Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian AXIS Folder by Pardue #556-S30V
- Knife - Every Day Carry
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When it comes to all around functionality, you can't beat the Griptilian®.
The Mini-Griptilian provides a low-profile pocket friendly version of the knife.
- CPM-S30V Steel Blade - American made premium powdered steel designed specifically for knives. Offering excellent corrosion resistance and superior edge qualities this steel is perfect for everyday use or specialized outdoor activities.
- Glass-Filled Nylon Handles - Impact resistant and weatherproof while retaining a lightweight profile these grips are great for EDC knives that will be used and abused!
- AXIS Manual Opening Mechanism - A patented Benchmade exclusive, 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 knife, spans the liners and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega-style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS® bar itself.
About Mel Pardue
Benchmade's senior team member, Mel has been grinding sparks, making knives and creating a following for 25-plus years. His style has a class and simplicity all its own. The Pardue collaborations offer great utility to the everyday knife user while at the same time presenting an upscale distinction. Less is definitely more with Mel’s designs.
- Blade Style: Drop-Point Plain Edge with Satin Finish
- Blade Length: 2.91" / 7.39cm
- Blade Width: 0.100" / 2.54mm
- Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
- Open Length: 6.78" / 17.22cm
- Closed Length: 3.87" / 9.83cm
- Weight: 2.68 oz / 75.98g
- Handle Thickness: 0.51" / 12.95mm
- Clip Type: Tip-Up reversible standard
- Lanyard Loop: Yes
- Handle: Glass Filled Nylon
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Awesome knife! Razor sharp out of the box axis lock is smooth as butter awesome s30v blade and the best part alflahertys prices are 50 dollars cheaper than most competitors!