Item # 157925. 19 comments workable4900. Malgré les dimensions plus importantes, le poids est incroyablement léger. Quantity. If you are at all like me, you may be on the fence about whether to get this full size Griptilian or the Mini Grip. It’s all a matter of preference. The standard clip is not a deep carry pocket clip, but it buries most of the knife into your pocket. Scales are one thing, but let’s discuss the business end. Your email address will not be published. Good luck with your choice, the Griptilian will last long and serve you well for many years! It’s thinner, lighter, with blue anodized standoffs and a super thin blade. The only potential issue is that the black finish will quickly began to wear like mine has. I still carry both my full size and Mini Griptilian quite a bit. This is after reviewing hundreds of pocket knives. I have a couple of models in mind. heading south. There is a run of jimping on the spine of the blade, and little jimping in the plastic placed strategically around the handle. First, the knife now has G10 handles. ATTENTION! The Benchmade Griptilian is a faithful every day companion for many knife enthusiasts. Les gauchers et les droitiers peuvent travailler parfaitement avec ce couteau de poche. Reading about the many excellent knives just makes me want to check out new areas and brands I have never owned. You'll probably need a quality knife sharpener to fully utilize the steel's full potential (IE nothing the local hardware store carries.) Thank you for the very kind comment. I will say that the 551-1 is immaculate. Living in FL I don’t get to wear gloves often (at all). But, onto this Griptilian…. 551-1 Griptilian; Product Reviews; 551-1 Griptilian. I doubt any knife of its size can feel more solid, the Axis lock is smooth perfection. If t… Since I went into such detail in that article, I won’t re-hash it here, but it’s worth checking out if you want to compare the 2 knives. Home » Benchmade BM-550 KID Griptilian Knife Review 2020. Personalize with lasermarking . The overall length of the Benchmade Griptilian is 20.3 cm (8 inches). Anon thanks for stopping by and offering up another awesome comment. Between the thumbhole and the multifariously “flickable” Axis lock, you get amazing deployment options for a manual knife. One obvious comparison is with the Spyderco Paramilitary 2. Ships in 2 business days, custom lasermarking will add 8 business days. The thickness of the handle and choice of plastic for the handle material will be turn offs for some, but personally I like how the the knife feels in hand, and have no problems with the choice of handle material. My second grip was the 550 hg bit I really was feeling the shape of the blade so I got a 551 with a satin blade and it never leaves my pocket, Glad to see another Griptilian fan! I recommend it to anyone. I had to send my Grip in for their lifesharp program and they put a nice fat secondary bevel on it – thing cuts like a laser now. La lame droppoint est équipée d'un repose-pouce pour une ouverture rapide du couteau. It continues to be a staple in my rotation and an excellent knife. Ok, so you have decided that you want some sort of Griptilian. ATTENTION! Mine is going strong after about 5 years of use. Achetez en toute sécurité et au meilleur prix sur eBay, la livraison est rapide. Take care The clip is a classic no-nonsense design that has stood the test of time and can be found all over Benchmade’s lineup. Benchmade BM-550 KID Griptilian Knife Review 2020. The Mini Griptilian we received has drop point, non-serrated satin blade with black FRN scales. New Benchmade 551-ORG Griptilian Folding Knife w Orange Handle & S30V Blade . Another interesting comparison is with the Benchmade Bugout: I like the comparison because in many ways the Griptilian was the original lightweight folding knife, and the Bugout can almost be considered a refinement. I do remember that the full size grip seemed kinda wide and bulky in my pocket. Benchmade makes a ton of these knives and they seem to have their manufacturing and quality control protocols dialed in. Keeping up with prepper news means staying prepared. It has earned the praise and affection of knife experts and EDC fans alike throughout the United States and overseas. Some people will see the value in the G-10 version, some people wont, and some people won’t even see the value in the regular FRN Griptilian. The large form-factor isn't for everyone. If you use your knife a lot or tackle a large number