Benchmade 557-S30V Mini Griptilian Tanto AXIS Lock Knife
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.Features
- 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
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