Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 3.45" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles - 550-1

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Description

BM5501: 550-1 CPM-20CV/G10 Sheepsfoot Griptilian

Benchmade

A Benchmade classic upgraded with G10 handles and premium steel.

The Griptilian is born of custom knifemaker Mel Pardue's passion for functional designs. You release the creature's ferocity with a thumb stud. At the very heart of the Griptilian, is the exclusive AXIS locking mechanism. This modern marvel gives life to a cutting tool like you have never experienced before, especially in a lightweight folder. Rock-solid ambidextrous function is sure to tame the most die-hard of traditionalists. And you can grab onto the lightweight, handle with its grip-textured surface and rib covered spine that grabs you right back for a "can't let go" grip. This model comes with gray G10 handle scales, blue G10 accents, blue barrel spacers and a reversible deep carry pocket clip for right or left side carry. The blade steel has also been upgraded on this model to CPM-20CV stainless steel. CPM-20CV is virtually identical in chemical composition to Benchmade's current M390 steel but is made in the US by Niagara as opposed to Bohler which is based Austria. It offers better edge retention but is not quite as tough to resharpen as M390.

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Features

  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Hole Opener
  • Lightweight G10 Handle
  • Sheepsfoot Blade Shape
  • Multiple Configurations Available
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • AXIS A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100-percent ambidextrous design, AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spanning the liners and positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar it's inertia to engage the knife tang, and as a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.45"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Blade Material: CPM-20CV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
  • Blade Style: 550 Sheepfoot; Ambidextrous Thumb-Hole
  • Weight: 4.13 oz.
  • Clip: Deep-Carry, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.07"
  • Closed Length: 4.62"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.61"
  • Class: Blue
  • Made in the USA
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 3.45" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handlesrated 4.833 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 3.45" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Blake
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May 13, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great EDC
I love this knife. I have a high end benchmades, ZT's, spyderco's, and kershaw exclusives and this is my favorite knife to carry. I actually meant to buy the mini grip, but I'm glad I didn't. This is a great knife and what this knife should have been originally.
Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 3.45" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Bf
Fayetteville, Nc
May 11, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Very satisfied with both the knife and the service. Five Stars!!!
I've owned several griptilians. They're great knives but this one is a step above the rest. The main reason I purchased it was to try out the CPM-20CV steel. The sheepsfoot blade has a saber grind with a nice light stonewash. Mine came out of the box properly centered with an excellent factory edge. The action is new-knife stiff but I know from experience it will smooth out over time. It's also a tiny bit heavier than the standard knife and doesn't make the "clickety-clack" sound when you open and close it. I attribute this to the solid, G10 scales. I also like the addition of a deep-carry pocket clip. It rides lower and is just as accessible. If the CPM-20V proves to be as good as the reviews, I would say this is a solid purchase and would highly recommend picking one up from KnifeCenter. By the way...I ordered the knife Thursday afternoon and had it in hand by lunchtime Saturday. Five Stars to the KC shipping department...you guys rock!!!
Benchmade Griptilian AXIS Lock Folding Knife 3.45" CPM-20CV Satin Sheepsfoot Plain Blade, Gray G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Frankie
Prospect Park, Pa
Apr 26, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Made me a Benchmade Fanboy
Just got my 550-1 today, and I'm in love. Was a little scared at 1st hearing about BM's QC issues but my knife is perfect- centering, grind, sharpness, the works. This is my 1st Benchmade but definitely not my last. If you're like I was, wondering if almost $200 for a knife was worth it. With Benchmade it is, I'm in construction so I'm gonna but this beauty through the paces, then send it back to benchmade for a sharpening, and tune up. Then I'll be back to update.
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