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Griptilian Sheepsfoot Mini Folding Knife

The sheepsfoot Mini Griptilian expands Benchmade's classic utilitarian design with a unique blade shape. Lightweight nylon handle with raised grip fits perfectly in your hand or glove, and sheepsfoot blade design gives superior cutting power without the liability of a sharp point. Great for sailors, riggers, and professional rescuers. Available in plain and serrated blade combinations.

Handle Color
Blue Handle
Black Handle
Yellow Handle
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Blade Edge

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Product Type: Folding Knife

Vendor: Benchmade

Product #: Benchmade-555HG-BLU


The Griptilian family of knives remains one of Benchmade's best-selling and utilitarian designs. All Griptilian models sport an ergonomic, light-weight handle with a high-texture grip great for every-day carry. Benchmade makes a variety of blade types with the Griptilian body, guaranteeing one for every use.

154 CM Steel (HRC 58-61)

A premium-grade steel developed for tough industrial applications. Known best for its all-around qualities, 154CM offers a good balance of corrosion-resistance, toughness, and edge quality.

Over the years, Benchmade has developed a special recipe for heat-treating their blade steels. This process maximizes the steel’s molecular structure for a custom toughness and superior performance.

AXIS® Locking Mechanism

Benchmade's patented AXIS® mechanism has been turning heads and winning fans ever since its introduction. A 100 percent ambidextrous design, AXIS® gets its function from a small, hardened steel bar that rides forward and back in a slot machined into both steel liners. The bar extends to both sides of the knife, spans the liners and is positioned over the rear of the blade. It engages a ramped tang portion of the knife blade when it is opened. Two omega-style springs, one on each liner, give the locking bar its inertia to engage the knife tang. As a result, the tang is wedged solidly between a sizable stop pin and the AXIS® bar itself.

Sheepsfoot Blade

Sheepsfoot blades feature a straight or gently-sloped blade edge and dull back spine that curves down at the point. The lack of a sharp tip makes sheepsfoot blades popular with sailors for cutting rigging without piercing sails, and with emergency responders for cutting seatbelts without stabbing patients.


Model Name Griptilian Sheepsfoot Mini
Designer Mel Pardue
Blade Length 2.91"
Blade Thickness 0.100"
Blade Material 154CM Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness 58-61HRC
Blade Style Hollowground Modified Sheepsfoot with Ambidextrous Thumb-Holes
Lanyard Hole Yes
Pocket Clip Tip Up, Reversible, Black
Mechanism AXIS®
Weight 2.56 oz
Overall Length 6.78"
Closed Length 3.87"
Handle Thickness 0.510"

Special Order

Some models are not stocked at Captain's Seattle store, but may be special-ordered from the manufacturer or distributor.

Please allow up to two weeks for your special-ordered item to arrive. Captain's will contact you if your item is expected to take longer, or if your item is out of stock at the supplier.

Your credit card or payment account will not be charged until we receive confirmation that your item is on the way. At that time, your payment will be processed and you will receive a receipt and tracking number for your item.

Returns of Special-Order Items:

Returns for special-order items are accepted with receipt within 30 da