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

MSRP: $135.00
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  • 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: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
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Griptilian features textured glass fill Noryl GTX color valox handles (which are very strong and very lightweight). Double 410 stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The blade is BK1 black coated 154-CM stainless drop point style (plain edge). The pocket clip can be reversed for right or left handed people. The AXIS lock system makes the knife easy to open and easy to close (it operates identically for right and left handers).


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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.