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Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Gray/Blue G-10 (3.45" Satin) 550-1

Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Gray/Blue G-10 (3.45" Satin) 550-1
Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Gray/Blue G-10 (3.45" Satin) 550-1
Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Gray/Blue G-10 (3.45" Satin) 550-1
Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Gray/Blue G-10 (3.45" Satin) 550-1
MSRP: $220.00
Our Price: $187.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.07"
  • Blade Length:3.45"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-20CV
  • Hardness:59-61 RC
  • Blade Style:Sheepsfoot
  • 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 Hole
  • Lock Type:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Griptilian
  • Model Number:550-1
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.07"
  • Blade Length:3.45"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-20CV
  • Hardness:59-61 RC
  • Blade Style:Sheepsfoot
  • 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 Hole
  • Lock Type:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Griptilian
  • Model Number:550-1
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

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 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 deep carry pocket clip can be reversed, making the Griptilian folder an equally amazing knife for right or left handed users.

The 550-1 has a satin finished sheepsfoot blade with a plain cutting edge and a thumb hole opener.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Great Choice
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David W.
09-13-2020
I have 20 knives to choose from and if I had to pick one for a desert island this would be it. Great feel over the base Griptilian with the G10 scales and the CPM-20CV keeps an edge through weeks of daily use. Not my choice for routine EDC due to size/weight/expense but a jewel in my collection...and it Spydie-flicks!
Phenomenal Knife
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Nicholas M.
07-27-2020
This baby's been one of my main EDC's since I got it. Perfect size, blade shape is perfect for my usage, and it effortlessly opens and closes single-handed. Easily one of my favorites!
Best OotB Benchmade
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Ryan W.
05-10-2020
All around, this was the best Benchmade straight from the box I've received.

Love the "feel" of the 20CV blade.
great design and high quality
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Brendan P.
04-26-2020
The design of the griptilian is fantastic and I cannot believe how benchmade could possibly improve it but they did. The g-10 with the blue and grey color looks is eye-catching , and the 20cv blade is a good upgrade to the blade steel. The quality of it was also very good. Perfect centering and it is for sure the smoothest knife with washers that I own.
Love this knife
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Jade S.
10-01-2019
You can't go wrong picking one of these up.
Great knife
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Zachary P.
09-19-2019
Fits great in the hand, blade is heavy-duty, the blue interior is beautiful, and, most of all, "Who doesn't love an axis lock?"
major upgrade
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fabian v.
05-05-2019
i hate the regular griptilian. handle is trash. i own a 940-1 and honestly like this one more. stop reading and buy it. well worth the money.
Keep it simple stupid
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Dan T.
03-16-2019
Itís the basic benchmade, with an upgraded handle and blade steel. It just works. I have a first production one that Iíve had for years, only thing Iíve had to do is sharpen it. Huge plus with benchmade is customer service like Lifesharp (free sharpening) and they will send you new clips, whatever ones you want for a tiny fee.
Perfection
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Mike P.
02-02-2019
This is the best knife I own, and nowhere near the most expensive. Stop reading the reviews and buy this knife.
Everything I hoped for
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Derek D.
07-12-2018
Blade came perfectly centered, nice even edge on both sides, Axis lock was smooth, just perfect fit and finish all around. Maybe Benchmade has come around to fixing the QC issues. Not my first purchase from Blade HQ and certainly not my last. Couldn't be happier!
Edc dream
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Aaron B.
01-27-2018
So comfortable and perfectly constructed knife. Dead center blade, super ergonomic, ridiculous steel keeps a sharp edge forever. Only negatives are a weaker detent that allows blade to be shaken out rather easily and rough hole cutout in the blade. Can be fixed with new omega springs from the factory.
Love this knife
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Cody B.
01-26-2018
Great style, great weigh, just a great overall knife
Premium Feel & Sharp!
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Darius A.
01-22-2018
I purchased this knife through BassPro, had to return it because the lock stuck and I couldnít close the knife. I asked BladeHQ to please send me the most buttery smooth benchmade ever created, and they absolutely did. Iíve had my knife for a little over a month and itís better than I couldíve dreamed. BladeHQ is hands down my favorite place to shop knives, and the customer service is outstanding! Truly love and respect you guys.
One of the best all around knives!
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Chad R.
01-19-2018
The sheepsfoot version of the Griptilian is one of my top 2 knives. I have many $150-$350 knives and this combo is the one that I go to over and over because it really is fantastic to carry and use. It does everything just about perfectly and the lock never gets boring. While the $100 noryl handle version is a really terrific knife, this G10 version kicks it up to feeling like a high end knife. Buttery smooth both in action and feel with really well done satin scales and the blue liners give it a nice little pop. BTW, my other favorite knife is my ZT0562ORBLK but any version(carbon fiber/G10) will be as good. All around another 10/10 knife. It hits the perfect ZT/Hinderer balance.
Love it.
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Donald M.
01-07-2018
Defiantly a upgrade over the standard griptillan.
Outstanding
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Tae S.
01-07-2018
Benchmade always does it right. Smooth, deployment. Sturdy body along with a good steel. Comes sharp as always out of the box.

