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Benchmade G10 Mini Griptilian 556S-1 Serrated CPM-20CV

Manufacturer: Benchmade

Model: BM-556S-1

Retail: $195.00


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Benchmade G10 Mini Griptilian with premium CPM20CV stainless steel blade. Gray G10 handle with familiar diamond Grip texturing and blue G10 accents, the Mini Grip is an ideal size for EDC.  Indiscreet and useful, this little powerhouse is easily maneuvered with either hand for quick opening and closing. 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 left uncoated for a working finish.  Serrations provide a more aggressive edge making quick work of fibrous cutting tasks, such as rope, seatbelts and 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 Mini Grip with less than half 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.  The patented Axis Lock mechanism allows for easy disengagement with either hand without placing fingers in the blade path.  Open barrel spacer construction will provide for easy cleaning and good looks as well. 

Attached deep carry black coated 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.


Overall Length 6.78"
Blade Length 2.91"
Sharpened Length 2.62"
Blade Thickness 0.100"
Blade Material CPM-20CV
Steel Type Stainless
Blade Rockwell 59-61 HRC
Lock Axis Lock
Closed Length 3.87"
Handle Thickness 0.55"
Handle Material Gray G10 with Blue G10 Accents
Liner(s) Stainless Steel
Clip Stainless Steel
Weight 2.90 oz.
Country of Manufacture United States