Tag Archives: Benchmade

Benchmade Griptillian 551H20 final update

Benchmade Griptillian 551H20

One of the more fun uses of the 551H20

The Benchmade 551H2O has continued to serve me well.  I have continued to carry it daily, whether at work, at home or out hiking.  Most duties have continued to be fairly typical knife duties but I carried it on a recent 3 day canoe trip on Black Creek in southern Mississippi and used it for some pretty heavy duty work.  On the first night I used  the knife for clearing a trail up to our campsite.  I spent about 30 minutes clearing the trail of all briers and small saplings, and even though I did not have to cut anything major, I did want to get the trail very clear because one member of our party was on crutches.  This meant cutting everything at ground level and even slightly below. To read the rest up the update along with the entire review please click here.

Coy Boy

Benchmade Mini-Barrage Final Update

Benchmade Mini-Barrage This award winning knife has been a very welcome addition to my gear on the trail and everywhere in between over the past three months.  It has been able to handle everything that I have thrown at it.  From some high mileage backpacking trips to coastal saltwater, sand and mud.  Click here to see my final update on the Benchmade Mini-Barrage.  Be sure to check out the entire review if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet.

-Kaleb R.

 

Update: Benchmade 551H20 Griptilian

Update: Benchmade 551H20 Griptilian

Benchmade 551H20 side view with clip showing

I have been carrying the Benchmade 551H20 Griptilian almost daily for the past month and a half. I have used it for a lot of menial chores such as peeling an apple, opening boxes, sharpening pencils or cleaning under my fingernails. And no, I did not wash it after cleaning under my finger nails and later peeling an apple, but I haven’t noticed any serious health issues from the practice. To read the rest of the update please click here.

Coy Boy

Benchmade 585 Mini-Barrage Update

Benchmade 585 Mini-Barrage Update The Benchmade Mini-Barrage has accompanied me on numerous day hikes and some overnight backpackinig trips.  Click here to see my update on how the knife has performed over the past months.

-Kaleb R.

Feel the Need for Something Sharp?

Check out the Benchmade Pardue 530 folding knife!  I just received one to review, and I am looking forward to giving it a good work out.  I’m a guy – what can I say?  I like sharp things.  Check out the first part of the review HERE and notice the weight – under 2 oz!

Benchmade 551H20 Griptilian knife

BM551H20 side view with clip showing

Benchmade 551H20 side view with clip showing

The Benchmade 551H2O Griptilian is basically a more rust resistant version of the standard 551 Griptilian.  In other words, a medium sized folding pocket knife,   I’ll provide more information on the blade steel further down in the report.  It comes from the Benchmade Blue line of knives.  In looking at the hierarchy of the knives, it looks like the Blue class is second only to the Gold class. To read the rest of the review please click here.

Coy Boy