Benchmade Mini Griptilian

Benchmade Mini Griptilian

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About Benchmade Mini Griptilian

The Benchmade Mini Griptilian from the Griptilian Series is a no-nonsense daily carry knife that features strong and lightweight textured Noryl GTX handles. Double 420J stainless liners add strength and durability to the handle design. The AXIS lock mechanism makes the knife easy to open and easy to close for right and left handers.Benchmade die-hards will agree that buying a Benchmade knife is about so much more than the knife—each Benchmade blade comes with a lifetime warranty and LifeSharp maintenance. Take a look at the other Benchmade Knives we have!

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Brand Benchmade
Category Folding Knives
Overall Length 6.78"
Closed Length 3.87" (98mm) 3.87
Blade Length 2.91"
Blade Thickness 0.11"
Blade Steel S30V
Blade Style Drop Point
Edge Style Partially Serrated Plain Edge
Blade Finish Coated Satin
Handle Material Polymer
Pocket Clip Tip-Up
Lock Type Bar Lock
Weight 2.56 oz.
Country of Origin USA
Assisted Open No
Automatic Knife No
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Blade Edge Partially Serrated/ComboEdge Plain
Blade Material CPM S30V
Handle Color Silver/Gray
Knife Type Manual
Knife Weight 0.3 2.88
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Point Sheepsfoot
Sheath Included No
Total length 6.78
Hardness 58-60 RC
Blade Grind Flat
Finish Black
Edge Type Plain
Handle Length 3.87"
Handle Thickness 0.51"
Color Black
Frame/Liner Stainless Steel
User Right Hand, Left Hand
Opener Thumb Stud
Model Mini Griptilian
Model Number 556BK-S30V
Designer Pardue
Best Use Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
Product Type Knife
Length 2.00" 3.87" 4.62"
Width 1.25"
Carry Neck
Material Kydex G-10 Polymer

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Extremely fast!

Scott Carey
2 years ago

I’m totally impressed and amazed at how quickly my order got here from some 2,000 miles away! My order arrived well protected as well! Such a great experience!!

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Robert McNulty
2 years ago

Outstanding quality.


Paul b.
3 years ago

Fits great in the hand, looks great and light. Centering is a little off now but it still works like butter.

My First Benchmade knife

Tim Fowler
3 years ago

Very nice small pocket knife. Love the sheepsfoot blade. Very sharp S30v steel. Love the OD green handle. I carry it along with my Hinderer XM-18 so. It’s not lonely. My opinion is one knife for defense or rescue and 2nd for boxes . rope Etc.

Absolutely excellent

Teodor Beurkdzhyan
3 years ago

I just received the mini Grip. and it is perfect. I asked the DLT staff to please make sure it is "as perfect as it could be". This beauty is a present for a dear friend on his 80th birthday and after taking the knife out of the bag I am sure it will not disappoint. Thank you guys for going above and beyond, excellent customer service.

Perfect fit, function, and look!

Scott V.
3 years ago

These scales provide an option for a nice G10 setup with a lot more grippiness compared with the factory grey G10 that comes with the upgraded steel models. Blue G10 is probably my all time favorite knife handle material, so I was happy to find that Blade HQ had these! The install was pretty straightforward, although I did struggle a little bit getting the pivot and washers back read more in place (this is more an issue of the knife design itself than the scales).

Solid Knife

4 years ago

This is an exceptional knife. It feels solid in the hand, there is a good weight to the knife. I was surprised, but also happy that the g10 scales are darker than what it appears on the screen. Benchmade often has criticisms of manufacturer QC issues, but in the knife I got there was no blade play, the blade was centered, and the grind was good (and very sharp). I chose the read more knife because I was looking for a smaller edc that will fit in my pocket, and it fulfills that role. There was a little bit of a break in time. After a week or so I added some oil to the axis lock mechanism + pivot and it made a big difference. It was not cheap, but it is a fun little edc that feels like a quality knife.

Great experience with DLT. Ordered

Harold Penson
5 years ago

Great experience with DLT. Ordered a fantastic Mini Griptilian with engraving. Order was correctly and quickly completed. Another great Benchmade. Fit, finish and that wonderful fidgetty action are superb. Nearly perfect grind, too.

