Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Black (3.45" Black) 551BK-S30V

MSRP: $140.00
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  • Overall Length:8.07"
  • Blade Length:3.45"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • 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:551BK-S30V
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


New for 2019, Benchmade has upgraded Griptilian knives with premium CPM-S30V blade steel!

This Griptilian model is built with a black handle and a black drop point blade.

The Benchmade Griptilian is a no-nonsense daily carry knife that features strong and lightweight textured Noryl GTX handles. Double 420J stainless liners add strength and durability to the handle design. The AXIS lock mechanism makes the knife easy to open and easy to close for right and left handers. This model is outfitted with a drop point blade in a black finish with dual ambidextrous thumb studs. Item includes a reversible stainless steel pocket clip for left or right side tip-up carry.


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Great knife
Gerald N.
Another great edc knife. Knife models that have been around a long time do so for a reason. Solid knife that is pretty comfortable to use. Mine has great blade centering without any blade play. Solid lockup and a great drop shut action out of the box. I recently got this one and forgot how much I really like this knife. The all black looks great and is taking use like a champ. It has rekindled my love of BM knives. You won't regret getting this one.
Fancy Fancy
Russ K.
My first $100+ knife. Great aftermarket customization options. I've fancied it up so much I don't want to use it all the time. Blade steel is great. You will not be disappointed.
Best working knife ever???
Joshua J.
I'm not sure if it's the best ever but this knife delivers the best bang for the buck I've come across. It's big enough that you feel confident doing any everyday tasks with it and a bit more without feeling that big in the pocket. 154cm steel? Love it. It takes an edge well and holds it for a good long time. I think I like the feel of the mini grip better but I can't complain about the full size. Overall if you're looking for one hard working edc blade for the rest of your life or just wanting to get into the world of higher end knives then I'd have to suggest this knife.
Would buy again
Matt W.
Came razor sharp, light weight and is a Benchmade enough said.
Great action
Matt o.
Great blade, better action. Benchmade never disappoints. Great for edc
Durable and Reliable!
Walter S.
I've spent a lot of time deciding on a new knife. Many relatives and friends of mine had recommended this knife to me and it has always caught my eye. The knife arrived very quickly, shortly after making the purchase. As soon as I unboxed this Griptillian, it became apart of my every day carry. It's performance was great and with little to no blade play. Sharp right out of the box!

Though, I must say, the plastic scales had me skeptical durability wise, but it's not cheap. I was quite surprised of the texture and how great the quality was. All in all, I'd recommend this knife to any one looking into the world of Benchmade for the first time. You can't go wrong with this knife!
My second griptilan An Love it
chuck r.
Great sharp knife great for edc
Continue to buy even when I lose it.
Ray P.
I have loved this blade so much that even when I lend it and it doesnít come back or lose one somehow, I continue to reorder this dandy blade. Itís just plum perfect in the hand and just the right size for 80% of what an EDC knife encounters.
What a knife.
Angel L.
I was doing plenty of research and consideration on what should be my first Benchmade knife and ultimately I chose the Grip. And if anyone is looking for an excellent folder this has to be a choice, Iíd say this is a contender to the Paramilitary 2 the blade has an excellent edge retention, the handle gives a really good grip so youíre not gonna slip, and the axis lock is fantastic (reminiscent of the ball bearing lock from Spyderco) Iíve heard plenty of people saying that axis lock knives tend to have blade play but after a month of mine I still see none, extremely smooth when opening and closing due to the washers. The only thing I noticed is the clip doesnít sit flush against the scale so it doesnít clip super tight to your pants, not sure if itís on purpose or itís the design but itís still very comfortable to wear. So if youíre looking for a knife youíre going to abuse and it still be there get this one
Benchmade Perfection!
James V.
I needed a good carry knife for my work in Private Security, A folding knife that is made with quality and is of legal blade length to carry. The Benchmade 551BK Griptillion fits that role perfectly. The one that I received locks up tight with no side to side or up and down blade play, when folded the blade is perfectly centered. Axis lock is tried and true and is great. If you are in Security or a Leo and need a good tactical folder then look no further. As always, great service from Bladehq.