Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Black (2.91" Satin) 556

MSRP: $110.00
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Item #BHQ-1721


  • Overall Length:6.78"
  • Blade Length:2.91"
  • Blade Thickness:0.10"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.87"
  • Handle Thickness:0.51"
  • Handle Material:Polymer
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.56 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mini Griptilian
  • Model Number:556
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Mini Griptilian features textured Black Handle Scales (which are very strong and very lightweight). Double 410 stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The blade is 154-CM stainless with satin finish. 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). Features ambidextrous dual thumb-stud.


Customer Reviews

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Great edc
matt c.
I always wanted to try a benchmade, I consider myself more of a spyderco guy, My most carried knife was the delica 4 ffg. I decided to pull the trigger and order the direct competitor to the delica, knowing what everyone say's about the handle material, I was expecting to possibly take back the knife, much to my surprise, the blade was centered, the handle material didn't bother me, and the grind on the edge was perfect.

Im still getting used to using the thumb studs, but I don't really have to because I can just flick it open with the axis lock.
The delica is a better slicer due to its full flat ground blade, but the griptilian has a stronger tip.

Favorite edc
Joshua B.
The knife is top notch, it feels great in the hand, it's light weight, it disappears in the pocket and benchmade's warranty is probably the best knife warranty ever!!!

But it came with some blade play and it took me a while of fiddling with the pivot to get out the blade play and keep the knifes silky smooth action

Now the knife functions flawlessly and I love it!!!
Perfect USA made blade
Jonathan P.
I have been carrying this for about three years and love it. This was my first quality knife I knew after the first time I flicked it open that it was a keeper. Also Benchmade has the best customer service in the knife industry.
Great Knife
kyle b.
I am a knife collector/user. I have knives from dozens of brands. Spyderco, benchmade, victorinox and cold steel are some of the best knives I have owned. Griptillians are razor blades. They lock up tight and once broken in feel smooth as glass.
good edc
Brian T.
This was my first benchmade and i wanted to see what the fuss was about.I can tell you any thing you hear about this knive is true.The action is pretty good and its a fun little knive to open and close.It dosnt cut as good as a spiderco delica but for how thick the blade is and the grind i still think it is impressive.The mini griptilian is a must have.I will be getting the hk series next
A Timeless Classic.
Dylan W.
This knife is well-known and proven to be an excellent EDC. Any knife enthusiast somewhere has a Mini-Grip in their collection; it's simply become a staple of the community.

If you're on the fence, let this review push you to the checkout screen.