The Benchmade 550SBK-1 Griptilian Gray G10 with CPM-20CV is an enhanced version of their classic Griptilian. Familiar in feel and design to the original, the 550-1 features a tough G10 handle and premium stainless steel upgrade. Round hole opening and a deep carry pocket clip reassure you that the Griptilian is one of the best everyday carry knives out there...and it just got better! Brand new directly from Benchmade Knives.
The Blade: Designed to excel in the everyday and tackle the worst day, the 550-1 features a versatile sheepsfoot blade with round hole opener. Made of CPM-20CV with a traditional V-grind, Partially Serrated edge and given a Black BK1 coated finish. Round hole opener allows for easy and quick deployment with either hand.
The Handle: Gray G10 boasts the recognizable diamond textured grip pattern with accenting blue G10 liners. Impervious to moisture and stable in extreme climate changes, G10 is an ideal choice for a hard use carry knife. Partial stainless steel liners are found beneath the G10 and house the Benchmade patented Axis Lock mechanism. The Axis Lock can be used comfortably with either hand making this knife fully ambidextrous.
Black coated stainless steel deep carry pocket clip attached for tip up carry. Reversible for right or left hand use.
About CPM-20CV: A highly wear resistant, powder metallurgy stainless tool steel, the steel contains a large volume of extremely hard vanadium carbides which provide excellent wear resistance. CPM-20CV contains the highest amount of chromium of any high-vanadium stainless steel currently available. The chromium-rich matrix provides outstanding corrosion resistance.
|Blade Rockwell||59-61 HRC|
|Handle Material||Gray G10 with Blue G10 Accents|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|