Benchmade 553 Griptilian Best Hunting Knife
With one of the higher prices on the list the 154CM stainless steel blade from the Benchmade 553 Griptilian Knife not only meets expectations but exceeds them. The Blade is 3.45 inches, 0.115 thick with a hardness rating of 58-60 and manages to squeeze in ambidextrous thumb studs. The weight maxes out at 3.25 ounces and the total length is 8.07 inches, making it small, but not too small. It’s right there in the middle range in terms of size, practicality, and durability.
All this being said the star may actually be the handle, a Valox with stainless steel liners and reversible steel pocket clip. This is useful in many ways for the everyday user that doesn’t want to carry any extra accessories for his pocket knife. The locking mechanism is the proven Axis system, and rivals other proven systems by other knife manufacturers. The Benchmade 553 Griptilian Knife is a bit on the premium side but is a spectacular buy, with the rugged feel to back it up for years.