Benchmade 556-1 Mini Griptilian
The Benchmade Mini Griptilian is one of our favorite EDC knives. Its solid AXIS locking mech is easy to operate with one hand, its versatile blade shape cuts with ease, and its manageable size makes it effortlessly pocketable. New for 2016, Benchmade has upped the ante on their 556-1 Mini Griptilian by adding some premium options to an already excellent knife.
Instead of the 154CM steel used on the standard model, the blade on the 556-1 is made of CPM-20CV. With this robust steel, you'll get improved edge retention, increased durability, and better resistance to corrosion. The scales get a facelift as well. They now feature double-layered, blue and grey G10 — a durable fiberglass laminate commonly seen on higher end knives. It offers improved rigidity, chemical resistance, and lighter weight over the standard grip’s resin handles.
Simply put, they've made a good knife even better and kept everything else that we love the same. Choose a 556-1 with a color, blade deployment, and edge configuration that works for your EDC at the link below.