Your life has changed a lot since you were a kid. Back in the day, you were one bad dude--running with the fast crowd, drinking and staying out late, and carrying a big knife whereever you went. Ah, whatever happened to being 11? Just kidding, but really, you ha ... (see full details) (see specifications) #BMD553SBKOD.
Benchmade Knives: Tanto Combo Edge Folding Knife 553SBKOD
Your life has changed a lot since you were a kid. Back in the day, you were one bad dude--running with the fast crowd, drinking and staying out late, and carrying a big knife whereever you went. Ah, whatever happened to being 11? Just kidding, but really, you have changed a lot. It used to be that if you wanted something, you'd buy it. You had man stuff and you felt like a man. Now that you've got kids, you've got a car seat and plastic toys. Maybe it's time to buy yourself a little present. Buy a Benchmade Olive Drab Combo Edge Folding Knife 553SBKOD and remember what it feels like to be a guy.
This Benchmade knife has an olive handle and a Tanto blade. The blade is 3.45" long and .115" thick. Forged from stainless steel (154CM), this combo edge knife is designed for all sorts of jobs: sharpen a stick for a make-shift tent peg, carve a whistle out of a twig, or cut up dinner and cook it over an open fire. Folded, this knife is 4.62" and open it's 8.07", so it's not a teeny pen knife--it's a serious blade (the weight is 3.25 ounces).
Benchmade's Tanto knives have ambidextrous thumb studs so they can be opened with either hand. And the AXIS locking mechanism ensures that when the folding knife is open, it stays open, so it won't close up on your fingers causing an injury. The blade hardness is 58-60HRC, so you also don't have to worry about it breaking off while you're using it.
The Valox handle is .64" thick and contains 420J stainless steel liners. A reversible steel pocket clip on the handle gives you the option of clipping this Benchmade knife to your pocket or belt.
Your kids don't need two mothers, they need a dad who acts like one. Teach them all the skills the men in your family passed down to you: how to camp, how to make your own shelter, and how to skin a squirrel. This Benchmade Olive Drab Combo Edge Folding Knife 553SBKOD can help you do it all.
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5 out of 5
The Gripilin 553 Benchmade knife is a outstanding piece of engineering. The Axis lock has solved the problem of rapid deployment and rapid retrieval of the blade in an elegant and practical manner. The size is right for a large handed person and the pocket clip is strong yet discreet. The action is smooth , sure and predictable. The scales, however, do not rise to the level of excellence as the rest of the knife. To be fair, they would be just fine on any number of knives from other makers but rather than being a contributing factor in the Gripilion's over all remarkable design they are its one minor flaw. When you name a knife GRIP it had better be no less than GRIP. A common feeling plastic is a hard sell in this case no matter how many bumps they put on this Benchmade. This should be an easy fix for the folks at Benchmade. Nevertheless, what a life it would be if all things were made this well.
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