The Benchmade® 551 Griptilian® is easily the most versatile folding knife in the Benchmade line. The ultimate tried-and-true multitasker, the Griptilian combines a drop point blade, no-slip reinforced nylon handle, and simple manual opening backed up by the patented Benchmade Axis lock. In 2019, the steel on the Griptilian was upgraded to top-tier CPM-S30V, making a good thing even better.
Over 30 years of legendary knife-making excellence.
This Benchmade® knife is constructed in the USA using the highest-quality metals and aerospace-grade handle components. Included mechanisms are easy to use, dependable, and ambidextrous (right or left-handed) in operation. Benchmade® Knives are manufactured to the tightest tolerances using the most advanced machining techniques. This Benchmade® product includes a limited Lifetime Warranty as well as free sharpening, cleaning, oiling, re-adjustment and other maintenance for the life of the knife using the Benchmade® Lifesharp program.