It's the same song and dance every year. While you would love to wake up on Father's Day and find new tools and other fun gadgets waiting for you, you invariably wake up to ties and a mess of other clothing items instead. Tell your family you'd like this Benchmade ... (see full details) (see specifications) #108969.
Benchmade Knives: American-Made 550 SHG Griptilian Black Folding Knife
It's the same song and dance every year. While you would love to wake up on Father's Day and find new tools and other fun gadgets waiting for you, you invariably wake up to ties and a mess of other clothing items instead. Tell your family you'd like this Benchmade USA-Made 550 SHG Griptilian Partially Serrated Knife, and you'll a Father's Day that makes you feel almost like a kid again.
The 3.45-inch stainless steel (154CM, with excellent corrosion-resistance) blade is designed in a partially serrated, modified sheepfoot style. This unique style has an injury-prevention design, with a curving spine that meets the edge. This design, often used by emergency rescue workers, is perfect for slicing. A razor-sharp cutting edge (.115 inches thick) gives you clean, precision cuts. The blade of the Benchmade knife has a hardness of 58-60 HRC, allowing it to hold its edge without being too brittle to re-sharpen.
An AXIS locking mechanism keeps your blade in place. The ambidextrous, one-hand opening gives you cutting ease (whether you're left- or right-handed…this USA-made knife was built for both), while a notched thumb rest on the blade gives you a secure grip. Double stainless steel liners in the handle offer durable strength without compromising the lightweight feel (only 3.76 ounces in weight).
Fully open, this Griptilian knife is 8.07 inches in length. The black handle is made with Noryl GTX, a molded plastic that's been reinforced for stiffness and durability. You'll find a side-to-side reversible pocket clip on the handle, letting you store your black knife as you please. Closed, this is a compact 4.62 inches, so it lends itself to easy storage.
Fun, functional, and wearable. The Benchmade Black 550 SHG Griptilian Partially Serrated USA-Made Knife doesn't have to be a Father's Day gift, but this American-made Benchmade accessory certainly makes a good one.
7 out of 7 people found this product review helpful.
5 out of 5
An excellent work knife!...
Ambidextrous, rugged, easily maintained- it's like a Spyderco, but with a better locking mechanism and held together with screws instead of rivets. Benchmade's typical quality also applies here- the handle flexes a bit more than non-plastic Axis lockers, which can bind a little, but doesn't impair use.
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5 out of 5
I carry a knife ALL the time! I love this knife and I use it daily. It CAN really take what I dish out. I have cut small limbs, dug roots with it (not that everyone will be doing those things with it) it is a great knife and a great investment.
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