Benchmde Griptilian sheepsfoot style plain edge blade with thumb holes and Orange Putman 3D G10 scales. The original Noryl GTX handle have been professionally replaced with Putman G10 handle scales by us. These precision fit scales have a Anso style 3D pattern texture for enhanced grip and moves this entry level knife into a whole new class.
The 550HG Griptilian comes with a hollow ground, satin finished 154CM blade with excellent cutting geometry and is easy to open with either hand. The Benchmade Axis Lock, a rolling bar riding along a slot in two machined stainless steel liners, provides a rock solid lock up. The Griptilian family is the backbone of the Benchmade Blue Box line.
The Putman scales are made by Allen Putman and feature a Jens Anso style 3D pattern. These precision made scales are milled out to accept the original stainless steel liners and includes a notched G10 backspacer. Scales have a single position tip up right-handed carry mount for the Benchmade pocket clip and retains the Integrated lanyard hole.
**Dis-assembly of the knife is required to attach the Putman G10 handle scales voiding the factory warranty.**
|Blade Rockwell||58-61 HRC|
|Liner(s)||420J Stainless Steel|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|