- Blade Length: 2.91 in.
- Blade Thickness: 0.1 in.
- Handle Thickness 0.51 in.
- Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
- Weight: 2.56 oz.
- Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
- Lock Mechanism: AXIS
- Overall Length: 6.78 in.
- Closed Length: 3.87 in.
The Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptillian Modified Drop Point Folding Knife boasts a 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC) and a Valox® handle with 420J stainless steel liners and a reversible steel pocket clip.
The Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptillian Modified Drop Point Folding Knife has a slow convex-curved drop in the point characterizes a drop-point blade. The drop-point format lowers the point for control but adds strength to the tip. Usually coupled with plenty of belly for slicing, this format is often used for hunting knives. It is also a fantastic all-around blade format. This blade shape can be found on a wide array of knives.
The AXIS® locking mechanism of the Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptillian Modified Drop Point Folding Knife is a 100-percent ambidextrous design, AXIS gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar which rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spanning the liners and positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped, tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar it’s inertia to engage the knife tang, and as a result the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS bar itself.
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