The Benchmade 557 SBK Mini-Griptilian Tanto Pardue-Design Knife is designed to be used, not kept in a case and admired. It's not flashy. Its handle isn't made of semi-precious stone or covered with scrimshaw, but then again, why should it be? If you're always using ... (see full details) (see specifications) #BMD557SBK.
Benchmade Knives: USA-Made 557 SBK Black Mini-Griptilian Tanto Folding Knife
The Benchmade 557 SBK Mini-Griptilian Tanto Pardue-Design Knife is designed to be used, not kept in a case and admired. It's not flashy. Its handle isn't made of semi-precious stone or covered with scrimshaw, but then again, why should it be? If you're always using it, always covering the handle with your hand, all you care about is comfort and ease of use. This Benchmade knife delivers that and more.
The sharp, shining blade (2.91 inches long) is crafted with American-made 154CM stainless steel. This tough steel resists corrosion and holds its shape, meaning you'll spend less time sharpening it. The USA-made knife's 0.100-inch thick blade has a hardness of 58-61 on the HRC scale, meaning it'll hold its edge well (even with frequent use). An AXIS-locking mechanism holds the Tanto-style blade securely in place. Inside the black knife, double 410 stainless steel liners add additional sturdiness to the construction. The molded, easy-grip handle has black Valox handle to make it easier to hang onto. This pocket knife weighs in at a light 2.67 ounces overall.
The ambidextrous, dual thumb-stud opener is easy to use with either hand. Fully opened, this Mini-Griptilian knife is 6.78 inches in length (3.87 inches when folded). The sharp blade lets you use this trusty tool for all your cutting tasks.
A black reversible, tip-up clip allows you to attach your Tanto knife easily to your work pants, so you can find it quickly. A lanyard hole toward the back of the handle allows you to choose to tie it to you or your work area, so it won't get lost.
With one of the best one-handed open, lock-and-unlock designs this side of a switch blade, the Benchmade 557 SBK Mini-Griptilian Tanto Pardue American-Made Knife is a great multi-purpose tool. Whether you need it for work, play, or a combination of the two, you'll be happy with its sharp edge and sturdy construction.
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Smooth Benchmade Knife!...
My family has always believed that a man needs a good knife, and this sure is a great knife. My wife bought it for me years ago, and it's still going strong! (save for a bit of dulling, but the sharpener took care of that!). As a lefty, it's usually difficult for me to find a good knife. This one is sharp, opens smooth, locks tight, and has saved me quite a bit over the years--plus it's a great size! I carry my Griptilian with me at all times, as it's pretty unintrusive, but it absolutely isn't too small to do work when needed.
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worth every penny...
This knife is worth every penny! It has held a sharp edge through everything I need it for! I am a fan of a partially serrated blade which this product has. It is not bulky and has a very easy to operate safety switch on the top side of the body. The blade is sturdy and has not failed me yet. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a good reliable knife!
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