of heavy tasks, the Griptilian could be for you. The full size Griptilian has an overall length of 8″, a 3.45″ blade, weighs 3.25 ounces, and is made in the USA. Acier … Do you know with the new G10 ones if the mini is also narrower than the full size like the old style? The full size Griptilian is a good size knife, and some will consider it threatening if you use it in public. Knife Review: Fake Benchmade 42. Andrés, Muchas gracias por la complimenta! The vast majority of Griptilians utilize 154CM … The Benchmade Griptilian has a well deserved reputation of being both an outstanding pocket knife, and a modern classic. ), then it’s on to more Benchmades in my collection. Benchmade Mini Griptilian is a little brother of a full size Griptilian. I also concur with Aaron here about the 550 “Spydie hole.”. Hence, it is really grippy, just like what the name suggests. The quality of the blade gives it more than just an EDC task level competency, you can use it for various workshop and outdoor tasks. La lame mesure 8,8 cm, le Benchmade Griptilianest fabriqué aux États-Unis. Benchmade started with a timeless and functional design, and built the knife to be lightweight, fast, and functional. This post contains affiliate links. Dan, The lightweight design and handle grips make it a pleasure to hold. These help us pay for our website content efforts. Darren. Dimensions and Blades. The handle is drilled and tapped for ambidextrous tip up carry. I think the version with a Spyderco-like thumb hole (Model 550) is the best overall choice. Thank you for the review, keep up the good work. Ce Benchmade Griptilian 551-1 est équipé d'un manche G10 grise offrant une très bonne prise en main. We cover alternative health, financial, political, and survival news. They have offerings in M390, CPM M4, and S110V which are better, S30v is an excellent steel, however. He founded the site in 2010, and for the first 5 years Dan wrote all of the reviews and recorded all of the video reviews. The blade is more than capable of carving up small trees into thin fuel for a fire. I originally wrote this review back in 2011, so this is a very long term hands-on review of the Benchmade Griptilian. I still have my Griptilian and I still use it. I really enjoyed your review and analysis of these two great knives (I have one of each) and they are both excellent tools with strengths of their own and you did a good job of highlighting these as well as some areas not as strong. Knife Review : Benchmade Model 707 “Sequel” July 28, 2015. The knife was extremely sharp out of the box. While fancier (more expensive) steels have come on the market in recent years, I still appreciate 154CM because it takes a nice edge and is easy to sharpen. Another review said s30v is benchmade's best steel, it isn't. I actually purchased a Mini-Grip first, but I ended up swapping it out for a full size because I wanted something with a full size handle. At over half an inch thick you will likely notice it in the pocket. If you want something higher end, then go for the 551-1, or the 556-1. Hello Dan and Darren: Thanks for the interest and quick reply. Classic knife with an awesome lock. Quantity. (China) and I will return it because it is indeed cheap. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Benchmade - Griptilian 551 Knife with CPM-S30V Steel, Drop-Point Blade, Plain Edge, Coated Finish, Olive Handle at Amazon.com. 551-S30V Griptilian; Product Reviews; 551-S30V Griptilian. I am very happy to hear you have been enjoying the reviews and website. I got my first griptilian at a brick and mortar store about 3 years ago. Any and all opinions will be most welcome. The Benchmade 555-1 is a knife that can compete with the Delica everyday of the week. $220.00. Personalize with lasermarking. Anyhow, glad you are enjoying yours, I tend to agree – a fantastic knife. Edit . This isn’t a small knife, but Benchmade has managed to keep the weight down. In fact, you get a Lifesharp warranty as well meaning that Benchmark will sharpen your knife for you. Interesting, Darren. