This Mini Griptilian features blue Valox® handle scales (very strong and very lightweight). Double 420J stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The blade is 154-CM stainless (plain) with satin finish and ambidextrous round thumb-hole opener. 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).
This is a knife that I carry a lot! I get a ton of use out of it and it doesn't have the intimidation factor of larger knives for other people. The scales have awesome grip and 154CM is a go to Steel. No complaints at all blade centering is good and Axis lock is incredible
This is your EDC knife
I just got this knife today and I was expecting to have to get the Axis lock broken in for smooth results. I was wrong! This thing came like butter out of the box. This is a perfect edc blade. My particular knife has great centering as well. The knife came as sharp and you would expect from a new knife (Very sharp but not scary sharp). I will have to take away 1 star because of the grind lines on the bevel. Hopefully it will hold up to the years and this will be an all time favorite contender!
I prefer a Spyderco hole to a thimb stud, in general, and the Benchmade hole isn't as ergonomic as the spydeyhole. The blade shape and grind is sweet. The pocket clip may be loose for some. If you're considering the spyderco Delica, that may be slightly more practical with a better grip, and cheaper.