None of our testers, evaluating for everyday carry, could justify the extra ounces and inches of the Griptilian, especially as compared to all of our svelte award winners. The reversible pocket clip offers ultimate accessibility. Preproduction number 0729/1000 etched on blade along with Griptilian and Mel Pardue Design on one side, Benchmade butterfly on other. Benchmade Knives are known for their design of the Axis Lock, it is functionally smooth and easy to operate. It all started with a drop-point fixed blade hunter made from an old crosscut saw and some Bakelite. Slight Wear on pocket clip, otherwise mint condition. The Griptilian is born of custom knifemaker Mel Pardue's passion for functional designs. ... Benchmade Griptilian Collectible Folding Knives, Benchmade Black Collectible Folding Knives, Customize your EDC of Benchmade Knives online. While light for its size, the Griptilian does indeed take up considerable real estate in pocket or purse. The Griptilian is designed by custom knife maker Mel Pardue. Overall very good condition with good tip. Order the 556-S30V Mini Griptilian Knife today to get Benchmade Limited Lifetime Warranty & Lifesharp. The knife suffered from a few material flaws, such as flimsy plastic handle scales, and a … Image not available. At the very heart of the Griptilian, is the exclusive AXIS locking mechanism. DISCONTINUED Benchmade 550HG Pardue Griptilian - Sheepsfoot $120.00 $102.00 DISCONTINUED Benchmade 550SBKHG Pardue Griptilian - Sheepsfoot / Black Blade / Partially Serrated $135.00 $114.75 DISCONTINUED Benchmade 550SBKHGOD Pardue Griptilian - Sheepsfoot / Partially Serrated Black Blade / OD Green Handle $135.00 $114.75 DISCONTINUED Benchmade 550SBKHGSL Mel Pardue Griptilian - … As a backup hunting knife, or to live in a glov… The Benchmade Pardue Griptilian Mini S30V features a 2.91" CPM-S30V drop point blade with a satin finish. The Mini Griptilian 555 is a manual knife that can be opened and closed single-handedly. Have one to sell? BM5501: 550-1 CPM-20CV/G10 Sheepsfoot Griptilian Benchmade A Benchmade classic upgraded with G10 handles and premium steel. WELL-DESIGNED: Benchmade's AXIS lock is exceptionally strong and fully ambidextrous. You release the creature's ferocity with a thumb stud. Benchmade Pardue Axis Lock 154CM Folding Knife BM 531. COMFORTABLE: The 555's lightweight design and handle grips make it comfortable to hold, use and take anywhere. X. Designer: Mel Pardue; Made in USA; KNIFE LIFE SCORE. It’s … $88.00 0 bids + shipping . Condition is "Used". 8" overall length with 3.45" blade. From its iconic silhouette, to its signature ultra-grippy handle, to the inclusion of the brand's proprietary AXIS lock, this is an all-around cutting tool perfect for everyone from the casual EDC enthusiast to the hardcore outdoorsman. Description: Mel Pardue Benchmade Pre Production Folding Knife. Mel Pardue began his career as hobby in 1957 and took his pastime and turned it into a full time career punctuated by modern classic designs like Griptilian and Presidio. Benchmade Mel Pardue griptilian 550 154 cm green 8 inches total length. Good knife with manual lock. Picture Information. The Benchmade Griptilian is one of Benchmade’s longest running knives as it was introduced in 2001. This AXIS lock has black glass-filled nylon handles with a reversible tip-up pocket clip and a lanyard hole. DETAILS Benchmade's flagship folder, the Mel Pardue-designed Griptillian is a strong contender for the absolute best everyday carry knife ever made. Since that time, the knife has seen a mini version and several updates to blade steel, coatings and handle materials. Benchmade is chock full of marquis designs, such as the Griptilian and the 940, but the Mel Pardue 530 never quite reached the popularity as those two giants for several reasons. Shipped with Canada Post Lettermail. 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