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. The guarantee of quality is the trust of companies such as Harley-Davidson or HK for which separate knife lines were created. Thanks to the division of Benchmade knives into classes (gold, black, blue), everyone can choose a model for themselves.
A popular series of Griptilian knives with a functional blade shape, which the manufacturer defines as "modified drop-point". Model 551 has a blade made of steel CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC) and a length of 87 mm and a thickness of almost 2.9 mm which makes it an excellent proposition for EDC blade (every day). Double-sided pins allow smooth and easy blade opening. Model 551 belongs to the Benchmade blue knife class.
The ergonomic handle consists of Valox linings, which 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 clip for easy carrying the knife.
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 for right and left hand users.
• type: folding knife with AXIS Lock, manually folded
• blade length: 87.6 mm
• blade thickness: 2.92 mm
• unfolded length: 205 mm
• closed length: 117 mm
• handle thickness: 16.2 mm
• blade edge: smooth
• blade finish / color: satin
• steel / blade material: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
• handle lining material: nylon
• application: everyday, EDC, outdoor, tactical
• weight: 110 g
• producer: Benchmade, USA