Awesome EDC, and it comes with the Deep carry clip to make it more discrete as you carry.

Mine did come a little sticky compared to my 940-1701, and slightly off centered (nit picking) but I'm assuming it just needs a little breaking in.

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Steve M.
01-05-2018
If you like the griptilian, you will love this upgrade.
This is my favorite blade.
Great upgrade to regular griptilian
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Ed C.
01-05-2018
I love this knife and feels amazing in the hand. It does feel big in the pocket, and because of that I don't edc it too often. Great for hiking camping tasks
To legit to quit
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Dustin h.
08-22-2017
This knife is as smooth as eggs
Great knife holds a hell of an edge
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Ronald M.
09-25-2016
This knife is a great EDC and it holds a edge really well. I swap out between this one and two of my other favorite EDC knifes I own. My Zero Tolerance 0777 flipper & my Benchmade new spring assisted Amascius flipper.
My new favorite pocket knife
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Jacob S.
07-14-2016
After having this beautiful knife for about 2 months, I find it naturally in my pocket almost every day. It holds a great edge, is really comfortable in my hand, and (with pocket clip removed) is very slim and unnoticeable in my pocket. It's replaced my PM2 as my EDC, as the PM2 was a bit too big for my taste (still a great knife to have, but uncomfortable for work for me).
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

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 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 deep carry pocket clip can be reversed, making the Griptilian folder an equally amazing knife for right or left handed users.

The 550-1 has a satin finished sheepsfoot blade with a plain cutting edge and a thumb hole opener.

Read More
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.07"
  • Blade Length:3.45"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-20CV
  • Hardness:59-61 RC
  • Blade Style:Sheepsfoot
  • 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 Hole
  • Lock Type:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Griptilian
  • Model Number:550-1
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Great Choice
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David W.
09-13-2020
I have 20 knives to choose from and if I had to pick one for a desert island this would be it. Great feel over the base Griptilian with the G10 scales and the CPM-20CV keeps an edge through weeks of daily use. Not my choice for routine EDC due to size/weight/expense but a jewel in my collection...and it Spydie-flicks!
Phenomenal Knife
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Nicholas M.
07-27-2020
This baby's been one of my main EDC's since I got it. Perfect size, blade shape is perfect for my usage, and it effortlessly opens and closes single-handed. Easily one of my favorites!
Best OotB Benchmade
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Ryan W.
05-10-2020
All around, this was the best Benchmade straight from the box I've received.

