The Griptilian family, designed by Mel Pardue, has etched itself into history as one of Benchmade's top selling and top performing models. Offered in both a full and mini size, this folder knife has earned high marks for all around functionality and value. Thanks to the AXIS locking mechanism, you can feel confident that this knife will operate smoothly and have a solid lock up. New for 2016, the Mini Griptilian has been given a major upgrade--offering G-10 handle scales and an ultra premium CPM-20CV for exceptional edge retention and durability. This model, the 555-1, comes standard with a grey semi-textured G-10 handle, blue accented liners, blue anodized barrel spacers and a sheepsfoot blade in a satin finish. The blade opens quickly thanks to the integrated thumb hole and the pocket clip is designed for tip up carry only but is eligible for left or right hand carry options. Made in the USA.