Benchmade Knives: 550-1 Griptilian - Gray G-10 - CPM 20CV
The Griptilian with G10! Upgraded blade steel improves edge performance and the layered gray and blue G10 enhance the look and feel. And, of course, integral grip texture offers the traction that is quintessential to the Grip family. Made in USA.
|Blade Steel:||CPM-20CV (59-61 HRC)|
|Blade Length:||3.45" (8.76cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||0.115" (2.92mm)|
|Open Length:||8.07" (20.50cm)|
|Closed Length:||4.62" (11.73cm)|
|Handle Thickness:||0.61" (15.49mm)|
|Clip Position||Reversible Tip-Up|
|Use||Every Day, Outdoor, Survival|
This design fixed some of my pet peeves about my older Griptilian. There's more heft to the handle and the handle is [nearly] devoid of the annoying 'jimping' in the FRN. The only remaining molded jimping is on the butt of the back of the handles where it's actually useful. The subtle jimping of the stainless liners is nicely just 'proud' of the G10 handkes which look great! Wish they'd expand the two-tine color choices but the blue/grey is sweet. The open back design makes it much less of a lint collector too.
Complaint is simply the price. This is what the original Grip should have been which was pricey to begin with. Nonetheless I own one new & one old and don't regret either purchase. These are just plain fun to own & fiddle with.
What can I say, this knife is awesome the action is buttery smooth and it looks and feels great it was also very sharp out of the box. It is also a first production run 71of 100 which I like very much. So guys don't hesitate get one you won't regret it.