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Benchmade to anyone in the market for a quality edc knife. Decided on Benchmade. This handle has a closed back design, which means it is a little more difficult to clean than a knife with pillar construction. The Benchmade Griptilian is a faithful every day companion for many knife enthusiasts. AMERICAN MADE 154CM STAINLESS STEEL: For first-rate edge retention and corrosion resistance; Precision drop-point construction for strength and versatility. I have owned my Griptilian since 2011, and I still have it in my regular rotation. I have used my Griptilian for years now and it continues to be a solid performer. Have a SHTF plan? From the video the blade on the mini doesn’t seem too small for my needs but I guess the true test would be to go and hold both to truly know which one but I am seeing the possibility of wanting both becoming a reality! I like them both quite a bit. By way of comparison, the Mini Griptilianhas a a 2.9″ blade, an overall length of 6.78″ and a weight of 2.56 ounces. It’s a wonderful knife. But from a purely practical standpoint I would select the thumb hole. Buying anything through any of the links on this helps support the website at absolutely no cost to you. Saludos desde Chile. You can’t go wrong with the Griptilian. There is a lot of weight in the blade which makes it easy to really flip the knife out fast and it makes for a solid lockup. I agree, the secondary grind on Benchmades are typically too thin for my taste. Thanks for reading. I recommend purchasing the Griptilian from Amazon or BladeHQ. The upgrades are good ones. And I am still interested in this Griptilian which entered in the mix a couple of days ago. I still like the original plastic handled version, but the G-10 version is beautiful and definitely an upgrade. If you use it, you will have about  3/4″ of the knife exposed. FFG or high hollow grind would be better than the Grip’s low primary grind. 10 Benchmade 551 Griptilian reviews. The full size Griptilian has an overall length of 8″, a 3.45″ blade, weighs 3.25 ounces, and is made in the USA. You can only remove dust from the spots that you can see. It seems to me that Spyderco excels in ergonomics, and Benchmade does the same in build quality, both are awesome knife manufactures. If you have the money and interest, then my suggestion is to spring for the G-10 version. 551-1. What sets the 556-1 apart is the CPM-20Vsteel alloy which you won’t find on any of the previous Griptilian models. 5 Best Benchmade Griptilian Knives Review: 1. The knife is a real best seller and can be found in a number of scale colors, blade shapes and coatings. So Benchmade Griptilian 551, while being a pricier option, tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than the $60 Case Trapper, as seen on the chart below. Made to order! The handle of the Griptilian is made of Valox, which is an injection molded high density resin. Homemade Laundry Detergent: How To Detoxify Clothes, Sheets, & More, Elderberry: The Benefits and Side Effects, Uses and Products, Wild Lettuce: A Comprehensive Guide To Natural Pain Relief, Survival Gardening: An Ultimate Guide To Growing Survival Garden Plants, Preppers List: SHTF Gear & Bug Out Bag (130 items). This is one of the best knives on the market in terms of EDC, it does, however, cost a little bit more than your common budget EDC knife. I can’t really answer that, because everyone is different and value is relative. PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories. It was a good knife. The edge is plain and non-serrated. I’ve got a Paramilitary 2 on back order (big surprise! While the Griptilian is lightweight for its size, this is a thick knife. ...This is one of those products that brings to mind the term Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. When it comes to all around functionality, you can't beat the Griptilian®. Here is a picture of the original Griptilian, the 551-1, and a Doug Ritter Griptilian with Wilkins GRIP aftermarket G-10 handles: The G-10 version is awesome, but it’s also about $100 more than the regular version. Me ha gustado mucho tu trabajo, he leído completamente tus comparaciones y análisis. No doubt this is part of the reason why deployment is so smooth. Rich. Best High Value Knives. Personalize with lasermarking. I must admit I was somewhat skeptical about this knife given the enormous price premium over the regular FRN verion, but the 551-1 has been beautifully executed, and I can see where the extra money went. I can easily justify having both in my collection. Apply. As an example I just brought my first ZT brand knife (a 350) and I am enjoying it so much I have to talk myself into NOT carrying all three at the same time (just kidding) but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your writing…..please keep up great good work. On the surface, the blade itself looks identical to that found