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 2017, the Mini Griptilian has once again been given a major upgrade--offering titanium handle scales and an ultra premium CPM-20CV for exceptional edge retention and durability. Couple that with a wood inlay and brass accents and this becomes much more than a high-end folder and more so a work of art. This limited model, the 556-1701, features titanium handles complete with stabilized wood inlays, brass thumb studs and barrel spacers, a drop point style blade in a satin finish and the custom smoked grey DLC reversible pocket clip is designed for tip up carry only but is eligible for a left or right hand carry option. Made in the USA.