Benchmade Griptilian Mini

BENCHMADE MINI GRIPTILIANS

Benchmade 710 – Get The High End Multi Purpose Pocket Knife

The next few paragraphs offers important tips and advice that could help you successfully pick a pocket knife for your needs. Find the best pocket knife and it will serve you well for years to come.

The Benchmade 710 was designed by custom knife makers Bill McHenry and Jason Williams. It is the end product of their hard work over the course of 4 years. The popular AXIS lock makes it possible for easy one-handed opening and closing of the blade without your fingers ever being in the path of the blade. The lock was also designed by Bill and Jason. The lock design is straightforward to activate without directions needed on how the knife works.

As simple as the lock is, perhaps its major selling feature is its brute strength. In testing, the lock supported a negative load of over 200 pounds with no damage. After the lock finally failed, the liners simply cracked over the locking pin but in no way would the blade have closed on the user hand in testing.

For great functional redundancy, the AXIS lock features two Omega shaped springs. The springs are lightly stressed and tests demonstrate they should last indefinitely. Even though one spring fails, another will still operate without any problems.

It is difficult to say if this is the most durable lock made in folding knives. The manufacturer states the Benchmade 710 is more robust than any other knives on market. The sizable 3.9″ D2 Tool Steel blade of the 710 features a reverse-curve grind for better cutting ability.

On the butt end of the knife, there is a detachable stainless steel pocket clip. The butt end position of the clip is required as a result of the locking system. If the clip were positioned on the pivot end, the knife would stick out much very far out of your pocket.

The belt clip is reversible and feels natural in hand. I have the 710 Benchmade and use it for everything – cutting paper and cardboard, cutting string, heavy duty plastic box straps, cutting into the occasional snack, etc. It holds its edge very well.

Find out more. Click here for Free information on 710 Benchmade pocket knives
http://www.bushcraftknivesforsale.com/benchmade-710

Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com





Original Source: http://www.articlesfactory.com/articles/advice/benchmade-710-get-the-high-end-multi-purpose-pocket-knife.html


History of Knives By Rajkumar Jonnala on February 23, 2010 0

Knives as Tools

Knives have always been an extremely useful tool to have. They are probably one of the only tools that we use daily that were used by our distant ancestors. The Bronze Age brought about the first significant change to knives, though since its softer structure didn’t make the strongest of knives, many still preferred the “older” stone tool. Stone blades and knives really remained the preferred material up until bronze was replaced with iron which was considerably stronger than bronze.

First Improvements

Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations are credited with the first folding knives as well as knives with ivory blades. It’s believed that this was a result of the popularity of cut fruits – ivory blades prevented the transfer of the taste of rust (or metal).

Manufacturing Knives

Between 1095 and 1272 there were a number of Crusades launched by the Europeans. During this time they traveled to all corners of the earth fighting for ground and more. Like so many other conflicts, this created an opportunity. France began its manufacturing of cutlery offering blades of various sizes and shapes and in a variety of materials. France had a corner on the cutlery market (including knives) until about 1789 and even today, you’ll find several cutlery manufacturers still in France.

The “Pocket” Knife

Today’s pocket knife is believed to be started sometime during the 15th Century – again out of necessity. Remember, knives were the main tool at that time, there was no cutlery, as we know it today – people ate their meals with the blades of their knife. This is when it is believed that multiple-blade knives made their first appearance and most likely resulting in more folding knives.

Material Improvements

While most early knives were created from carbon steel (or iron), today’s blades are made of surgical steel, carbon steel or from martensitic stainless steel. What has not changed much is the overall design of knives.

Nearly all collectible knives and Scout knives are created from carbon steel. The reason behind this is believed to be that while this knife can oxidize easily, it’s less expensive to manufacture, it’s very easy to sharpen and once sharpened it has a great edge.

Useful Knives

It seems like today you can find a knife for any purpose including fighting, multi-purpose knives, hunting knives and more. This development really came about during the 19th Century, material was readily available and more people were adept at creating knives. Whether you are looking for a simple purpose knife or a collectible folding knife, today you will have no trouble locating them. Whether your tastes run to plain handles or intricately designed handles, there is a knife available to suit your basic needs, or your desire to collect a piece that displays exquisite workmanship.

Today

Today pocket knives are available for a fraction of the cost of what they used to be. You’ll find people from early teens to older adults, men and women sporting a pocket knife. Because of the impeccable record keeping that began around 1900, collectors have an easier time valuing and dating previously created knives, and particularly those rare hand-crafted ones. Knives are often used for wedding gifts, promotional items and more.

