The Benchmade Griptilian 550 S30V is a practical EDC pocket knife, designed by Mel Pardue. Since the introduction of the first version many years ago the Benchmade Griptilian is an absolute classic in the knife world. Its ergonomic handle, perfect for left and right-handed use, combined with different openings mechanisms and blade shapes have turned the Griptilian into a legend in the pocket knife world.
This Benchmade 550 Griptilian has a blade shape that closely resembles a sheepsfoot shape. You open it with the royal thumb hole and Benchmade's famous Axis lock blocks it when opened. The handle is made from Valox. This is a brand name for a specific type of FRN (glass fibre reinforced nylon) which feels great in hand, is strong and, at the same time, doesn't weigh too much.
In 2019 Benchmade decided to upgrade from 154CM steel to CPM S30V steel to make the Griptilian even better. CPM S30V is one of the few types of steel that is specifically developed for knives. It retains its sharpness well and is very stainless.
|Finish blade||satin, stonewashed|
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
|Blade shape||sheep foot|
Andre marc Lopez, Paris
Tuesday 5 May 2020
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