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About the product
When it comes to all around functionality, you can't beat the Griptilian®. There are more shapes, sizes and colors available in the Griptilian than any other product family from Benchmade.

Designer: Pardue
Mechanism: AXIS®
Action: Manual-opening
Blade Steel: 154CM (58-61 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.45" (8.76cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.115" (2.92mm)
Open Length: 8.07" (20.50cm)
Closed Length: 4.62" (11.73cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.64" (16.26mm)

Drop-point Blade Style
Weight: 3.88oz. (110.00g)

Sheepsfoot Blade Style
Weight: 3.79oz. (107.44g)

Tanto Blade Style
Weight: 3.89oz. (110.28g)
Features

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Clip Type Standard
Clip Position Reversible Tip-Up
Glass Breaker No
Lanyard Hole Yes
MOLLE Compatible No
Sheath Type No Sheath
Use Every Day, Outdoor, Tactical

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A review from: Matt
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I took this knife with me when i went caving. It got covered in mud, dirt, sand and submerged in water for hours. The Axis lock was a little sticky when i got out of the cave but a quick rinse off in a nearby stream made it work brand new again. This knife is a little pricey but well worth it.
A review from: Adam
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Decided to purchase a new EDC and the reputation of the Griptilian sealed it for me. The blade is clearly top quality and looks like it will be serviceable. I'm still getting used to the Axis system. My only concern is how effectively it will work in an outdoor environment where dirt might get in the Axis mechanism. But my big issue is with the nylon grip. It is awful, feels like cheap plastic and Benchmade should not be selling knives of this cost with such pathetic materials. I've only had the knife for 3 days and have already ordered replacement grips from another manufacturer.
A review from: Brady
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Ok, where to start. I have had my 551 for about 4 months now.I have used it everyday cutting boxes down, whittling sticks, opening packages, and many other EDC type tasks. the blade is excellent (I have to 154cm blade) I have only sharpened the blade twice, but remember cardboard is a blade's worst enemy. the knife has a great feel, and it is a good weight for an EDC blade. I have had many different knives that weighed many different weights, the 551 is a great weight and would be perfect for anyone looking to EDC this knife. I had to tighten the pivot screw a little, because I was flipping it all of the time. The smoothness of this blade is amazing the AXIS lock is something that i can not live without now. I'll pick up a buddy's CRKT and try AXIS locking the knife. The handle throws a lot of people off, but I have had no problems with it, I have dropped in on concrete from about 5 feet and nothing happened, stayed as good as new. The price is a good price for the quality and great customer service. I would recommend this knife to anyone.

The customer service is amazing too!
A review from: Roddy
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I am so glad I did this, not just because the Griptilian is an all-around great knife, but the fact that I could modify it to my wants and needs is a great benefit. I was able to choose the handle color, which is sweet and nice but not a major deal to me, but that I could choose the point, steel and whether there is serration is fantastic to me.
I tried to avoid being a metal snob but not anymore. I might settle on some steels, but D2 and S30V are just wonderful steels for knives and I couldn't imagine settling for mere 420 stainless ever again. Yes, it is more expensive but anyone with sense knows you get what you pay for. This knife is on my person at all times and I don't see that changing anytime soon. If you need a major tactical blade then look at a Contego, but the Griptilian is more than good enough for everyday needs and then some.
A review from: Dale
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I've had many different knives in the past, but nothing compares to my Griptilian! Razor sharp out of the box, excellent balance, quality and craftsmanship. Unless I lose it (hope I never do) I'll never buy another knife again, unless it's another Benchmade model! Thinking about getting a mini grip for my wife too!
A review from: swanneeriver
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I bought this fine blade right before moving north for college, and it has served me well. The D2 steel option is truly phenomenal, although it takes time to periodically recondition and sharpen. It's been used for splitting wood, sharpening pencils, opening bottles, as a kitchen knife, bike and truck repair, gutting and cleaning fish and grouse, cutting down whole trees, fixing m249 malfunctions, and as a screwdriver. I'm not afraid of chipping the tip, or snapping the hinge with the Griptilian's superb construction. 10/10 would recomend, and have purchased, for and too friends ans family.
A review from: Q R L
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A couple years back I sent my Griptilian back for service, a new blade and engraving. All just a small price to aid in the safe return of my favorite knife should I ever lose it. What a great service for such a truly useful tool.
A review from: Jeff
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First, some history. I've had two Griptilians so far and I've loved them both. The first was a 154CM which was retired, but I've saved it for when my nephew is older. The second was a limited-edition D2 which was lost along with my luggage on a flight back from Kaua'i. So I just ordered an S30V and I cannot wait to get it.

My knives see a lot of different use: opening 100's of boxes in a day, opening the mail, whittling, field-dressing animals, stripping wire, cutting food... It's a long list and of all the knives I've owned (Gerber, CRKT, SOG) the Benchmade Griptilian has been the only one to take it all. The ergonomics are superb and the AXIS lock beats everything else on the market. I buy them for friends and family because I want to spread the love. Even my wife loves my Benchmade knives.
A review from: Kelvin
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Folks for 14yrs I carried my griptilian, and I used it, I am a volunteer firefighter and emt, I am an avid outdoorsman I hunt and fish, I do industrial maintenance for a living. Im telling you this knife has out lasted any other knife I have ever owned. Its holds its edge and is tough as nails. I recently sent it back and had a new blade installed in it, they went above and beyond. Well now the sad part, working the nightshift I somehow managed to lose my knife, I hope whoever finds it gets as many years out of it that I did, but along with this review Im placing my order for my new griptilian.
A review from: Park Ranger
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As expected, the quality is there, but the price is less painful than expected. Blade is high quality. Action is smooth, alignment is spot on.
A review from: Knife Lover
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The Griptilian has more than exceeded my expectations. I have owned it for 9 months and intend to send it in for sharpening and tune-up at it's 1 year anniversary. It has made such an impression I want to buy a second Griptilian just to have one when I send the other in. I own a security systems business and work in unique environments on a daily basis. Everyday I find myself in attics, crawl spaces and other confined spaces. The Griptilian goes with me every step of the way giving GREAT service. I have owned hundreds if not thousands of brand name Chinese made knives and wouldn't consider going back to one of those.For years I couldn't justify to myself the expense of a quality made knife like Benchmade.After experiencing the Benchmade difference I now realize all those other knives were a waist of money. The sales clerk at my local knife shop told me something that sold me. He said "if you continue to buy cheap knives you will pay for a high quality knife and never own it".
A review from: The Auger
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...in this case that's a good thing! Benchmade isn't cheap but it is well worth the cost. I've had my Griptilian for years and it has served me well. The Axis locking mechanism takes a little getting used to but is absolutely superb. With a pull of the knob and the slightest flick of the wrist you can open this knife nearly as fast as many of the spring assisted blades out there. What I love is that this knife is so well balanced that you can easily reverse that process to close the knife. No other knife I've had (and I've had a lot) has allowed me to close the blade while holding it in such a natural position. My only complaint is that every now and then when I'm not being careful the thumb studs can get hung on my pocket and start to deploy the blade prematurely as I'm pulling it out. But this is truly a great a knife and I recently utilized the Lifesharp service which blew me away. I got my knife back with a beautifully sharpened blade, all cleaned up and lubed, a new clip, and a nice box. You can't beat that for only having to pay to ship it to Benchmade! If you're not buying this knife, that's fine. Just make sure you end up buying another Benchmade.