551-S30V Griptillian®When it comes to all around functionality, you can't beat the Griptillian®. There are more shapes, sizes and colors available in the Griptillian than any other product family from Benchmade.
Made in USA.
- Designer: Pardue
- Mechanism: AXIS®
- Action: Manual-opening
- Blade Steel: S30V
- Blade Length: 3.45" (8.76cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.115" (2.92mm)
- Open Length: 8.07" (20.50cm)
- Closed Length: 4.62" (11.73cm)
- Handle Thickness: 0.64" (16.26mm)
- Weight: 3.88 oz. (110.00g)
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Blade Finish/Color: Satin
- Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
- Blade Style/Shape: Drop-point
- Clip Type: Standard
- Clip Position: Reversible Tip-Up
- Glass Breaker: No
- Handle Material: Nylon
- Lanyard Hole: Yes
- MOLLE Compatible: No
- Sheath Type: No Sheath
- Use: Every Day, Outdoor, Tactical
AXIS®: A patented Benchmade exclusive, AXIS® has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100 % ambidextrous design, AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar that rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners.
The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners and is 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 its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS® bar itself.
Mel Pardue: The senior team member, Mel has been grinding sparks, making knives and creating a following for 25-plus years. His style has a class and simplicity all its own. The Pardue collaborations offer great utility to the everyday knife user while at the same time presenting an upscale distinction. Less is definitely more with Mel’s designs.