Benchmade 556S-BLU Mini Griptilian Knife
|Mini Griptilian - ComboEdge, satin finish blade coating with blue handle||$89.25 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 and two knife sizes. The Benchmade Mini Griptlillian performance
|Features of the 556 Mini GriptilianÍ (thumbstud blade opener - truly ambidextrous)|
|Blade Style:||Modified Drop Point|
|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 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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