Benchmade 557-S30V Mini Griptilian Tanto AXIS Lock Knife

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A Benchmade classic

The Griptilian was 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. 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.

Production of the original 154CM knife ceased in 2018; replaced by the same style of knife but having a CPM-S30V blade.

  • High Quality: The 154CM stainless steel blade is tough, rust resistant, and holds an edge well. The glass-filled nylon handle is tough yet attractive, making it ideal for hard jobs and everyday carry.
  • Well Designed: Benchmade’s AXIS lock is exceptionally strong and fully ambidextrous. The Mini Griptilian 557 is a manual knife that can be opened and closed single handedly.
  • Comfortable: The 557’s smaller, lighter design and handle grips make it comfortable to hold, use, and take anywhere. The reversible pocket clip offers ultimate accessibility.
  • Versatile: The Mini Griptilian 557’s Tanto blade style is mostly tactical in nature but is versatile enough for everyday use.


  • Blade Length:                    7.4 cm (2.91″)
  • Blade Thickness:                2.54 mm (0.10″)
  • Handle Thickness:              12.95 mm (0.51″)
  • Blade Material:                   CPM-S30V
  • Blade Hardness:                  58-60HRC
  • Blade Style:                          Tanto
  • Weight:                                57.58 grams (2.56 oz.)
  • Lock Mechanism:                Axis
  • Overall Length:                   17.22 cm (6.78″) Open
  • Closed Length:                     9.83 cm (3.87″)
  • Benchmade Class:                Blue
  • Country of Origin:                USA
  • SKU:                                      B557-S30V 

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