Original Source: http://www.sooperarticles.com/business-articles/marketing-articles/history-knives-45233.html

Benchmade Griptilian Mini News:

557 Mini-Griptilian® Tanto Product Detail

Benchmade Knife Company knives, rescue tools, safety cutters, hooks and utility pens product details.

Original Source: http://www.benchmade.com/products/557

556 Mini-Griptilian® Product Detail – Benchmade Knife Company …

Benchmade Knife Company knives, rescue tools, safety cutters, hooks and utility pens product details.

Original Source: http://www.benchmade.com/products/556

551 Griptilian® Product Detail – Benchmade Knife Company – World …

Benchmade Knife Company knives, rescue tools, safety cutters, hooks and utility pens product details. PRODUCTS … > Model 557 – Mini-Griptilian® Tanto

Original Source: http://www.benchmade.com/products/551

benchmade griptilian mini | eBay – Electronics, Cars, Fashion …

Find great deals on eBay for benchmade griptilian mini and spyderco delica. Shop with confidence.

Original Source: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=benchmade+griptilian+mini

Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian Knife – Free Shipping at REI.com

Free Shipping – Small but mighty, the lightweight Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian knife features a tough stainless-steel blade, molded handle and smooth AXIS™ locking …

Original Source: http://www.rei.com/product/787258/benchmade-556-mini-griptilian-knife


Benchmade Mini Griptilian 556 Vs Mcusta série Kamon + Manuel de survie

Petit comparatif entre deux couteaux EDC urbains et présentation d'un manuel de survie.


asked i want a knife for camping are there any knives that keep a sharp blade?

am i old enough im 16 can i buy it myself? i need to know the name and model of it and also places that sell it (thank you for your time)

And got the following answer:

Your ability to buy and carry a knife depends on the city you are in. In New York or California your dad might not be able to buy a knife. Check with the local police or city government to be legal.
Things have changed over time. When I was a child, 12 year olds could go deer hunting with a high powered rifle, with a parent along. This was in Pennsylvania.

I personally love the folding knives with a hole in the blade for quick one hand opening. Spyderco invented this type of knife, and everyone now has clones of it. I use the Benchmade Mini Griptilian, model number BM555HG. It has a super smooth opening mechanism. It is also adjustable for left or right pocket carry. I carry it all the time. For camping you might want an additional larger blade. Ontario makes a good fixed blade knife, the Air Force Survival Knife, Part Number: ON499. I have bought several knives from the Knife Center of the Internet. They gave great service and have a vast selection. I would avoid the serated blades. The serations are difficult to sharpen. Pick a knife from a quality company like Benchmade, Spyderco, or Cold Steel.
Knife details and web sites below.

The Knife Center of the Internet http://www.knifecenter.com/
I have ordered several knives from them, and the service is great. The selection is vast.
Call Toll Free 800 338 6799 From 8:30 AM -5:30 PM (US Eastern Time) Monday-Friday

BM555HG: Black Mini Griptilian – Satin Plain Edge
Benchmade® Knife Company Mini Griptilian
Part Number BM555HG
You Pay: $80.75
Blade Length: 2.91″
Blade Thickness: 0.10″
Blade Material: 154CM Stainless
Blade Hardness: 58-61HRC
http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BM555HG
****************************************************

Manufacturer: ONTARIO Air Force Survival Knife
Part Number: ON499
You Pay: $38.95
Each knife is manufactured in accordance with U.S. Government specifications.
5″ Blade
9 1/2″ Overall
1095 Carbon Steel Blade
Natural Leather Handle
Steel Buttcap
Natural Leather Sheath with Sharpening Stone and Tie Down
http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=ON499
************************************
I like this blade shape. It is the same as discontinued Provenatar model from Spyderco
http://images.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/spyderc/images/SP134CFP.jpg

Alex asked Which type of benchmade knife is the cheapest yet the best quality?

i would like to get a benchmade of good quality for around 30 40 or 50 dollars, which one would be the best kind to get?

And got the following answer:

http://www.moontrail.com/knives/k-benchmade/b-556.php

There you go. $59.50 plus shipping through Moontrail which I have used before and been happy with. The Griptilian is one of the most popular in Benchmade’s value line of knives and is about as inexpensive as you can get and still get their Axis lock – which is by far their best locking system.

On the same site they have the Benchmade Mini Presidio Ultra the 527 model for about the same price. I think that is newer and haven’t handled it, but it has the right specs.

With shipping it will probably run you slightly under $70. I’m in no way affiliated with Moontrail, just happen to have bought product from them before and been satisfied. Checking prices on:

www.froogle.com (Google’s beta shopping site)

Has Moontrail and someplace called BladeHQ as the cheapest.

