Are you tired of cheap pocketknives whose prices serve as an indicator of how many times you'll be able to use them? We are too. That's why we at WPS recommend Benchmade knives for blade strength, sharpness and longevity. The Benchmade 557 SBKSN Mini-Griptilian ... (see full details) (see specifications) #BMD557SBKSN.
Are you tired of cheap pocketknives whose prices serve as an indicator of how many times you'll be able to use them? We are too. That's why we at WPS recommend Benchmade knives for blade strength, sharpness and longevity. The Benchmade 557 SBKSN Mini-Griptilian Tanto ComboEdge Blade is a downright great knife, and once you buy one, you'll keep it for a lifetime.
The sharp, gleaming blade (2.91 inches long) of the ComboEdge is crafted with American-made 154CM steel, a premium-grade stainless. This steel is highly corrosion-resistant and holds its shape, meaning you spend less time sharpening it. The 0.100-inch thick blade has a hardness of 58-60 on the HRC scale, making it able to hold its edge well (even with frequent use). The Tanto-style blade is held securely in place with an AXIS locking mechanism. Inside, 420J stainless steel liners add more sturdiness to the construction. The molded, easy-grip, coyote-colored handle is Valox and grip textured. This pocketknife weighs a light 2.67 ounces overall.
The ambidextrous thumb stud opener is a breeze to use with either hand, and a reversible clip lets you carry your knife any way you want. Fully opened, this Benchmade 557 SBKSN Mini-Griptilian Tanto ComboEdge Knife is 6.78 inches in length (3.87 inches when folded). The ComboEdge blade lets you use this tool for all your cutting tasks. And you will use it, we guarantee it, and so does Benchmade. They warrant their products to last, and they'll fix them if they don't. How many three-dollar gas-station knives can say that?
Blade Length: 2.91"
Blade Thickness: 0.100"
Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Blade Style: Tanto
Weight: 2.67 oz.
Overall Length: 6.78"
Closed Length: 3.87"
3 out of 3 people found this product review helpful.
4 out of 5
The best combination of size, weight, and function for EDC...
The Benchmade 557 SBKSN folding knife is small and light enough to be comfortable inside your pocket without using the clip. It cuts cardboard etc. extremely well and is very sturdy. I find the tanto blade shape very functional (as a wood chisel for example) and potentially for personal protection against dog attacks or whatever. The lock is the best. The only negatives are 1) it is not a beautiful art knife and 2) it does not have the very latest exotic steel.