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    Default Re: Benchmade griptilian thread!!!

    I dont have a regular griptilian but I do have Ritter RSK MK1.

    Dont currently have any pics of it but here is a link to the ONLY site that they can be bought at....

    http://www.aeromedix.com/product-exe..._Folding_Knife

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    its a tough choice there are so many versiosn of the grip too...now the latest was the hollow ground modified sheepsfoot with the round openign hole, lol too many to choose! many people love the ritter grips just due to the steel upgrade...they love their grips but wanted an even better blade...
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    The Ritter blade shape is very nice and cuts a bit better than the regular Griptilian. However, I was not too pleased that I had some chipping of the S30V blade under light to moderate use. As always YMMV

    FWIW, the black coating on my D2 Griptilian did not last all that long with heavy use before becoming quite scuffed.

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    Thanks, mahoney. I've been reading and it seems that the black coating is cool but it does get mangled. I have a couple of fixed blades that are black coated, and they've gotten damaged over the years. I can't imagine putting a smaller knife through what I've put those fixed blades, though.

    Jeff, I like the Grip's thumbstub version best (both because of the stud and the blade's shape). I like the shape on the Ritter's blade a lot too.

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    Im the same way I prefer a thumbstud anyday...and a clip point or drop point blade...
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    Wow nice pics people.

    I was looking to pick up a Benchmade Mini Grip and I read some people are able to get them for $50? Any links guys?

    I saw the links posted by cutlery lover and some on ebay.

    Cheapest I have found is $60 shipped on ebay, for example
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Benchmade-556-Mi...d=p3286.c0.m14

    I am looking for black handles( I guess olive is ok) and wanted plain edge with a drop point. I would like one that will not rust or corrode easily(due to getting wet, sweat or age) I was about to buy the D2 from Cabelas, but read the black coating wears off.

    So will the $60 one in the above link be ok?

    Also anyone know where I can get a kydex sheath for the mini grip?

    Thanks!

    PS Cutlery lover, thanks for the sharpening vids and others on youtube .
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    Thank YOU for the interest in ym videos, haha, I appreciate it! As for this one $60 shipped is a good price for a mini...
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    IcantC, I've gotten my Grips off the CPFM. All of them were "like new" and $5-10 bucks less than what I could find elsewhere online.

    Those $60 shipped sounds reasonable, BTW.

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    IcantC,

    Here's one for $54.99: https://www.droidsdeals.com/Brand_Na...e/item5892.php

    I bought my Mini Grip w/black handle, black tanto-combo blade from this company.

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    Grippy FTW. One amazing budget knife. Hasn't failed me yet
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    Thank you for the feedback and the link Gunnerboy.

    Soon I too will have a Mini Grip too

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcantC View Post
    Soon I too will have a Mini Grip too
    I just bought a like-new mini-Ritter MK1.

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    Is the mini-grip the cheapest knife with the Axis locking system, if not, what is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetkid View Post
    Is the mini-grip the cheapest knife with the Axis locking system, if not, what is?

    I believe it is, although I often see Mini-Grips costing more than the full-size Grips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerboy View Post
    I believe it is, although I often see Mini-Grips costing more than the full-size Grips.
    I guess that's because of the popularity of the minigrips.

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    Black handle....i think this pic is of the OD version. my 1st benchmade mini grip!

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    Hi you would have been better posting in this thread.

    (Moderator note: Thanks for the link - post merged into this thread & link removed.)



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    Just got my 151. Love it.









    Perfect size. Your hand always gets the same grip every time you pick it up.


    Ya, its sharp out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    I just bought a like-new mini-Ritter MK1.
    ...and it came in today. It's far better-looking than what I remembered it being. Money definitely well spent.

    I need to take a pic of my "Grip family".

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    Default Re: Benchmade griptilian thread!!!

    My new Doug Ritter mini MK1:




    BTW, do they all come with a SS clip? I have the original black BM clip, but the seller also sent me a *really* nice clip that matches the blade's finish.

    I'm lovin' this knife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredM View Post
    I much prefer my 710 to the griptilian.

    I don't understand why the 710 is not more popular.
    +1

    I carried a 710 for a while but ended up putting it away due to the fact I prefer the slightly smaller 705 and 525, which I carry daily.

    Now my sister has my 710 which she thinks is perfect with its serrations, I'm going to have to get another, but this time with plain edge.

    I love griptilians for comfort and value, but really love the 705/710 and 525/520's even more!
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    I've got a question about the axis lock on these knives. From the pics in the first post and in this thread bullfrog linked to on page 3, that "omega" spring seems to be holding the "axis bar" forward. I've only held a griptilian once before and from what I remember, you pull the axis bar back in order to release the blade. Is that little spring all that holds the bar foward? If that spring were to come out or break, wouldn't the axis bar be able to freely move back, causing the blade to close?

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    There are 2 of those, one on each side. Even if one broke (which, from what I hear is an extremely rare occurrence), the other one would not allow the axis bar to move freely.

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    Interesting thread.


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    Well, I bit the bullet and just ordered an RSK Mk1 Griptilian.

    I went to Bass Pro today to play with the Griptilians and I love them. I'll try and post a pic once it comes in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt0 View Post
    Well, I bit the bullet and just ordered an RSK Mk1 Griptilian.

    I went to Bass Pro today to play with the Griptilians and I love them. I'll try and post a pic once it comes in.

    NICE!! Please do post pics!

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    Default Re: Benchmade griptilian thread!!!

    I own and love a bunch of mini-grips (the handle on the full size seems to big and wide for my taste) - all 555s with the sheepsfoot blade - which have been my EDC for the past year. One of my favorite all time knives. I would love to see them bring back those groovy colors from a few years back - specifically that wild green and orange. The current light blue isn't "out there" enough!

    With that said, another benchmade caught my eye, the HK 14210, and I'm wondering if anyone has carried it and can compare it (PRICE ASIDE) to the mini-grip? The link is below:

    http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/st...ml?s=BMHK14210

    Its about the same blade length but I'm assuming a bit beefier - I have the big brother, the 14205, and love it for heavier use than my mini-grip...

    Thanks in advance!
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    I think they really hit it out of the ballpark when they came out with the griptilians and although I don't have one for personal use I've given quite a few of them away.

    Haven't got my hands the HK models but while we're posting links of other BM's, here's one that I'm planning on getting soon!
    http://www.knifecenter.com/knifecent...images/480.jpg
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    The axis-lock is really growing on me. I like how it keeps the blade closed but with one slide of the lock you can flick the blade open...









    I love the stonewashed finish. It matches my Atwood Nibble perfectly.

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    Lots of superb photos of Griptilian knives, making this a very good and informative read.

    I just followed one of the links to the Moore Cutlery and saw that they have 1 orange scale "in stock". Not sure if 1 means 1 really available or just a place holder. Hopefully, someone will snatch the temptation away from me, and I don't even have a full-sized Griptilian to begin with.

    My first and only mini-Grip is the pink HG one with a hole on the blade from New Graham Knives. Photos can sometimes be deceiving because I think it is smaller than I picture it. Comparing them side by side, I tend to prefer the feel of the UKPK's flat-sandwich-like scales. Or, perhaps my just hand feels more "secure" when there is something for my pinky to grab on to. The pink mini-Grip's handle seems a bit short for my paws. I went back to look at another thread under the Custom Forge with a side-by-side shot of the full and mini-grips and am thinking I should try out the regular-sized Griptililan as well.

    Yet, the challenge is costs. A full-sized Griptilian + Kevin Wilkins scales = SF M6? Am I the only affected by the economy's downturn?

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