Everyday Carry

Benchmade Grizzly Ridge

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista
Benchmade Grizzly Ridge

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When you hear the word "grizzly," you probably think of rough, untamed wilderness. It’s a fitting name for a serious hunting knife, like Benchmade’s own Grizzly Creek. The made-in-the-USA knife had the perfect size and extra features that made it a great hunting companion. The latest knife to bear the name takes the best parts of the original knife and infuses them into a new model, one built to be the best utility knife in your kit. With a traditional, versatile blade and cutting-edge handles, the Grizzly Ridge is ready to take on your everyday tasks both indoors and out.

The star of the show, of course, is the Grizzly Ridge's beefy blade. The 3.5” drop point blade comes in high-end CPM S30V steel, with a thick 0.124” spine that has two jimping points for ideal control during use. The jimping near the handles lets you apply pressure for tougher cuts, and the one near the tip gives control when needed when holding the knife choked up. Benchmade's ambidextrous thumbstuds let you open the Grizzly Ridge one-handed from either orientation, and locks into place with their signature AXIS mechanism.

The Grizzly Ridge's handles feature a combo of two materials: Grivory is a synthetic resin similar to fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN), and the Versaflex (thermoplastic elastomer) overmold that accents it provides extra grip along with hi-vis orange accents. This pairing gives the knife a unique grip and comfort that lets you keep working even for the roughest tasks. EDCing the Grizzly Ridge is no sweat either, thanks to a reversible clip and a lanyard hole built into its liners.

The Benchmade Grizzly Ridge is simple, effective, and outstanding with its features. And with Benchmade's fit and finish and USA-made quality behind it, it's a tough tool that will stand the test of time and tasks in your EDC. Pick one up from Amazon at the link below.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (4 total)

Britt ·
Just got one of these, it’s remarkably small, given it’s 3.5” blade length, fits my smaller hands well.
Mikey Bautista ·
How do you like the material(s) they used for the grip, have you found they help?
Britt ·
Well, the orange inserts feel a little gripy, but it’s more a look I think.

So nice, I bought it twice.
Goldthunder ·
Nice blade length. I see where benchmade went here trying to attract to the hunters and they have specific target groups for all their classes of knives. I want to remind anyone in military police and or fire to head over to Govx where huge discounts can be noted on these products from benchmade. Also, the triage same length with seatbelt cutter aka gut hook if needed. So essentially a EDC work knife and hunting knife In one with the same specs and hook for cutting. G10 grips on triage offer exceptional grip a real gritty g10.