've used this knife for work, camping, food prep, and any other general task. This knife will get you hooked on good pocket knives and hooked on Benchmade.
No flaw at all
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Henry T.
01-08-2018
Cmon. Its Benchmade. Of course it's going to be amazing! I edc this knife every single day I can. Its got great materials, great texture, great design, and that great axis lock. Perfect for knife enthusiasts, and hardcore survivalists everywhere!
Favorite Hard-Use EDC
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Daniel C.
01-08-2018
This knife can handle just about anything. Received mine as a gift for my birthday, and it has been with me for just about every backpacking trip and hard day's work since. The blade is one of the more stout blades I've handled, capable of withstanding a lot of torque. The tip, in particular, is much better reinforced than almost any of my other knives. I have used the tip of this blade to drill holes, pick open knots, pierce cans open...it's tough. The handle is nice and grippy, while also incredibly lightweight. The best feature of this knife, however, is the axis lock...wow! This lock is so addicting my girlfriend has to take it away from me to keep me from fidgeting with it sometimes!

I have had many other knives over the years, but if I were to go back and redo my whole collection...this would be the first one. And it would replace a lot of others. If you're thinking about it, just do it!
Great first benchmade
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tom b.
01-05-2018
This knife was the first benchmade I ever bought and has been working for me for about 7 years now. Handles feel plasticky and cheap, but I have had no problems whatsoever. Overall great knife
Good edc
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Jon H.
01-05-2018
I have carried my griptillian since 2012. I have used this knife for everything from food prep to construction and camping chores. This is a no nonsense knife that won't break the bank. The 154CM blade takes a sharp edge quickly.
A fantastic all around knife
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Hunter G.
01-05-2018
This knife is a near perfect edc. The shape is great for any task. It's light weight, fairly thin, but still feels good in hand. Made of good quality materials, and has one of the smoothest actions of any knife in this price range.
Awesome knife
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Zachary R.
01-05-2018
This knife takes everything Iíve thrown at it and no matter what it keeps working perfectly. It was my first benchmade and I donít regret getting it at all. No matter what there is a version of the griptillian or mini-griptillian for everyone
Great EDC
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Trey H.
01-05-2018
This knife is a great everyday carry knife. The only downside I've had with it is that my axis lock keeps sticking when opened. Other than that it's an exceptional knife for the price!
Perfect for everything!
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Brandon G.
12-30-2017
Light weight, grippy, premium steel, axis lock.. what more do you want?
Incredible knife from a respectable company
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Nathan M.
05-22-2017
When I purchased this item I had not yet heard of Blade HQ and their excellent reputation as a knife dealer. However, they are now my go-to for any and all knife-related purchases so here is where I will leave my review.

Whenever someone asks me, "I'm looking for a nice knife. Nothing special, nothing fancy, just something that will work for a long time and be worth my money." I point them at a Griptilian. It's $102, no matter where you buy one. So most non-edc enthusiasts out there will recognize it as "good quality" just based off of pricing.

It is the most neutral knife that I own. Not flashy at all, but still extremely attractive and just utilitarian. It does all that it's supposed to. It is a pocket knife in the most general sense of the word. It has no opinion one way or the other.

The steel is good material 154CM - always a nice choice. Easy to maintain, sharpen and plenty rust resistant.

The only complaint I have ever had with this Knife is that at $102, the plastic handles just kinda felt a little cheap in my hands. What makes it so expensive is the blade, design, and locking mechanism, not at all the handle material. Other than that, stellar knife.
Buy this knife!
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Dan G.
05-10-2017
I recently was able to visit the Benchmade factory and handled many of their knives. If you are ever in the Portland area GO. As soon as I handled the Griptillian I knew I had to have one but I was unwilling to pay full retail. BHQ to the rescue. This is the perfect EDC knife and BHQ rocks!
Awesome edc
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Joshua B.
09-22-2016
Awesome edc, it's a little chunky but it is so light weight and feels amazing in the hand and when it needs to be sharpened the steel takes a nice edge

The only problem is the gimping it is more for looks than anything else.

Other than that the knife is amazing!!! Also the box the knife comes in is awesome it's like an iPhone box. And Benchmade's warranty is probably one of the best warrantys ever!
You want this knife
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Aaron T.
08-19-2016
I don't know if there is a such thing as perfect but this knife comes closer than anything I have ever carried. It's got good reach but its not to heavy. Its made with good steel but its not so premium that you have to spend an extra hundred dollars for it. It came sharp and took an edge easier than any other knife I have ever sharpened. The lock makes it easy to deploy and close with one hand. If you can only own one pocket knife this is it.
A definite must have knife
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USA #.
03-01-2016
This is by far one of my go to knives. The Axis lock and weight are exceptional. The pocket clip is excellent. This blade can do almost anything. I have many Benchmade knives but I keep going back to this one because of its all around perfection. The fit and finish is astonishing. The knife isn't small but the weight is amazing. Razor sharp and extremely tough. I've carried this knife for years and it's never ever let me down. Oh yeah.....it's made in America. What's not to love?