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Benchmade Griptilian Sheepsfoot 550 HG

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Why We Like It

This is a strong everyday carry knife that offers a sure grip and functional blade.

The Benchmade Griptilian HG has modified drop-point knife combines the unmatched function of the AXIS locking mechanism with the simplicity of a molded Handle designs it's a new species of knife. Safe, reliable, smooth, and affordable, the Griptilian is available in plain and combo edge versions, as well as with a BT2 blade coating. Unleash the Griptilian's performance with a simple thumb rotation. The hand settles naturally over the palm-swelled shape and its textured skin.

HG stands for "Hollow Ground" - this is a hollow ground modified sheepsfoot blade with ambidextrous functioning thumb-hole opening.  See below for blade description.

Hollow ground modified sheepsfoot blade with ambidextrous functioning thumb-hole opener.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • AXIS locking mechanism with dual thumb-stud opener
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC)
  • Black Handles: Noryl GTX, Other Colors: Grivory
  • 420J stainless steel liners and a reversible steel pocket clip

FEATURES: 

  • Blade Length: 3.45"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.640"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless steel (550T: 440C) (see below)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Hollowground modified sheepsfoot; Ambidextrous thumb-holes (see below)
  • Weight: 3.25oz
  • Clip: Tip up, reversible, black
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.07"
  • Closed Length: 4.62"
  • Sheath Material: Sold separately
  • Class: Blue (see below)

Other

Benchmade design Made in the USA

154CM - An American made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality.

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.

Sheepsfoot - This blade shape has no point on the tip, very little to no belly and the spine of the blade curves down to meet the edge. It is used in applications where slicing is the main requirement, and a point is either not needed or would actively get in the way. Emergency rescue blades are usually of this design. The lack of a point prevents the rescuer from inadvertently injuring a victim who is being cut free from something restrictive.

Class - Blue Class represents the heart of everything that is Benchmade. These USA made products are designed and built for the individual who appreciates the difference that a high-quality cutting tool can make.



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