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 them you'd like this Benchmade 550 SHG ... (see full details) (see specifications) #BMD550SHG.
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 them you'd like this Benchmade 550 SHG Griptilian Partially Serrated Knife, and have a Father's Day that makes you feel almost like a kid again.
The 3.45" stainless steel (154CM, with excellent corrosion-resistance) blade is designed in a partially serrated, modified sheepfoot style. This style has no point at the end for injury-prevention, 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" thick) gives you clean, precision cuts. The blade has a hardness of 58-61 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, 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 3.25 ounces in weight).
Fully open, this knife is 8.07" in length. The black handle is made with Noryl GTX, a molded plastic, and Valox, molded resin that's been reinforced for stiffness. You'll find a side-to-side reversible pocket clip on the handle, letting you store your knife as you please. Closed, this knife is only 4.62", so it lends itself to easy storage.
Fun, functional, and wearable. The Benchmade 550 SHG Griptilian Partially Serrated Knife doesn't have to be a Father's Day gift, but this USA-made folding knife certainly makes a good one.
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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.