The Griptilian is born of custom knife maker 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, injection molded handle with its grip-textured surface and rib covered spine that grabs you right back for a "can't let go" grip. The Model 551 also comes with a reversible carry-clip for right or left side carry. .
This is the knife of choice, and there was a reason the the Benchmade Griptilian was one of the best selling and well sought after knife in the industry!
Make sure to take advantage of Benchmades LifeSharp program which enables you to send your knife back to them on the off-season and they will completely gut and sharpen the knife back to it's factory condition!
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