Benchmade Mini Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife Black (2.91" Black) 555BKHG

MSRP: $125.00
Our Price: $106.25
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Item #BHQ-11790


  • Overall Length:6.78"
  • Blade Length:2.91"
  • Blade Thickness:0.10"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • 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 Hole
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mini Griptilian
  • Model Number:555BKHG
  • Designer:Pardue
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Mini Griptilian features textured black handle with stainless steel liners (which is very strong and very lightweight). Double 410 stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The hollow ground blade is 154-CM stainless (plain edge) with BK1 black coating. 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).


Customer Reviews

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Gateway Knife
Quinn D.
The Griptilian Series is awesome. The blade comes extremely sharp and who doesn't love an AXIS lock. like the thumb hole because I find it easier to deploy with bigger fingers. The reason I gave it four out of five stars though is that of the handle. It is not g10 and makes the knife feel unbalanced. I like g10 over the "polymer" handle material. Now is this really a problem, no not really because the Griptilian is the do all knife with tons of replacement and upgrade parts available but I wish it came like that to round out something that is great to become the best. although that is a small gripe I have, I love the knife. Benchmade's Quality sets the bar high and leaves me wanting many more. Here I come 940 and various other Benchmade autos.
Great Option!
Kyle G.
I am lucky enough to live close to BladeHQ and went in to look at a good number of knives and left with this one. I really liked the sheep’s foot blade even more than I thought and love the all black. Great EDC option.
Bar-Setting EDC
Jacob L.
I collect knives and use them everyday and I had owned many lower grade and higher grade knives before I picked up this one. Even in competition against $200+ knives, somehow this one always finds its way into my pocket. I love the size and the way it's fits snugly into my hand. Having carried this blade almost every day for the last year with no complaints I can confidently say the Benchmade Mini-Griptilian sets the bar for the perfect everyday carry knife. Couldn't recommend it enough!
Absolutely Amazing
BigMike M.
After reading the other review on this knife I felt like I had to say something. This knife is awesome. It was the first benchmade I ever bought. I wear a size 2XL glove and although this knife is small it works well with my big hands. It's nice and lightweight. It also came shaving sharp from the factory. This is one of my favorite edc knives!

I should also add the one thing I disliked about this knife. It's really not a big deal but due to the black finish on the blade I noticed that scratches seem to appear easily on the blade. After a while it starts to looks cool though. Adds a little "one of a kind" look to your knife.
I have had sharper butter knives.
Thomas B.
I cannot believe I paid over $100 for this piece of steel. I live in Oregon and try to support local companies, but this is a joke. Obviously zero quality control. A knife that cannot cut a piece of paper coming from the factory is not a knife. It is nothing more than a piece of steel. Could not even cut a tiny starter branch on a small plant. Got a good laugh on the farm anyway. Might as well pay half the price for Japanese knives. At least they can cut.
Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ( We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