12 out of 12 people found this product review helpful.
I bought the this plain edge Mini-Griptilian as a birthday gift for my son. He is tickled with it, so I can't fault it. I did try opening it a couple of times, and was not disappointed with the slick action and lockup of the Axis mechanism. This knife is so quick and easy to open that an automatic or assisted mechanism is really not necessary. The blade is sharp out of the box, usually the case with a new Benchmade.
You don't have to spend this much to get a serviceable EDC knife, but the quality of a Benchmade knife is evident. One of life's small pleasures is to be able to perform everyday tasks with a tool so nicely crafted.