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    wow, very nice collection of grips! What blade steel is on your EDC grips? The older 440C or newer 154cm? Just curious...
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    a follow up to my earlier post: My first BM grip! I really like it.

    I gotta have more cow bell!

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    A 552 for the right side; a 556 for the left. I couldn't get matching numbers, but who's going to get close enough to tell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by perado View Post
    A 552 for the right side; a 556 for the left. I couldn't get matching numbers, but who's going to get close enough to tell?
    Nice set!!!! I like that Ritter Mini-RSK 558!

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    Default Re: Benchmade griptilian thread!!!

    Can someone explain to this knife noob why this knife is so popular?

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    I have no experience with the full-size Grip, and got my MiniGrip just recently. I can't relate any fair comparisons with other knives since my others just don't compare, so my thoughts are really just limited to some early, subjective impressions of the MiniGrip standing by itself: Nice size (though I actually prefer something smaller), quality steel with a good blade shape (mine is the modified drop point with stud, rather than the hole found on the sheepsfoot blade) very light weight, comfortable and secure grip, slick & smooth action, and a truly beautiful and solid locking mechanism. It's a great value at a modest price, and it looks good as well. Previous posts on the Grip will give you a lot more depth from users with far more experience. You'll find strong proponents for all of the many variations of this great knife.

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    Just received my large Ritter ... so good I'm on the lookout for a small version for an EDC. I have a small Sebbie but find the Grips sharpen easier and are more comfortable
    Lots of lights !

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8TOYTRUCK View Post
    Can someone explain to this knife noob why this knife is so popular?
    We all want a good knife, functional, made well, fits your hand good and perdy (southern accent).

    Most would like it inexpensive (relative to good knives), and a good warranty:

    that is the Griptilian!
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8TOYTRUCK View Post
    Can someone explain to this knife noob why this knife is so popular?
    Dantor said it great!

    The Griptilian is just one of those great knives that is almost a perfect combination of affordability and quality.

    The size and weight make them perfect for EDC, but they are tough enough to take outdoors also.

    I am becoming more of the opinion, that the Benchmade Griptilian is poised to be the "Buck 110" of the 21st century.

    PS, 2 more arrived here yesterday! , 550H and 553 Tanto....

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    [resurrecting old thread]

    Im poised to pick up two 550 Grips this summer. A sheepsfoot satin blade, and a sheepsfoot black finished blade. They'll be my new EDC knives, and compliment my SF L1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jefflrrp View Post
    [resurrecting old thread]

    Im poised to pick up two 550 Grips this summer. A sheepsfoot satin blade, and a sheepsfoot black finished blade. They'll be my new EDC knives, and compliment my SF L1.
    The griptilians are very popular for good reason, I don't think you will be dissapointed in any version of them....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantor View Post
    When I got my grip (and it's all your fault!) it was great, fit nice in hand, pocket, and the axis lock! pop, pop, pop! My GF thought I was being silly. Then she started using it, and now it's hers! (though she keeps it in her purse) so I had to get another, and got a 710, but axis rocks!
    I much prefer my 710 to the griptilian.

    I don't understand why the 710 is not more popular.

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    I love the Benchmade Ritter Mini Grips! I wish the scales came in more colors other than black and yellow. I however was able to obtain one of the rare Valentine's Day Ritter Mini Grips in Pink for a present to my wife.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlerylover View Post
    The griptilians are very popular for good reason, I don't think you will be dissapointed in any version of them....
    They are popular because they are the cheapest U.S made folder from Benchmade. After I've got the Rukus and the 710-D2, my Grip lives in the drawer or serves me as a camping backup.

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    Last edited by Gunnerboy; 07-22-2008 at 09:12 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerboy View Post
    Yuck..sorry for the out-of-focus shot.
    Don't worry, you can't tale a bad picture of a good knife, haha...
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    I got my RSK Mk1 in the mail yesterday. I'm going to carry it for a while and see how I like it. Love the blade and blade shape.


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    Default Re: Benchmade griptilian thread!!!

    I love my 550HG. It's my strong side EDC knife, replacing my Spyderco Endura 4 (waved plain blade) that is now my weak side EDC knife. This one is marked Prototype 2007 and has a round thumb hole.



    Here is a picture of the 550HG next to my Endura and E2DL for size purposes.

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    I thought I'd add some pics of my latest, a little out of the ordinary but I like it.







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    Fitz,

    I saw those custom Griptilian scales on a custom knife site/dealer about a week ago and had every intention of ordering a set in the Orange like yours..........but now I can't find that website!

    If you don't mind me asking, where did you get yours from......I want a set!

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    I got the orange G-10 scales from Moore Cutlery (Link). I e-mailed Gary and asked him a few questions, great guy to deal with! They were fairly simple to install, lining up the blade pivot hole and washers when re-installing the pivot was the toughest part. I'm pretty sure they have the available colors listed, just put a note in the comment box with your order or there's a link on the site to contact him. Looks like they put some Atwoods up on the site today as well, but I bought 4 knives this week and a couple lights, so I better hold off!
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    Fitz,

    That's the place! Thanks bud.....I could have swore I added the link to my favorites but can't find it. It's in there now! That orange looks sweet with the black finished blade.

    I got a satin finished 551MDP I was thinking of using, but I might go get a 551BK for this mod.

    Thanks again for the link!

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    Glad I could help! When I went to grab the site link I noticed the Atwoods, so I went back to look and they also had some Nemesis Knives Ti bottle openers that got put on the site today. Wound up picking up a few, so I'm glad you asked for a link or I would have missed them!!
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    Fitz,

    I saw those Atwoods and was pretty tempted myself, but I am also a bit thin on the play money at this point. I dropped a bunch of coin on a slew of slipjoints this past month. Got a bunch of Case material for my pattern collections, including a sweet deal on a minty Case Classic stockman that was a "must have". Also snagged a Custom Hunter from Justin over at Ranger Knives that I've been drooling over since the Blade Show.

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    Nice, I have seen the scales but never on someones own pics, good to see your enjoying yours!
    - JEFF


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    Default Re: Benchmade griptilian thread!!!

    Loving these pics!
    Going to grab a couple of Grips in the coming weeks... one plain blade one tanto...
    Can anyone tell me how scratch resistant the BK1 coating is?
    Mush difference between that and BT2?

    Cheers

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    here is my latest one and only benchy. i am really chuffed with the axis system, makes opening and closing way quicker than a flicky.
    a big thank you to mike @NGK for the band aids, they came real handy

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    Default Re: Benchmade griptilian thread!!!

    Ordered myself another one this week, this one a 551BK-MDP. Nothing special here aside from it being a coated plain edge, which seems harder and harder to get from Benchmade nowadays.......but like everything else I have from Benchmade the quality is top-notch!






    This one is going to be used for a set of Wilkins "Griptilikins" scales upgrade. Just need to get the money together to order a set.

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    Great choice! What color are you going to get?
    Semper Fi

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    Default Re: Benchmade griptilian thread!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2xTap View Post
    Ordered myself another one this week, this one a 551BK-MDP. Nothing special here aside from it being a coated plain edge...
    That is an awesome looking Grip!

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