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

  • Black-finished drop point blade made from CPM S30V steel.
  • Dual thumb stud opener.
  • Sand Noryl GTX handle scales.
  • Secure, ambidextrous AXIS lock mechanism.
  • Reversible tip-up pocket clip.


The Griptilian from the Griptilian Series is an accessibly-priced and durably-built folder from Benchmade. It features lightweight scales and double 410 stainless liners to add strength to the knife handle. 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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Item #BHQ-6224
MSRP: $150.00
Our Price: $135.00
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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: Tan
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 3.82 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Crossbar Lock
  • Brand: Benchmade
  • Model: Griptilian
  • Model Number: 551BKSN-S30V
  • Designer: Pardue
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Favorite EDC
FRED B. on Jan 31, 2020

..My third benchmade,and my favorite. I have a 940-1and a grizzly ridge, both superb knives, but this one fits like it was made for my hand. the noryl gtx handles were a bit of a problem at first but i,ve come to like them.this is a very smooth knife as you should expect from benchmade.

Awesome Knife
Josh E. on Oct 2, 2019

Great knife, action if perfect, it works so smooth and the steel is perfect. I would to totally recommend this tool to anyone. Can’t wait till next year when I buy a bugout.

Great EDC
Ethan H. on Jan 19, 2018

Fantastic knife that can complete any task. Well constructed with zero blade play

Best knife for the money!
jeremiah l. on Jan 6, 2018

I have a drawer full of knives, I have a problem, but one of my favorites is a griptilian. It's a working mans knife, and it wont let you down. Great steel, great ergos, axis lock, and different colors, you cant beat this knife for the price. It's worth every penny buy one and you'll understand.

Excellent Knife!
Preston H. on Jan 6, 2018

I absolutely love my Benchmade Griptilian. It is a very solid knife, yet it feels lightweight and easy to carry on a daily basis. The locking mechanism is very strong and the blade stays sharp. I would highly recommend this knife.

Great buy!
Cam D. on Jan 5, 2018

Just recently go into collecting knives and have been a big fan of spyderco. This is a great knife and it’s right up there with the high end knives I own. Comes razor sharp with amazing action. The blades flys open and incredibly smooth. Love the knife

Should not have waited
Jimmy w. on Aug 10, 2016

I have read several times that the Griptilian is Benchmade's best selling blade. I have often wondered why, as it has always looked a little vanilla to me. After taking receipt of one I can tell you it is anything but vanilla. I absolutely love this knife. It is my 5th Benchmade and I do believe my favorite. I wasn't sure how I was going to take to the Nor yl , but I suprisingly like it. I should not have waited so long to buy a Griptilian , if I'd bought one sooner I might not have bought the 50 or so before. It's that good.

To thick
Bob s. on Sep 2, 2018

Great knife really smooth 154CM isn’t bad came razor sharp a bit to thick to edc without heavy pants

Excellent blade, handle felt cheap
Bryan H. on Jan 5, 2018

Benchmade quality with the blade. A decent sized knife, but not too big / oversized. Handle size and ergos are perfect for XL hands. Blade, action, lockup and fit & finish are high quality, but the handle, while many say it will last a lifetime, just felt cheap. Returned it. Will spring for the G-10/20CV version.

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