Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian Serrated Locking Knife - Black

Get a grip on this compact knife, featuring a modified drop point blade, molded handle and a smooth AXIS™ locking mechanism.
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Item # 737700

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  • 154 CM stainless-steel drop point blade is strong and sharp enough to slice through food, wire and ropes with ease
  • The strong, spring-loaded AXIS locking mechanism adjusts smoothly for ease of operation
  • Ambidextrous blade is keenly unleashed with a simple push of the thumb-stud openers
  • Molded nylon handle is lightweight and easy to grip
  • Reversible pocket clip makes storage and carry easy--just clip it on your pocket or belt and go!
  • Silky carrying sheath included

Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian Serrated Locking Knife - Black

Specification Description
Best use Camping
Knife blade type Partially serrated
Locking blade Yes
Number of blades 1
Max blade length (in.) 2.91 inches
Closed length 3.87 inches
One-handed opening Yes
Handle material Nylon
Blade material 154 CM stainless steel
Weight 2.5 ounces

Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian Serrated Locking Knife - Black

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Rated 4.75/5 based on 16 reviews
Rated 5out of5
by fromAs advertised This knife was intended as a gift, but I opened it, handled it...and put it in my pocket and kept it! Very smooth opening/locking mechanism. I probably should have gotten the full size, but I have never owned a Benchmade and didn't know how good the quality was going to be. Very sharp and well designed.
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 5out of5
by fromExcellent Knife I have been carrying my Benchmade for 5 years now, and I have yet to have any trouble with it. I keep it in my pocket and use it just about every day. I highly recommend this knife, or any other Benchmade to anyone who is willing to spend a little extra to get the best.
Date published: 2008-03-05
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat All-Around Knife The Mini-Griptilian is the perfect all-around knife. It keeps a very sharp blade, has a smooth and secure locking mechanism, and just feels good in your hand. The only thing it doesn't have is a way to lock the blade in the closed position, but it doesn't come open accidentally, it is just nice to have that feature. I carry this knife wherever I go: home, out to eat, to the crag. I don't think I'll buy another knife that isn't a Benchmade.
Date published: 2008-07-17
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat overall knife! This is a great overall knife that I've used on camping trips as well as around the home. The high quality 154CM steel contributes heavily to the blade remaining sharp for a long time. On my camping trips, this knife has done everything from cutting rope to cutting dinner, and it performs well even when it gets dirty. The Mini-Griptilian size is especially nice for everyday carry, and it makes opening packages a breeze. The best feature of this knife, however, has to be the patented Axis-lock that Benchmade has. The mechanism is extremely smooth and ensures a solid lock, while also making it very easy to open and close with one hand. If you give it a hard enough flick of the wrist, it will open without you using the thumb stud. Very handy when you have short thumbs like mine. While you can do this with almost every folding knife out there, the Axis-lock gives me the confidence that the knife will not open on its own - it remains solidly open or solidly closed. Unfortunately I lost my Mini-Griptilian while on a trip to Taiwan, so I recommend using the lanyard hole. I plan to replace mine very soon, and for the price this is a great value from Benchmade.
Date published: 2008-10-18
Rated 5out of5
by fromawsome knife I love this knife, and carry it almost everywhere.
Date published: 2009-03-06
Rated 5out of5
by fromFantastic Knife! This has been my everyday knife for about a year now. I couldn't be happier. The edge has held up very well. Easily the best thing about this knife is the opening and closing action. Opening is super easy, and locks well. Because the hinge is so well machined, you can actually flip the knife closed once you pull the lock-release down. This easy one-handed closure makes the knife really easy to use in tight spots with your hands full. My only minor complaint is that the clip is a bit awkward. I've sometimes found the knife pulled out of my pocket, say on the upholstery of a couch, or the cables running across the top tube of my bike. Other than that, this knife is about perfect!
Date published: 2009-03-08
Rated 5out of5
by fromPerfect Knife! Bought from Bass Pro Shop as a replacement for my SOG Flash II, that dulled easily and had some give in its locking mechanism. The mini-griptilian is the best knife I've ever used. Super easy to sharpen (used the spyderco tri-sharpener) and it holds its edge pretty well. Small and promotes easy knife handling in smaller hands but more than efficient to take on any task (except maybe cleaning your game in the woods). Since I bought this, I don't think I'll ever buy a knife that is not a Benchmade. :0) Overall, completely satisfied.
Date published: 2009-06-14
Rated 5out of5
by fromLove it I have both the regular and mini griptilian. I love the mini. Perfect size for most uses except hunting and camping. Only downside for me is the handle, while good quality, feels too light and un-substantial...hollow sounding. The deployment action is smooth and easy. Locking mechanism is safe and easy to disengage to close the blade.
Date published: 2009-12-25

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