Note there are cheaper Benchmade knives – the Benchmite series is in your price range as a small gents knife, but they aren’t more than that. There are also a couple of low cost liner lock designs, but if you want to go that route I would recommend going to CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) to get the LAWKS version of the liner lock for your price range.

Thinkingblade

Joseph asked can someone help me choose an edc knife?

hi im 16 and i need help choosing an edc knife that i would use in general and for security purposes if needed. i would like a knife that would open quickly in an emergency situation with a durable blade that is under 4 inches. can you give me ideas on some blades or help me choose between these. THANKS 🙂

KERSHAW BLUR
SOG AEGIS
GERBER COVERT F.A.S.T

And got the following answer:

The Blur is good. Zero Tolerance knives are better (I always carry a 0200). The Spyderco Stretch is very nice and much lighter than a ZT and is less money. Spyderco Military is fantastic and light weight. Spyderco Persistence is one of the greatest values. Benchmade 710, 940, Vex (awesome value), Griptilian, Mini-Rukus, Barrage, Deja Voo, Mini-Deja Voo, Torrent, are all fantastic. There really are hundreds of knives that would fit your description.

The Aegis is good but the tip is a little weak. The Gerber Covert FAST looks good.

(NO NAME) asked Is the Benchmade Griptilian really worth the price in the long run?

Is the Benchmade really worth it or is it just $75 of eye candy?

And got the following answer:

At no point have I ever considered my mini Griptilian “eye candy”. I paid more than $75 for it and I would do it again. I have had it for several years now, it is a great knife. I carry it all the time and use it for camping. It is very easy to open with one hand. The ambidextrous “axis” blade lock has never slipped. The next knife I buy will also be a Benchmade, they have great quality knives. I suppose if you’re buying a knife just to have as eye candy $75 is not worth it. If you are looking for a durable knife that will take abuse hold an edge and last a long time you could find knives that cost more than $75, but the griptilian is a great knife.

(NO NAME) asked Is the Benchmade Griptilian really worth the price in the long run?

Is the Benchmade really worth it or is it just $75 of eye candy?

And got the following answer:

At no point have I ever considered my mini Griptilian “eye candy”. I paid more than $75 for it and I would do it again. I have had it for several years now, it is a great knife. I carry it all the time and use it for camping. It is very easy to open with one hand. The ambidextrous “axis” blade lock has never slipped. The next knife I buy will also be a Benchmade, they have great quality knives. I suppose if you’re buying a knife just to have as eye candy $75 is not worth it. If you are looking for a durable knife that will take abuse hold an edge and last a long time you could find knives that cost more than $75, but the griptilian is a great knife.

Alex asked Which type of benchmade knife is the cheapest yet the best quality?

i would like to get a benchmade of good quality for around 30 40 or 50 dollars, which one would be the best kind to get?

And got the following answer:

http://www.moontrail.com/knives/k-benchmade/b-556.php

There you go. $59.50 plus shipping through Moontrail which I have used before and been happy with. The Griptilian is one of the most popular in Benchmade’s value line of knives and is about as inexpensive as you can get and still get their Axis lock – which is by far their best locking system.

On the same site they have the Benchmade Mini Presidio Ultra the 527 model for about the same price. I think that is newer and haven’t handled it, but it has the right specs.

With shipping it will probably run you slightly under $70. I’m in no way affiliated with Moontrail, just happen to have bought product from them before and been satisfied. Checking prices on:

www.froogle.com (Google’s beta shopping site)

Has Moontrail and someplace called BladeHQ as the cheapest.

Note there are cheaper Benchmade knives – the Benchmite series is in your price range as a small gents knife, but they aren’t more than that. There are also a couple of low cost liner lock designs, but if you want to go that route I would recommend going to CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) to get the LAWKS version of the liner lock for your price range.

Thinkingblade

Benchmade asked Benchmade?????????????????????????

What knife is smaller

Benchmade mini griptilian 556
Benchmade mini barrage 585
Benchmade mini presidio

I need one of those but the smallest blade length

And got the following answer:

The smallest, is the 556

Sarah asked Is the mini griptilian, made by Benchmade, knife legal in california?

I know the blade is less than 3 inches. Here is the web site if it helps anyone.
http://www.benchmade.com/products/556

And got the following answer:

Yes, it is legal, as long as it’s not being carried in a school, where anything over 2.5″ is illegal.

Not all jurisdictions in CA have the “three-inch” blade rule, but if where you live does, this model is still OK. It’s a nice knife, BTW, and will serve you well for a variety of uses.

Here’s a great guide to legal knife ownership and use in CA… enjoy!

http://www.ninehundred.com/~equalccw/knifelaw.html