Benchmade G10 Griptilian 551SBK-1 features an upgraded G10 handle as well as premium Black coated and partially Serrated stainless steel blade. Gray G10 has been diamond pattern textured just as the original Grips and then received a layer of blue G10 as an accent. Easily maneuverable with either hand, the Griptilian is truly ambidextrous in both blade and lock function. Brand new directly from Benchmade Knife Co.
The Blade: Composed of CPM20CV, the blade has been ground to a modified drop point with partial serrations and BK1 coated for a non-reflective finish. The BK1 coating not only lends the knife a more tactical appearance, but also provides additional protection to the steel. 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. Handle size and mechanism functions lend themselves excellently for working in gloves when necessary.
Attached stainless steel deep carry 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|