Benchmade 555 Mini-Griptilian Folding Knife


Benchmade 555 Mini-Griptilian Folding Knife

The Mini-Griptilian® features a hollow ground modified sheepsfoot blade with ambidextrous functioning thumb-hole opener and Becnchmade's® Axis® locking mechanism.

A patented Benchmade exclusive, Axis has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100% ambidextrous design, Axis gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners, and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the Axis bar itself.

  • 2002 Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence Knife of the Year Award
  • Pardue design
  • Valox handle
  • 420J stainless steel liners
  • Ambidextrous thumb studs
  • Reversible steel pocket clip
  • Handle color: Pink
  • HRC: 58 - 61
  • Blade length: 2.91"
  • Blade thickness: 0.10"
  • Handle thickness: 0.51"
  • Closed length: 3.87"
  • Overall length: 6.78"
  • Weight: 2.56 oz.
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Benchmade® Knife Company, Inc., originally founded in California in 1988, set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990. That's were it all began.  

As Benchmade's product line grew, so did the in-house capabilities. They acquired new machines and technologies including the first of several lasers, making Benchmade the first knife manufacturer to have such equipment in-house. Open minds and positive attitudes would lead to several more industry firsts over the course of the next several years.  

Consecutive years of aggressive growth led to the next logical step. In 1996, Benchmade moved into its own 35,000 sq. ft. facility. A contemporary styled building complete with all of the modern equipment and amenities necessary to manufacture what has become recognized as a higher standard of specialty cutlery.  

Today, Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users. As they move into the 21st century they are poised for even more exciting opportunities, innovations, and ongoing total world-class quality. At Benchmade they employ a simple philosophy - "Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen, and definitely make it Benchmade."
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Benchmade 555 Mini-Griptilian Folding Knife

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Blade steel:
154CM stainless steel
Blade style:
Plain edge / modified sheepsfoot
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Overall length:
154CM stainless steel Plain edge / modified sheepsfoot No $93.99