Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptilian by Pardue Design, Plain Edge, Satin Finish, Thumbstud #556


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The 553 Griptilian by Pardue is one of the best EDC knives available.  The 556 Mini-Griptilian provides a more pocket friendly profile in an every day knife.   Always popular, always reliable.  Comfortable grip, thumbstud opening, and a reliable and easy to use lock make this an excellent blade.

Designer Mel Pardue

The senior team member, Mel has been grinding sparks, making knives and creating a following for 25-plus years. His style has a class and simplicity all its own. The Pardue collaborations offer great utility to the everyday knife user while at the same time presenting an upscale distinction. Less is definitely more with Mel’s designs.


  • AXIS® locking mechanism with ambidextrous thumb-hole opener
  • 154CM stainless steel blade (58-61HRC)
  • Valox® handle with stainless steel liners and a reversible steel pocket clip
  • 154CM: An American-made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality.


  • Blade Length: 2.91"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.100"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.510"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point w/ Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 2.56oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 6.78"
  • Closed Length: 3.87
  • Class: Blue

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