Love the "feel" of the 20CV blade.
great design and high quality
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Brendan P.
04-26-2020
The design of the griptilian is fantastic and I cannot believe how benchmade could possibly improve it but they did. The g-10 with the blue and grey color looks is eye-catching , and the 20cv blade is a good upgrade to the blade steel. The quality of it was also very good. Perfect centering and it is for sure the smoothest knife with washers that I own.
Love this knife
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Jade S.
10-01-2019
You can't go wrong picking one of these up.
Great knife
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Zachary P.
09-19-2019
Fits great in the hand, blade is heavy-duty, the blue interior is beautiful, and, most of all, "Who doesn't love an axis lock?"
major upgrade
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fabian v.
05-05-2019
i hate the regular griptilian. handle is trash. i own a 940-1 and honestly like this one more. stop reading and buy it. well worth the money.
Keep it simple stupid
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Dan T.
03-16-2019
Itís the basic benchmade, with an upgraded handle and blade steel. It just works. I have a first production one that Iíve had for years, only thing Iíve had to do is sharpen it. Huge plus with benchmade is customer service like Lifesharp (free sharpening) and they will send you new clips, whatever ones you want for a tiny fee.
Perfection
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Mike P.
02-02-2019
This is the best knife I own, and nowhere near the most expensive. Stop reading the reviews and buy this knife.
Everything I hoped for
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Derek D.
07-12-2018
Blade came perfectly centered, nice even edge on both sides, Axis lock was smooth, just perfect fit and finish all around. Maybe Benchmade has come around to fixing the QC issues. Not my first purchase from Blade HQ and certainly not my last. Couldn't be happier!
Edc dream
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Aaron B.
01-27-2018
So comfortable and perfectly constructed knife. Dead center blade, super ergonomic, ridiculous steel keeps a sharp edge forever. Only negatives are a weaker detent that allows blade to be shaken out rather easily and rough hole cutout in the blade. Can be fixed with new omega springs from the factory.
Love this knife
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Cody B.
01-26-2018
Great style, great weigh, just a great overall knife
Premium Feel & Sharp!
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Darius A.
01-22-2018
I purchased this knife through BassPro, had to return it because the lock stuck and I couldnít close the knife. I asked BladeHQ to please send me the most buttery smooth benchmade ever created, and they absolutely did. Iíve had my knife for a little over a month and itís better than I couldíve dreamed. BladeHQ is hands down my favorite place to shop knives, and the customer service is outstanding! Truly love and respect you guys.
One of the best all around knives!
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Chad R.
01-19-2018
The sheepsfoot version of the Griptilian is one of my top 2 knives. I have many $150-$350 knives and this combo is the one that I go to over and over because it really is fantastic to carry and use. It does everything just about perfectly and the lock never gets boring. While the $100 noryl handle version is a really terrific knife, this G10 version kicks it up to feeling like a high end knife. Buttery smooth both in action and feel with really well done satin scales and the blue liners give it a nice little pop. BTW, my other favorite knife is my ZT0562ORBLK but any version(carbon fiber/G10) will be as good. All around another 10/10 knife. It hits the perfect ZT/Hinderer balance.
Love it.
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Donald M.
01-07-2018
Defiantly a upgrade over the standard griptillan.
Outstanding
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Tae S.
01-07-2018
Benchmade always does it right. Smooth, deployment. Sturdy body along with a good steel. Comes sharp as always out of the box.

Awesome EDC, and it comes with the Deep carry clip to make it more discrete as you carry.

Mine did come a little sticky compared to my 940-1701, and slightly off centered (nit picking) but I'm assuming it just needs a little breaking in.

SF
Upgrade
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Steve M.
01-05-2018
If you like the griptilian, you will love this upgrade.
This is my favorite blade.
Great upgrade to regular griptilian
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Ed C.
01-05-2018
I love this knife and feels amazing in the hand. It does feel big in the pocket, and because of that I don't edc it too often. Great for hiking camping tasks
To legit to quit
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Dustin h.
08-22-2017
This knife is as smooth as eggs
Great knife holds a hell of an edge
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Ronald M.
09-25-2016
This knife is a great EDC and it holds a edge really well. I swap out between this one and two of my other favorite EDC knifes I own. My Zero Tolerance 0777 flipper & my Benchmade new spring assisted Amascius flipper.
My new favorite pocket knife
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Jacob S.
07-14-2016
After having this beautiful knife for about 2 months, I find it naturally in my pocket almost every day. It holds a great edge, is really comfortable in my hand, and (with pocket clip removed) is very slim and unnoticeable in my pocket. It's replaced my PM2 as my EDC, as the PM2 was a bit too big for my taste (still a great knife to have, but uncomfortable for work for me).
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