Benchmade puts all they’ve got into designing the ideal knife: one that is versatile, dependable, durable, and just plain stylish. Succeeding time and time again, Benchmade shows us that they’ve still got it with one of their all-time best selling models: the 551BK-S30V Griptilian. This beast of a knife, designed by expert designer and knifemaker Mel Pardue, is much more than the sum of its parts. With Benchmade’s patented AXIS-Lock technology and an ambidextrous design, the 551BK-S30V Griptilian is an ergonomically minded knife that is as easy to handle as it is reliable.
With its 3.45″ black coated S30V Stainless Steel blade hardened to an RC of 58-60, the 551 Griptilian is ready to take on even the most difficult tasks. Stainless Steel is a tough and long-lasting steel alloy that is designed to be wear-resistant and power through extended exposure to the elements, so you can rest easy knowing that your 551BK-S30V Griptilian is built to last. Its glass fiber-filled black nylon handle is comfortable to hold onto while being able to stand up to the elements just as well as the blade of the knife, making the 551BK-S30V Griptilian a real powerhouse in all departments.
With a folded length of 4.62″ and a weight of 3.82 oz., the 551BK-S30V Griptilian is a compact knife that packs a surprising amount of power. Its ambidextrous thumb-stud opener makes the knife easily accessible in tight situations, and the tip-up pocket clip means it’s easy to carry at waist-level where it is never out of reach. No matter what you are looking for in a medium-sized folding knife, the 551BK-S30V Griptilian is a knife worth considering for everyday carry.