Benchmade Griptilian 550-1 Knife

Benchmade Griptilian 550-1 Knife
Looria Grade

Based on 49 reviews

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Review highlights
  • Great for EDC
  • Smooth action
  • Solid build quality
  • Good grip and ergonomics
  • Well priced


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Benchmade griptillian 550 or if you can spend 20 dollars more a benchmade 940 Osborne it is my favorite knife I have ever used

8 months ago

Benchmade Mini Griptillian 555-1 Review — Everyday Commentary

This knife is just killer. Summer has a new official EDC and it is the 555-1. Go buy it

2 months ago

Beautiful knife but action is horribly stiff *update to 5 stars*

*Update* After having the knife and working the action now for twelve days the performance increase is so great a update/re-review is a must. At first it was so stiff my Walmart knives had smoother action. After ordering Benchmade’s Blue Lube and applying a tiny amount on the axis lock bar it was a ...

3 years ago

Benchmade G10 Griptilian 551-1 Review |

Benchmade - Griptilian 551-1 Knife, Drop-Point Blade, Plain Edge, Satin Finish, Gray Handle G10 Handle, Made in the USA HIGH-QUALITY: The CPM-S30V stainless steel blade is extremely well-balanced, offering superb edge qualities and rust resistance.

3 months ago

Solid Blade

I've had this knife for a little over a week. So far I'd say it's a pretty solid blade. The original griptillian is a good one but pretty basic. The 550-1 is an improvement in almost every way. Better steel than the 154 cm. Spidey hole over thumb studs. Flow thru handle over the enclosed original. G...

5 years ago

My "new" old knife.

Replacing my EDC for the last 15 years with this knife. My trusty EDC was also a Griptillian in 440C with the oval thumb hole. I loved that knife and was nearly heartbroken when I though I had lost it (carried it throughout my Navy career. So, having found it I decided to retire my old knife and pur...

6 years ago

Flagship Folding Knife: Benchmade 555-1 Review | GearJunkie

” Well, I got one, and I am impressed. Review: Benchmade 555-1 Mini Griptilian. The Benchmade 555-1 is a knife that can compete with the Delica everyday of the week

2 months ago

One sexy knife!

Absolutely love this knife.. Great steel and i have no doubt I could fell a tree with this thing that's how sharp it came! I have very large hands (I'm 6'8) and it fits in my hand perfectly.. This thing is an absolute beast! It's a little expensive (just about 200$ when everything was said and done)...

3 years ago

Benchmade sweetness!

This is my first Benchmade since the MPR was released and just as happy with it as when I got that little beast and before that it was the Sentinel. My Griptilian came a day early which is always awesome and I spent the afternoon fidgeting with the knife! The knife's fit and finish was spot on for w...

3 years ago

Good Purchase Overall

I am very pleased with this purchase. Most of my knives are Spyderco, but after hearing so much about benchmade, I finally cracked and bought one, especially after seeing this Grey and Blue color scheme and the fact that it was offered in 20CV. The steel is tough and the fit and finish is tight. It ...

3 years ago


Knife Blade Type

Straight Edge

Locking Blade


Number of Blades

1 Blade

Max Blade Length (in.)

3.24 inches