The Benchmade 551S-1 Griptilian Gray G10 features a partially Serrated premium stainless steel blade. Same in size and shape to the original full sized Griptilian, the G10 version offers an upgrade in both handle and blade steel making this tried and true design a certified workhorse. Size and mechanism function make this Grip great for working in gloves or undesirable environments. Brand new directly from Benchmade Knife Co.
The Blade: Composed of CPM20CV, the blade has been ground to a modified drop point with serrated edge and left uncoated for a working finish. The serrated edge provides for more aggressive cutting power for items such as rope or heavy cardboard. Excellent edge retention, toughness and corrosion resistance are the stand-outs of this steel. Dual thumb studs allow for deployment of the blade in quick fashion and the Axis lock holds it firmly in place when opened.
The Handle: While the upgraded blade will surely enthuse both collectors and users, the handle is the first of it's kind as well featuring the well-known diamond texturing for grip and comfort. The simple ergonomics are the same as the original large Grip with only about an ounce of added weight from the G10 upgrade. Gray G10 forms the outer with blue G10 accents and partial stainless liners to house the lock mechanism. Open barrel spacer construction will provide for easy cleaning and good looks as well.
Attached deep carry stainless steel clip can be reversed for right or left handed tip up carry making this knife truly ambidextrous.
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|