Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Gray/Blue G-10 (2.91" Satin) 555-1

MSRP: $195.00
Our Price: $165.75
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Item #BHQ-33665


  • Overall Length:6.78"
  • Blade Length:2.91"
  • Blade Thickness:0.10"
  • Blade Material:CPM-20CV
  • Hardness:59-61 RC
  • Blade Style:Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.87"
  • Handle Thickness:0.51"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.90 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mini Griptilian
  • Model Number:555-1
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Benchmade's classic Mini 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 Mini 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 555-1 has a satin finished sheepsfoot blade with a plain cutting edge and a thumb hole opener.


Customer Reviews

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An amazing knife!
Joel N.
This little guy is one of my top edc knives. Great size and weight for carrying and blade steel is no joke. The g10 scales feel great compared to older models of mini grips and the deep carry pocket clip performs well for a concealed carry. The action is drop shut after adjusting the pivot and body screws and that blade is wicked sharp from the factory!(Already cut myself from the blade lightly tapping my hand)
Issues with the knife are mainly going to be with benchmade's quality control, mine came with an uncentered blade so I tried to fix it myself so I didn't have to send it out. I fixed that issue, but lead me to another problem. Maintenance of this knife is a pain if you need to take it apart. Other than that the knife performs well and I really like it.
Mini grip
Rodney P.
This knife is amazing I've carried it used and abused it and it's still sharp. Blade steel is the best I've seen. The over all design is perfect EDC love my Benchmade
Great package
john n.
This is my favorite version of the Griptilian series. The size is just right for EDC, I was apprehensive at first thinking it might be too small, but once I received my knife that put all my worries to rest. I wear a large size glove and the ergonomics of this knife is very comfortable, it fits very well in hand. The blade shape has been great, the hole is useful for easy deployment and hasn't slacked in the slicing department. The hollow grind is a bit more shallow than I'd like but it still works fine. The steel, handle material, blade shape, handle coloring, and deep carry clip make this knife a great deal (especially when BHQ is doing a Benchmade promotion). If you have a mini grip and are thinking of upgrading, its worth it. If you are a new time buyer, you wont regret it!
thin blue line
Darryl S.
As a cop, I had to get this version of the Griptilian. This thing is awesome. I use this knife all the time and it stays razor sharp. I love the hole and the blade shape of this knife!
The Griptilian You Should Carry
Brayton F.
I was never interested in the Griptilian until I saw this version. The G-10 handle adds the weight the polymer handle was missing, and it feels really good in the hand. I don't know if it is just in my mind, but the new Griptilian flips way easier than the previous model. It is super smooth and once you get the flick down its just as fast as some autos. This is my favorite EDC knife and is in my pocket at least 5 days a week. The deep carry pocket clip is also stealthy, it basically disappears once in the pocket. It comes razor sharp out of the box, and I'm considering buying a second one for emergencies it's just that good!
Great small EDC option
Erica S.
If you thought the original Mini Grip was good- wait until you feel this upgraded version. Everyone loved the original... except for those cheap feeling plastic handle scales. The g10 on this version feels like a DREAM! And the steel is strong, yet not super tricky to sharpen. One of my daily carries- I love it as much as my 940!!!
Shawn N.
Shawn n.
Holds itís edge very well. Lightweight and tough
Ed C.
Great EDC. I think scales could use a bit more texture but 5star nonetheless.
Very nice knife
Ed M.
I bought the original mini Grip non-G10 with serrated edge from BHQ a couple of weeks ago. I liked it but was disappointed that the plain edge section was really dull out of the box so I returned it and upgraded to the new model. No disappointment with this one. It's an excellent design, looks great, it's comfortable in the hand and pocket, and the blade on this one came nicely sharpened. It's expensive but still a good value for the quality you get. Also, kudos to BHQ for promptly processing my refund on the original purchase.
Absolute Upgrade From The Original
Tyler M.
This knife is the ultimate upgrade from any original Mini Griptilian! The quality of the handle and the knife steel are fantastic. It's the perfect size EDC for almost anything you can imagine or need a knife for! You will not be sorry if you purchase this knife.