Born of custom knifemaker Mel Pardue's passion and ingenuity, the Benchmade Griptilian features a functional design that appeals to the collector and amateur alike. And the 553 version of the Griptilian ups the ante on the already revered knife design with a versatile tanto blade.
This iteration of the 553 Griptilian, the 553S, comes with a partially serrated edge on the satin blade. Made out of 154CM stainless steel, the good-looking tanto blade can withstand and conquer even the toughest tasks. It also features a strong, lightweight, and comfortable black handle made of textured glass-filled Noryl GTX.
It's impossible to describe the Griptilian without mentioning the exclusive AXIS locking mechanism. Widely regarded as one of the most reliable locking mechanisms on a folder, the AXIS boasts an ambidextrous design that'll withstand anything you throw at it.
Rounding out the Griptilian is the reversible steel pocket clip for easy carry.