on the original models. Your email address will not be published. Blade is 154CM stainless steel, 0.115″ thick, 3.45″ in length, Comes in four colors (handle): sand, orange, olive, black. Benchmade Mini Griptilian 556-1 Review. Thanks Drew! I prefer the look of the version with thumb studs. This is one of my first high end knives and I still carry, use, and enjoy it. There are a lot of great knives out there, and if you aren’t careful it’s easy to slide down the slippery slope of knife collecting. There used to be a thumbstud version trainer too (551T); don’t know if it’s still being made. Learn how your comment data is processed. The handle is made from glass-reinforced nylon. I tend to feel that thumb holes are more practical than thumb studs, but sometimes I choose form over function. Here is a size comparison with the Mini Grip: If you can get away with carrying a bigger knife and like bigger knives, then go for the full size Griptilian. I actually purchased a Mini-… Review: Benchmade 555-1 Mini Griptilian. Sharpening Benchmade 551 Griptilian. Filed Under: Benchmade, EDC Knives, Folding Knives, Made in the USA, Recommended EDC Knives, Recommended Tactical Knives, Tactical Knives, USA Made EDC Knives Tagged With: 154cm, axis lock, FRN, Mel Pardue. Dan is the creator of BladeReviews.com. Something about the dimensions had turned past the tipping point. SKU. Any input from you gentlemen or other readers is very helpful to me. Required fields are marked *. The Griptilian 551mates a signature blade with proven Benchmade construction. Excellent review here Dan. You Might Also Like. I think it’s worth the extra money. At this point there is something for everyone in the Griptilian lineup. IMPORTANT NOTICE! I have it in my best EDC knife section because I love the quality and the functionality of it. I assure you that there are many more to come. Le Griptilian est équipé de liners en acier. This is a go-to tactical knife for me and pairs nicely with a smaller EDC blade. I don’t love the grind, but it will do the job. Hope yours stays in the collection for a long time. I am planning to buy a Griptilian in the new -1 style mostly because of the steel and sweet looks as the G10 isn’t that big of a deal to me, but Iwasn’t sure about full size or the mini, this video brought up some great points, especially the point about freaking others out at work flipping open the full size one. Benchmade 551 Griptilian Black Folding Knife S30V Satin Blade AXIS Lock FREE HAT. This was after years of people complaining about the plastic handles of the original 551. Lost it and bought a quick, cheap replacement knife; a Gerber T.S. FREE SHIPPING, … Material - black linen micarta. I did manage to put a pretty severe chip in it (being stupid) but the folks at Benchmade were able to grind it out. I have it in my best EDC knife section because I love the quality and the functionality of it. Best EDC Knives Knife NOT INCLUDED! Spydercos Paramilitary 2 is also worth picking up, fits the hand like no other, opens easy and has an amazing compression lock that’s ingenious. Depending on whether you are looking at the thumb hole version or the thumb stud version the knife will have either a sheepsfoot blade with a thumb hole or a drop point blade. The Griptilian® with G10! Often the hardest part is choosing between a full size and a mini. I’m sure it’s not a knock off, as I purchased it from an AAFES in Kuwait. I’ll have to fix that down the road. In fact, none of our testers thought it worth carrying such a large tool. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Me alegra que te guste el sitio web. If you are looking for a smaller knife, then check out the Mini Grip. Ce n’est pas un couteau petit, mais Benchmade a réussi à faire en sorte que son poids reste relativement faible. How does the Griptilian carry? Dan, The blade is a solid 8.8 cm (3.45 inches) of that. Thank you, Darren. I would expect no less from a knife called the “Griptilian”. The Benchmade 551 Griptilian blade is made from 154CM stainless steel. Benchmade 550HG Griptilian AXIS Locking Mechanism Knife Features. Ships in 5-7 business days, custom lasermarking will add 8 business days. It also has a pocket clip on the side for those who care about such things. Both blade shapes come in 154CM stainless steel and both blade types will have a long hollow ground edge with plenty of belly. Add to Cart. Brand New. Spread the love. There are at least 4 model push button automatics that I like. Jason K. Salmons | Last Update: April 23, 2020 / The Benchmade BM-550 KID Griptilain is a full-size, high-quality folding pocket knife. I recommend the Griptilian if you are in need of a larger EDC knife or utility knife. Creeme que también me ha gustado mucho el Benchmade North Fork es simplemente hermoso aunque mas caro… SKU. Thanks. It also feels extremely safe in hand. C $153.77. This is my highest form of endorsement. Ti standoffs. I did not know they made a trainer, that is a big plus if you are serious about using this kind of knife to it’s fullest capacity. