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Benchmade Griptilian Knife

#551 Drop Point Folder | AXIS Lock

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Benchmade Griptilian Knife As far as heavy-duty knives go, Benchmade is one of the premier names in the market, and their Griptilian model is one of the most sought-after.

Let's get the basic specs out of the way first: The overall knife is a comfortable 8.03 inches long, with a 3.45 satin-finish blade. It measures 4.62 inches when closed and is lightweight at just over 3 oz. It's also available with a black, non-reflective blade and/or a Combo, partially-serrated edge.

The knife's blade is ultra-hard, made from 154CM stainless steel. If you're not that familiar with the term 154CM, that's ok... turns out it's pretty much the same as Japanese ATS-34 steel, only under a manufacturer's trade name. And if that's still boggling your mind, just know that either one is a harder, tougher improvement over 440C stainless steel. In fact, it used to be called "super steel" back in the day.

And of course we can't forget about the Griptilian handle. Among all the Griptilian models floating around out there, only a select few have a Zytel handle like the one you see here. It's made to be durable, comfortable, and safe to use... with an AXIS locking mechanism thrown in for extra safety precaution as well.

The Griptilian certainly lives up to its reputation as a strong, heavy duty folder from industry stalwart Benchmade.

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