Benchmade is one of the most recognizable knife brands in the world. Established in 1988 in California. For over 20 years, it has gained market position using more and more modern technologies and the best materials. Thanks to the division of Benchmade knives into classes (gold, black, blue and the line of knives for HK), everyone can choose a model for themselves.
Sharper, stronger and new Benchmade Mini Griptilian model 556-1. New for 2016 equipped with a blade made of modern CPM-20CV steel and a two-color handle made of durable G10 composite. A popular series of Mini Griptilian knives with a useful blade shape, which the manufacturer defines as "modified drop-point". The 556-1 is the smaller brother of the 551-1. The knife has a blade made of 20CV steel with a hardness (58-61HRC) and a length of 74 mm and a thickness of almost 2.5 mm which makes it an excellent choice for EDC blade (every day). Double-sided pins allow smooth and easy blade opening. Model 556-1 belongs to the Benchmade blue knife class.
The ergonomic handle consists of G10 composite linings that have been reinforced with 420J steel liners. To increase safety when handling the knife, the linings are properly profiled and cut. The handle also has a bushing that is used to mount and pull the cable. Includes a steel, translatable deep carry clip for easy knife transfer. The blade locking mechanism is a durable and strong "axis lock", the locking element of which is the axis entering the cutout in the blade. This lock is easy when operated by right and left persons.
• knife type: folding
• lock: AXIS lock
• overall length: 170 mm
• blade length: 74 mm
• steel type: stainless CPM 20CV
• blade thickness: 2.5 mm
• cladding: G10 composite
• weight: 82 g