Excellent Small Knife

Jordan S.
5 years ago

I love this knife! I have relatively small hands so it was a perfect fit but did not lack in any field of utility. Excellent place to start for a Benchmade collection as this was my first Benchmade.

Perfect EDC

Preston H.
5 years ago

I carried this knife exclusively as my 'every day carry' for 8+ years. It is the perfect size and weight for the majority of tasks presented on an average day. The blade finish has held up extremely well, and the locking mechanism has never failed me. I love this knife and would highly recommend it to anyone. I recently passed it down to my son, now I need to get another one!

Great EDC knife and excellent

5 years ago

Great EDC knife and excellent service from DLT

Knife So Nice You Buy It Twice

6 years ago

This is such a great knife! I have been hesitant to buy a Benchmade for a long time, but these upgraded materials, a spydie-hole on the sheepsfoot version, and DLT's superior customer experience (YAY they take PayPal!) made this a no brainer. This is a knife so nice you buy it twice!

Excellent little knife. It is

Austin Hoffman
6 years ago

Excellent little knife. It is much more sturdy feeling than you might think and the 20cv steel is one of the best available. Makes for a real tough little knife in a small package.


Bobby H.
6 years ago

The perfect benchmade. Feels quality. Fits your hand perfect. Perfect size. I loved everything about this knife. Already has a deep pocket clip. The spydie hole is perfect and liked it much better than the stud. Never had to sharpen it but insanely sharp out of the box

Overall opinion

Dale Huston
6 years ago

This knife is great but there are some minor problems. First problem was the pocket clip, it has the slightest of play. Second problem was I found the steel to chip a little too easy but a micro bevel should fix that.


Daren l.
7 years ago

Small comfortable in hand just my perfect edc.

Good Memories

7 years ago

I purchased a sheepsfoot style mini grip as soon as they were originally released. Loved the knife and carried it daily until about a year ago when I upgraded to a Ritter grip. When I saw the latest grips with G10 scales and upgraded steel I had to have one, especially when I saw I could get the sheepsfoot style again. It brings back good memories of how pleased I was with the original. read more This one is beautiful, with the upgraded scales and the blue liners. Fit and finish is perfect, blade is centered and I like the deep carry clip.

Top edc

Roland V.
7 years ago

it is my permanent EDC as of now perfect...i have many others stiles and brands but for my life stile this knife is perfection...

New Spin on the Mini-Grip: works well for me

Steven M. Share
7 years ago

Have an earlier Ritter version of the Mini-Griptilian with orange plastic/composite scales, deep chord drop point blade and S30V, with thumb studs. (Did send that to Benchmade to correct centering and blade play issues.). After discussing that issue with DLT folks, took a chance on the new 555-1 with 20CV steel, G-10 scales, modified sheepsfoot profile and Spydie-like thumb hole read more for deployment. The 555-1 came nicely centered, had no blade play, sharp out of the box and feels stronger/stiffer than the older FRN scaled mini.

Nothing not to like for me- same good egos, just under 3" blade, deep carry clip (squeezed it a tiny bit in a vise and reinstalled to tighten it up the pressure when clipped to pocket), very convenient EDC. LOVE the thumb hole for deployment. 2.9 oz.

Kudos once again to Jason and DLT for their guidance and fine customer service.

Great EDC

7 years ago

I love this knife. The fit, finish, and function are, IMO, as good as it gets in this price range. Worth every penny. 5 stars.

Excellent Update to Classic Design

Dale Klotz
7 years ago

The new G10 edition of the Griptilian is a truly great update to this classic Benchmade Mel Pardue design. The G10 adds a quality feel and quality durability. The new blade steel, CPM-20CV, is a major upgrade from the previous 154CM. The Benchmade color scheme is cool and the blue posts really pop in the open construction. If you've been waiting to get a Griptilian, now is the time.

Great Service

7 years ago

Ordered knife at good price & received it in a very timely fashion. Will go to site from now on for further purchases. Very pleased!