Benchmade Griptilian Knife
Griptlillian performance is keenly unleashed with a simple thumb rotation, wither right or left handed, you choose. It's a new species of knife. Safe. Reliable. Smooth. Affordable.
|Griptilian Knife - plain edge with BT2 blade coating and a olive drab handle||$97.99 USD|
|Griptilian Knife- ComboEdge, stainless steel blade with black handle||$97.99 USD|
The unmatched function of AXIS combined with the simplicity of a molded handle design- get a grip! It's a new species of knife. Safe. Reliable. Smooth. Affordable. Grip in two blade styles. Griptlillian performance is keenly unleashed with a simple thumb rotation, whether right or left handed, you choose. The hand settles naturally over the palm swelled shape and it's textured skin. So don't hold back, go wild and- GET A GRIP!
|Features of the 550 Griptilian™ (oval hole blade opener - truly ambidextrous)||Features of the 551 Griptilian™ Modified Drop Point (thumbstud blade opener - truly ambidextrous)|
|Blade Length:||3.45"||Blade Length:||3.45"|
|Blade Thickness:||0.12"||Blade Thickness:||0.12"|
|Blade Material:||440C||Blade Material:||440C|
|Blade Hardness:||58-60||Blade Hardness:||58-60|
|Blade Style:||Modified Sheepsfoot||Blade Style:||Modified Drop-Point|
|Clip:||Reversible SS||Clip:||Reversible SS|
|Lock Mechanism:||AXIS™||Lock Mechanism:||AXIS™|
|Overall Length:||8.07"||Overall Length:||8.02"|
|Closed Length:||4.62"||Closed Length:||4.62"|
|Sheath Material:||sold seperately||Sheath Material:||sold seperately|
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 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!?!