Benchmade 551H20 Griptilian Folding Knife 8.76 cm (3.45″) N680

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Designed specifically for marine environments.

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. The model 551H20 comes with orange handle scales and a reversible deep carry pocket clip for right or left side carry.


  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Stud Opener
  • Lightweight G10 Handle
  • Drop Point 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.


  • Blade Length:                     8.76 cm (3.45″)
  • Blade Thickness:                2.921 mm (0.115″)
  • Handle Thickness:             15.494 mm (0.61″)
  • Handle Material:                Safety orange Grivory with stainless steel liner
  • Blade Material:                   Böhler N680 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness:                 57-59HRC
  • Blade Style:                        Drop Point
  • Weight:                              118.22 grams (4.17 oz.)
  • Pocket Clip:                        Stainless Steel, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism:               AXIS
  • Overall Length:                  20.50 cm (8.07″)
  • Closed Length:                  11.73cm (4.62″)
  • Benchmade Class:              Blue
  • Country of Origin:              USA

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