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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Great User!
Ian S.
I’ve owned this knife for almost a year now and love it. It’s perfect for hard use. If you’re not into bulky knives in the pocket I don’t recommend this but moreso the 940. The 20cv holds an edge like crazy but can be easy to roll if you’re not considerate that is a knife not a pry bar. 10/10 for me. Plus a great warrenty
Best knife I own!
Jory F.
You really can't go wrong with anything that has a benchmade butterfly logo on it. I bought this 3 months ago and it is my go-to edc. My only complaint is it's slightly too big for the projects I need it for. Maybe I'll have to get a Mini Griptilian in the near future (;
Awesome edc
Alex H.
This knife has solid lock up just as all my other Benchmades with axis locks, the g10 with blue spacers is really nice looking. This is one of my go to edcs.
Just buy it
Brooks S.
This was my first “expensive knife” purchase. I had several under the $100 range but after owning this you see where the money went. The other griptilian models have cheap handles. With this you get a really popular knife that’s been upgraded. The opening and closing on this knife is incredibly smooth. I like the axis lock because you can use it to open and close it easily with either hand. I purchased a Spyderco PM2 after this but I keep going back to this one. If you were like me and on the fence about spending this much money on a knife, just do it.
Amazing knife definitely would recommend!
Jake K.
This knife is a great knife for everyday carry. The G-10 is definitely one of the most comfortable handle materials out there and is one of the things that makes this knife amazing. The 551-1 has a lot of great upgrades from the 551 such as the better steel (20CV), better handle material (G-10) as I stated before. Now I can go on and on about how great this knife is and how many times it helped me out greatly but I don't want to get too carried away so I'll just end it by saying that I would definitely recommend this knife.
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!