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

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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:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • 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:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Griptilian
  • Model Number:550BK-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 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 550BK-1 has a black finished sheepsfoot blade with a plain cutting edge and a thumb hole opener.


Customer Reviews

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great EDC
Samuel a.
I have owned several old griptilians over the years and this version with spacers and g10 scales makes it so much better. great knife
Brandon P.
I bought this knife in anticipation of a deployment to Africa for a few months. I really wanted to like this but Benchmades quality control was horrible. Blade rubbed against the scales, asymmetrical grind, and it had to have been sharpened by a guy withdrawing from meth. Spoke with Benchmade several times to address it and they basically said they didn't care and wouldn't do anything to help. Not a fan.
First benchmade
Jacob M.
I got this knife as a gift and I was thrilled. It's superior cutting edge and high tolerances along with it's great blade centering combine to great an all around great knife. This model has the round circle opening system which is great and way better than thumb studs or flippers in my opinion. I have yet to find anything wrong with this knife yet but I'm not sure that I will.
Near perfection
Jasper V.
This was my first benchmade, and I have to say I am impressed. The G-10 scales feel very nice and give a decent amount of grip, and there is no flex in them. The blade came incredibly sharp (I cut myself twice in the first five minutes of having it). The edge has dulled slightly after a week of edc, my 154CM and CPM S30V blades would have lost some edge by this time and would need sharpening. So the materials are very good but the fit and finish is not. Out of box the action was too tight and gritty. I would have preferred a little more lube because it needed it.

Also the blade centering was off to the left by a concerning amount, after I loosened and oiled the pivot the centering was slightly better but never got to the center, not a huge issue its not touching anything but still, $200 I would expect good centering. Other than that the knife is great, solid lockup, good materials, and with some oil and crap you will have a nice knife.
Upgraded beast
Mike k.
Such an awesome upgrade from the previous model. I love the deep carry pocket clip. Definitely feels more grippy than the previous model as well. Highly recommended.
my new favorite benchmade
fred s.
I have many benchmade knives and enjoy them all. I have never really been a fan of the full-size grip (I do enjoy & own several of the mini's a lot!) until this model - The new way the scales are done really improve the aesthetics and the coloring of this knife is just awesome!

Thanks benchmade, a true hit on your hands w/ this one!