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. “BM9051BK” “9052SBK AFOII” “14702SBK” “600001OSBK” Am retired Game Warden with concealed carry permits in Florida and New York so I don’t believe buying or owning is an issue. Since the Griptilian is such an iconic knife, people can’t help but compare it to other knives. The opening and closing mechanisms are smooth and well thought out. By way of comparison, the Mini Griptilian has a a 2.9″ blade, an overall length of 6.78″ and a weight of 2.56 ounces. I have always loved the look of the 551, it has kept me from exploring the 550. I need to give the 550 a chance. These knives are available in two sizes, the standard, full-size Griptilian and the smaller Mini Griptilian. This is an ambidextrous experience and you can open it with the use of one hand. It’s clear Benchmade spent a lot of time and effort to dial in the 551-1. If you are at all like me, you may be on the fence about whether to get this full size Griptilian or the Mini Grip. Of course, there is room in my collection for both knives. Our prepper news keeps you informed. Last Updated: November 30, 2019 The con to the thumb hole is that it may look kind of goofy. I appreciate all of you and your knowledge and experience. Hmm, I would say the pro to going with the thumb hole is it’s easier to manipulate, especially with thumbs. Also, the axis lock gives you a variety of ways to open and close the knife. Have you had any trouble with yours? The 551 is more than I expected, just an incredible knife and to me just perfect. That is not an issue for me, and if you send the knife in for sharpening, Benchmade will include a new clip. It is has closed length of 3.87″ and weighs just about 2.81oz. One great thing about the Grip as a tactical knife is that Benchmade makes a high quality, factory trainer (blunt practice knife) for the thumbhole version (550T). The Benchmade 551 is a stellar achievement, though, it will cost you a shade more than a budget EDC knife typically would. Here is a pocket shot: Whether you opt for the version with thumb studs or the thumb hole, the Griptilian deploys with alarming speed. Personalize with lasermarking. As for the secondary grind, it is very clean, but I always think Benchmade makes them too shallow. 154CM is a proven steel and is a good fit for a working man’s knife like the Griptilian. We may get paid an affiliate commission if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of the links on this web page. I can tell that Benchmade knives are built to last. Les liners en acier, la fameuse axis-lock et une lame en acier CPM 20CV en font un couteau EDC parfait. So Benchmade Griptilian 551 tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than Crkt M16 Zytel Desert, as seen on the chart below. I’ve played with one, it’s excellent. Please explain to me the pros and cons of the thumb “hole” opening vs the thumb “stud” opening. The Benchmade Griptilian is a household name in the knife world. I am glad you enjoyed the review. The standard Grip comes with a blade made of 154CM stainless steel. Material - red linen micarta. Richard. Life has become very comfortable in the 21st century. Check out my review of the G-10 Griptilian here. Le Griptilian 551 est la grande version et légèrement plus épaisse permettant aux grandes mains d'avoir les quatre doigts sur le manche noire Valox (FRN). He is recognized as an authority on daily carry knives and has consulted with knife companies on product design. $130.00. It is one of Benchmade’s most popular designs and it appears in countless variations. The Benchmade 551 is a stellar achievement, though, it will cost you a shade more than a budget EDC knife typically would. It’s a nice change to review a knife where more or less all of the blade has an edge. Its important to keep in mind that these warranties only apply if you’ve purchased the Griptilian from an authorized dealer, so make sure you are aware