Custom Mini-Griptilian Handle Upgrade
Do you love your Benchmade Mini-Griptilian, but you're tired of the less-than-premium-feeling handles?
Time for an upgrade!
These custom G-10 handle scales -- available exclusively from KnivesShipFree -- have been machined specifically for the Benchmade Mini-Griptilian and are a direct replacement for the original Noryl GTX handles. They'll completely change the way your knife looks and feels.
All of the hardware you'll need is included. These replacement handle scales fit all Benchmade Mini-Griptilian models (555, 556, 557, 55X).
- Weight: 3.2oz (original Benchmade scales weigh 2.5oz)
- Handle Thickness: 14.6mm (original Benchmade scales are 12.54mm thick)
- Black hardware
It's easy to install these upgraded handle scales on your Benchmade Mini-Griptilian. The only tools you'll need are two Torx bits (T6 and T10, both of which are available in the Benchmade Blue Box Toolkit).
To help make it even easier, KnivesShipFree has produced two installation guides:
Note: KnivesShipFree cannot warranty any broken or lost parts due to assembly or disassembly of the knife. This is not an official Benchmade product. According to Benchmade's warranty policy, "[The Benchmade Lifetime Warranty] does not cover...disassembly of any knife by any person other than Benchmade's Warranty department...."
I am really happy with these scales. They have a great solid feel in the hand. The G 10 material is top notch. The center of these scales are wider and provide a better more secure grip. You will need to get some BLUE Loctite. Benchmade uses a threadlocker to keep the pivot screw from migrating loose, So once you have the scales installed you will need to Loctite the threads before you adjust the tension. Keep in mind that when adjusting this screw you are shooting for a tightness that minimizes lateral blade play but not so tight that the blade can't be opened or closed one handed..
not sure why this product doesnt come with instructions. It would be so much easier. Its a simple product to install but there are still areas to make mistakes. Here are some tips that may help that are not in the video: 1. The cylinder sleeves for the spine screws are three different sizes, make sure you select the right sleeve for the right hole. 2. Use only the short screws on both sides of the cylinder spine sleeves. 3. Dont use the extra pocket clip screws (long screws) to fill in all three of the open holes on the non-clip side (this will result in occassional contact between the screw and blade tip) - its ok on 2 or the 3 holes. I superglued a short screw into the third hole to fill in the gap (i never intend to change clip side).