Griptilian BNIB for sale

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Griptilian BNIB for sale

Post by Oldredbone67 » Fri May 26, 2017 3:14 am

Anyone want a great deal on a BNIB, never used or carried griptilian knife. Olive green, sheepsfoot blade , black non serrated , bag and box. This knife retails fir over $130 . I am asking $95 shipped priority mail. Payment thru paypal , you cover the fees for PayPal please. This is a beautiful knife. I have a serrated one I carry and don't ever take this one out. Thanks
More pics upon request. This is a real bargain if you are looking for a large griptilian knife .
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Re: Griptilian BNIB for sale

Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 27, 2017 8:40 am

Your pictures do not show the blade well. black blade on black background makes blade blend into background. However it does not look anything like a sheepsfoot profile.
What is the closed length ?
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Re: Griptilian BNIB for sale

Post by orvet » Sat May 27, 2017 10:06 am

I am interested, but have a few questions:
Is it a mini or a full size Griptilian?
Also what is the blade steel, 154CM?
I would also like to know the model number.

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Post by jerryd6818 » Sat May 27, 2017 10:59 am

Dale, all that information is on the box label. It's a full size because a Mini-Grip is labeled as such and the model is 555HG.
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Roland, Benchmade calls the blade a Sheepsfoot so that's an issue best taken up with them.
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Re: Griptilian BNIB for sale

Post by orvet » Sat May 27, 2017 1:37 pm

Thanks Jerry, you are the Photoshop kingdom! ::tu::
That is a good price on the knife and I like Benchmade's sheepfoot blade. ::nod::

After further consideration I realized the thumb hole opening all causes me problems with the arthritis in my thumb and hand.
I have two mini Griptillians one with the thumb stud opener and one with the thumb hole opener. The thumb hole opener rarely gets used anymore because of the arthritis my thumb. I need to look for a full-size Griptillian with the thumb stud opener, preferably the 553 tanto blade or the sheepfoot.

This Griptillian is a good buy for someone! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sat May 27, 2017 2:23 pm

If I had the money, I'd be on that like a duck on a bug.
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Post by Oldredbone67 » Sun May 28, 2017 9:55 am

Here is a better pic of the blade
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Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 28, 2017 10:41 am

Thanks orb67, newly posted pic shows the blade shape well. I am surprised (shocked even) that a highly respected knife company like Benchmade would mis-use the name 'sheepsfoot'. A sheepsfoot blade has a perfectly straight edge from tang to tip. This Griptilian blade has a curve giving it some 'belly' and looks to be a very useful 'all round', blade, suitable for more tasks than a sheepsfoot.
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Post by orvet » Sun May 28, 2017 10:58 am

I think one has to consider that all companies have the privilege of naming their blades and knife patterns whatever they wish. Camillus calls the #72 a whittler which it certainly is not, least wise not in the traditional sense.

Originally, if memory serves, that blade pattern was called a "weehawk," a holdover from the Pacific Cutlery days.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sun May 28, 2017 11:32 am

I understand where you're coming from Roland but like Dale, I support the right of the company who made it to call it whatever they like.

It doesn't matter what anyone calls it, that blade profile pleases my eye. We're both ends of the stick, Dale. I have trouble manipulating the thumb studs. Old people --- :x
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Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 28, 2017 5:34 pm

Choosing the name of an existing blade profile and applying it to this blade merely creates confusion and the knife world already has enough confusion. There is no end to other names Benchmade could have used here. Sure they have a right to use "Sheepsfoot", it is not a registered trademark, but that does not make it an appropriate use.
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Post by 313 Mike » Sun May 28, 2017 5:49 pm

I agree on this being a great deal, if I didn't already have a full size Grip I would have scooped this one up lickedy split.
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Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 28, 2017 11:57 pm

I don't know Benchmade or Griptilians. Does "Griptilian" refer to the handle material, nothing to do with size, blade profile, etc ?
What makes this one so good ?
Is it built thick like an XM-18, cut your way out of a downed helicopter type blade & knife ?
Or, thinner, more of a slicer/scalpel ?
I don't have a Benchmade, -- yet.
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Re: Griptilian BNIB for sale

Post by Oldredbone67 » Mon May 29, 2017 2:57 pm

This wonderful knife has been sold . A great deal for Tony.

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Re: Griptilian BNIB for sale

Post by kootenay joe » Mon May 29, 2017 5:02 pm

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