Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian AXS Knife
|Mini Griptilian - ComboEdge, stainless steel blade with black handle||$89.99 USD|
Proudly made in the USA, this Pardue Mini-Griptilian AXS 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)
- Valox handle with 420J stainless steel liners and a reversible steel pocket clip
- Blade Length: 2.91"
- Blade Thickness: 0.100"
- Handle Thickness: 0.510"
- Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
- Weight: 2.56oz.
- Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS
- Overall Length: 6.78"
- Closed Length: 3.87"
5 Stars based on 1 reviews
Perfect Everday Carry Knife
September 22, 2014
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 undersore that corrosion resistance could be better. (Or maybe don't dunk this knife in saltwater). I love my mini griptilian and full size griptilian. It's an expensive knife, which may sound stange to those folks who spend much more on their knives, but I lose mine like sunglasses. Fortunately I've never lost either knife, and if I did I would by a new one in a second. Note this review if for the plain edge, I prefer my knives without serrations.
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 small for your liking get the full sized griptilian which is perfect for the contractor etc. The deployment of the blade is ambidextrous and will stay smooth. I only adjusted mine three times in 10 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, did I say that already?
ConsCorrosion resistance to saltwater, its not. My full sized griptilian started to foul shortly after saltwater exposure. I sent it back to benchmade, they turned it around in two weeks and it came back like new. Great service Benchmade!
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