556SBK Benchmade Pardue Mini-Griptilian Manual Folding Knife Review


The Benchmade 551SBK Griptilian MDP comes with a black coated, saber ground, partially serrated, 154CM blade. It has excellent cutting geometry and an easy to operate thumb stud opener. The Benchmade Axis Lock, a rolling bar riding along a slot in two machined stainless steel liners, provides a rock solid lock up. The handles are made from Glass Fill Noryl GTX, a super-tough polymer resin, with a diamond-checkered pattern for a secure grip. Each knife comes with a reversible stainless steel clip for truly a ambidextrous every day carry knife.  The 551 Griptilian is one of Benchmade’s most well known and popular model from the Blue Class production line.


The 551 “Griptilian” is one of Benchmade’s most successful models available on the knife market today.  The award-winning design and shape contour to the hand for a comfortable, reliable grip and solid performance.  The 551 Griptilian is offered in three different sizes and a variety of blade styles and finishes to accommodate the different needs and tastes of the consumer base.  The “Axis-Lock” Mechanism allows for ambidextrous deployment and operation.  The dual-sided thumb studs and pocket clip placement make the 551 a complete ambidextrous package. Professionally designed by custom knife maker Mel Pardue, the Griptilian has been a favorite among knife enthusiasts and outdoorsman for over a decade.

Rating: 9.2

556SBK Benchmade Pardue Mini-Griptilian Manual Folding Knife, Black ComboEdge, Black Handle


Blade Length: 2.91"; Overall Length/Closed Length: 6.78"/3.87"; Blade Material/Hardness: 154CM Stainless Steel/58-60HRC; Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs; Lock Mechanism: ...

Made by: Benchmade, Available: In stock


Overall Length 8.07″
Blade Length 3.40″
Blade Thickness 0.115″
Blade Material 154CM
Blade Rockwell 58-61 HRC
Lock Axis Lock
Closed Length 4.62″
Handle Thickness 0.640″
Handle Material Glass Fill Noryl GTX
Liner(s) 420J Stainless Steel
Clip Stainless Steel
Weight 3.82 oz.
Made In: United States


  • Blade finishes and style options also available
  • Handle color / material options also available
  • BLUE Class Production line

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For two decades Benchmade has been committed to designing and manufacturing world-class sports cutlery and edged tools. We continually strive to manufacture high quality products that will deliver superior performance and provide great value for our customers. Whether you are using a Griptilian as a basic cutting tool or one of our professional grade rescue hooks to perform a quick cut in an emergency situation, you can count on your Benchmade to get the job done.

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