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

Designer: Pardue
Mechanism: AXIS®
Action: Manual-opening
Blade Steel: 154CM (58-61 HRC)
Blade Length: 2.91" (7.39cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.100" (2.54mm)
Open Length: 6.78" (17.22cm)
Closed Length: 3.87" (9.83cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.51" (12.95mm)

Drop-point Blade Style
Weight: 2.81oz. (79.66g)

Sheepsfoot Blade Style
Weight: 2.68oz. (75.98g)

Tanto Blade Style
Weight: 2.79oz. (79.10g)

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A review from: stanza
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Benchmade has the best customer service on the face of the Earth! They sent me a FREE mini grip because they weren't able to laser mark my name on my mini grip that I sent in because it has a black coating and I guess the laser machine can't etch over it. But instead of simply giving me like a coupon for 30% off and an apology, they decided my customer loyalty was worth a new $130 knife, so they sent back my coated knife AND a second gorgeous serrated bead-blasted bladed mini grip with my name in the Old English font I originally picked out. I will now only purchase Benchmade's directly from the factory and buy them for my blade collection and for loved ones as gifts for the holidays because I am so touched by the amazing customer dedication they have, truly unheard of. This is a company who loves thier customers and treats them like family
A review from: Woodland Warrior
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I bought the drop point 154cm satin blade with black GFN handles. Great little knife. Came out of the box razor sharp (I was literally able to carve shapes in paper). The 90 degree spine will throw sparks off of a ferro rod and shave fluff from a piece of fatwood so if you are a backpacker/bushcrafter this is a good little pocket knife. The handle is just a hair small for someone with large or XL hands though so if you have bigger hands like me it may feel a little small. The blade centering on mine was a hair off out of the box as well. Not a deal breaker though. I've been testing it doing EDC tasks, wood processing, food slicing, and firemaking tasks for a couple of hours now and it still has a nasty sharp edge and the deployment and lock still work excellently well. The deployment and closing is butter smooth thanks to the bronze bushings in the pivot. I would like to see a deep carry pocket clip on it but the one it comes with keeps it in pocket quite well. I hiked 2 miles through some rough terrain with it to my test site and not once did I feel like it was going to come out of my pocket. Overall I would recommend it and I do intend to get my hands on the full size Griptilian as well. Materials are a solid 4 out of 5 (S30V blade steel would have gotten it a 5 out of 5), ergonomics are a 4 out of 5 only because it is just a tad too small in the handle, durability is a full 5 out of 5, speaking from experience with other 154CM steel knives I have tested I'll give this one a 4 out of 5 on ease of sharpening, price point is a 4 out of 5 because it is a bit expensive ($98 at the store I got it from) for a knife of this size, lockup is a 5 out of 5, and ease of deployment is also 5 out of 5 because it is one of the smoothest knives I have ever used. My overall likability on this one is a 4.5 out of 5 because while it is a great blade I do have a few minor gripes with the centering being off out of the box, the price, and the tiny handle. Definitely worth a buy if you want a good lightweight pocket knife.
A review from: Gregory
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What's the best knife? The one you have with you. This is a superbly made knife but it's standout feature by far is how easy it is to slip into a pocket or clip into a bag. I've purchased several of these knives for teammates and family members who never previously carried a knife and all have loved it. My personal every day carry knife is a customized model with 20cv steel and the sheepsfoot blade profile. The axis lock is solid and easy to disengage once done, the grips are excellent in both g10 and FRN, and the variety of options alone is a huge feature. This is a great knife for anyone to add to their pocket and will stand the test of time, especially with Benchmade's warranty. My one criticism is that I wish the base model came in s30v but it's really only steel snobs that would care or notice.
A review from: Gregory
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What's the best knife? The one you have with you. This is a superbly made knife but it's standout feature by far is how easy it is to slip into a pocket or clip into a bag. I've purchased several of these knives for teammates and family members who never previously carried a knife and all have loved it. My personal every day carry knife is a customized model with 20cv steel and the sheepsfoot blade profile. The axis lock is solid and easy to disengage once done, the grips are excellent in both g10 and FRN, and the variety of options alone is a huge feature. This is a great knife for anyone to add to their pocket and will stand the test of time, especially with Benchmade's warranty. My one criticism is that I wish the base model came in s30v but it's really only steel snobs that would care or notice.
A review from: Van
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I got the Cabela's Exclusive D2 of this guy and I couldn't be happier. Beautiful little Every Day Carry that fits in to my medium sized hands. Also great for precise little cuts or work, as well as the axis lock makes this easy and safe to operate with one hand. I will certainly be getting one for my girlfriend, since she likes the size and feel of it. Only draw back I have with the D2 is it doesn't have a great edge retention compared to other steel, but its still good, and holds up well enough while slicing through cardboard boxes at work. Over all, great little EDC.
A review from: Jon
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This is quite possibly the perfect size EDC. A bit small for the hand but that’s easily taken care of by putting a paracord lanyard on. A blade an additional 1/2” would not make much difference if I had to defend myself with it. Like firearms, I place far more importance in skill of use than size. I also keep my mini Grip razor sharp at all times, so I’m ready for anything friendly or not.
A review from: Mark
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I have two of these. Beat the hell out of them. All the stuff you shouldn’t do wit a knife. Screw driver, pry bar, etc and it’s held up great! Got the 154-CM blade. Holds a good edge.
A review from: Ed
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My state has a 3-inch concealed carry limit and I bought the 20CV G10 mini-Grip for EDC. The pivot was too tight out of the box but that was easy to fix and the blade was slightly off-center but not critically close to the handle.

I kept the knife and I’m glad I did. The blade is excellent and easy to sharpen. The handle is rock solid as is the locking mechanism. Really, this is one good-looking, well-built knife—very sturdy—and it’s so light you forget you’re carrying it.

One possible drawback you might want to consider before buying is that the handle is only 3.87 inches long-—it’s a small knife. I can get four barehanded fingers on the handle but it’s a tight fit and with work gloves my little finger goes off the handle. Otherwise, it’s an excellent small EDC knife.
A review from: Jacob
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I have had several EDC knives over the years, but none come close to the quality of this Benchmade. The blade holds its edge very well, and its opening and closing mechanism make one handed use convenient and safe.
A review from: James
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I bought the mini grip several years ago from my local knife shop and it's been in my pocket every day since. To put it simply it's the best knife I've ever owned and I'd feel naked without it!

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