Benchmade 550SHG Pardue Griptilian AXIS Hole Knife
|Griptilian Knife- ComboEdge, stainless steel blade with black handle||$97.99 USD|
Proudly made in the USA, this Pardue Griptilian AXIS knife works very effectively. It has a modified drop-point blade with an ambidextrous thumb-stud opener.
- AXIS locking mechanism with dual thumb-stud opener
- 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC)
- Sturdy, comfortable handle with 420J stainless steel liners and a reversible steel pocket clip
- Blade Length: 3.45"
- Blade Thickness: 0.115"
- Handle Thickness: 0.640"
- Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
- Blade Style: Hollowground Modified Sheepsfoot
- Weight: 3.76oz.
- Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS
- Overall Length: 8.07"
5 Stars based on 1 reviews
September 22, 2014
Perfect Everday Carry Knife
If this was another online retailer that didn't focus on on the water sports there is not a single flaw in this knife. Since this review is on Tackledirect i want to underscore that corrosion resistance could be better. (Or maybe I shouldn't don't dunk this knife in saltwater). I love my mini griptilian and full size griptilian.
ProsThe steel on this knife is fantastic, holds a terrific edge yet sharpens fairly easily. Out of the box the knife is very sharp. There's enough heft to the knife to take care of most tasks, yet light enough that you can carry it every day. If it's a little too big for your liking get the mini griptilian which is perfect for the business man. The deployment of the blade is ambidextrous and will stay smooth. I only adjusted mine twice in 8 years. Pocket clip can me moved to either side. Cost this is by far one of the best knives out there for the money. The action, blade quality and durability are phenomenal.
ConsCorrosion resistance to saltwater, its not. Mine started to foul after 8 years. Sent it back to Benchmade, they turned it around in two weeks and it came back like new. Great service Benchmade, now could you make a set of saltwater fishing pliers!?!
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