who and where you are purchasing it from. July 27, 2015. My Griptilian actually got some pocket time today. After buying a few Spydercos, I ordered the Benchmade Griptilian after hearing SO much hype about it and watching countless YouTube reviews. One of the best aspects of the Benchmade 551 Griptilian is that it comes with a lifetime warranty by the manufacturer. As I mentioned in the handle section, Benchmade released the 551-1 G10 Griptilian in 2015. It has a swedge that finishes in a fairly stout tip – good for piercing tasks. A friend gave me a Schrade thumb stud @ 5 years ago. The Bugout came out at least a decade after the Griptilian, and it benefits from a lot of refinements. This quality of steel should resist any rusting and it holds an edge as good as any steel out there. Favorite. At the time I had just lost my SOG Trident and wanted a knew edc blade. Benchmade did an absolutely beautiful job with the knife, and I can easily see where the extra money went. What’s interesting, is that I still have and use this knife almost a decade later. Both of these knives are easy to carry and make a fine portable EDC knife. On the good side, you can send the knife to the company for sharpening, and they will return it with a new pocket clip. Interestingly the blade is made from 440c, not 154cm like my other Benchmades. I have heard most people say that the thumb hole is better for gloves. Richard, first of all good choice I believe stepping up to Benchmade! Yes the G-10 mini Griptilian is about a tenth of an inch thinner, like the FRN versions. After picking up the Griptilian, my view on folding knives has changed, this 551 seems like the ultimate in American made ingenuity! Thank you for stopping by. Although this is an older review, I still carry and use both my full size and mini grip. Naturally, people want to know if the G10 version is “worth it”. The 550HG Griptilian that Benchmade sent to us arrived in a nice blue box. The Griptilian uses Benchmade’s axis lock which I have written about quite a bit in the past. Overall, this knife is perfect for EDC purposes and beyond. Benchmade knife review by Drifta. Benchmade Griptilian S30V Drop Point Plain Edge Folding Knife - BM 551-S30V. The mini is excellent for EDC and when you need to be a little more discrete. It was one of my first nice pocket knives, so it holds a special spot in my heart. From United States +C $51.24 shipping. THE GRIVORY … Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Here are the essential specs. I agree that the thumbholes are slightly more practical, but I love the look of the thumb studs on this one and the knife is the smoothest, fastest deploying blade I own. It’s plastic. Glad to be on board, seems like an awesome forum to share our interest as knife lovers! Everything is either a click away or conveniently wrapped up and served at the local supermarket franchise. Knife NOT INCLUDED! There is an axis lock for the blade. Unfortunately, the pocket clip’s finish will wear off over time, and there is nothing much that you can do to prevent that. As far as ergonomics are concerned, the handle is chunky and covered with texturing. With the exception of the Doug Ritter Griptilian versions (previously offered in S30V, and recently in M390 as a limited edition), Benchmade has not offered the beloved Grip in a premium stainless steel like CPM-20CV. I have both the G10 and regular version, and wrote an in-depth review of the G-10 Griptilian. Made in USA. Winter months call for a Griptilian or Ontario Rat 1 for me anyway. . Benchmade Griptilian Review The Griptilian from Benchmade and Pardue Design is without doubt one of Benchmade’s more popular folding knives, if not the most popular knife in their entire line up. Thank you very much. I know a lot of people who prefer the Mini-Grip for an EDC knife. I know this is an older review, but I would like to comment any way. Made to order! Very little to no space is wasted, and for its size, this knife packs a lot of cutting power. No, no trouble at all with any of my BM’s omega springs. Hope this helps. I have no trouble with the thumbstuds, but I know a lot of people vastly prefer the thumbholes (and for good reason). The lanyard hole supports both left or right needs. Personally, I think it is a practical choice for the handle as the material is both lightweight and tough, but I understand how fans of more substantial knives could be turned off by the product. 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