About the Benchmade Griptilian 551BK-S30V
The 551BK-S30V Griptilian model features a drop point CPM-S30V blade, ambidextrous thumb stud openers and an AXIS lock mechanism. The handles are made from Noryl GTX with a reversible pocket clip for completely ambidextrous carry.A premium steel created especially for knives, it is a powder steel creating uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties. As a blade material, it offers excellent corrosion resistance and superb edge qualities. This stainless steel is extremely well balanced, making it one of the best all-around choices for daily tasks.
A Benchmade original, AXIS has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100 percent ambidextrous design, AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar that rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the Knives, spans the liners and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped tang portion of the Knives blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the Knives tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.