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Griptilian G10!

Discussion in 'Knives' started by IMightBeWrong, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. IMightBeWrong

    IMightBeWrong Loaded Pockets

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    Just found out about this. I really think this is an upgrade that has been overdue for years now. I'm pretty excited. Had I not just ordered another, more expensive blade, I would be ordering one right now. Very cool mix with the Grey and Blue G10 handles. Finally Benchmade has upgraded the Griptilian line, which I consider one of their best all around knife designs regardless of blade shape, to a better handle material and to a better steel (CPM-20CV) while they were at it!

    For those that aren't super into steels, 20CV is Crucible's name for M390 powder steel. It's got great edge retention and stainless properties. This would usually mean less toughness, but the steel has also been used in a few fixed blades (Bark River, Survive! Knives) that are intended for hard use and I have yet to read any reports of the steel chipping readily. So far, the stuff is proving to be an excellent formulation.

    I will definitely have to order one the next time I have knife money to spend. Anybody else excited about this update? Who's getting one, or has one already?
     
  2. KODIAKman

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    I've had one in my cart as soon as they came out. Funds are lacking at the moment, but looks like a great upgrade.
    Someday:)
     
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  3. theirishboxer

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    i saw some posts about that on some other sites if anyone gets one they need to post pictures immediately! looks so cool
     
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  4. TKC

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    I woud love a Mini Grip!!
     
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  5. BenjaminDuncan
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    I had pre-ordered both and got them before the snow storm hit. They're great upgrades to already great knives.

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  6. TKC

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    Awesome!!! Congrats!! They look amazing!!
     
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  7. theirishboxer

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    :inlove: dont tell my wife but i think I'm in love with that knife
     
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  8. Soulriot
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    Just ordered one. :)
     
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  9. fkmtb07

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    Wow, I wasn't wild about them in the satin blade option (big silver blade w/ all that black hardware) but in the black blade option they look great! Do you have a regular plastic Grip or Mini Grip? I'm curious if they're the same thickness (the 940-1 is thicker than the 940 when they went to open construction w/ pillars).
     
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  10. Brules

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    I really want one,,,but :censored: they're pricey.
     
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  11. CanvasNBrass

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    Glad to see the Grips going in G10. I've had many and really I never liked the Noryl GTX material the handles are made out of. On my full-size RitterGrip it always felt sorta tinny or maybe I guess the word would be brittle. I have an orange MiniRitterGrip that has a lot of discoloration (Black staining or maybe scorch marks) I got from KnifeWorks. I contacted their customer service about it and the lady checked and all of them had the black lines in the same area.
     
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  13. BenjaminDuncan
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    I do. I have an older Griptilian and Mini Griptilian in Sheepsfoot. The Sheepsfoot Mini has a 3rd party GITD scale. Overall thickness seems identical. The G10 Griptilian feels like it may be very, very slightly thicker at the Axis lock/front end of the knife and very, very slightly thinner at the other end. Not noticeable in the hand.

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    Hope that helps.

    -Ben

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  14. theirishboxer

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    are those blue liners standard equipment?
     
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  15. BenjaminDuncan
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    For the new G10 models of the Grip and Mini Grip, yes.

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  16. theirishboxer

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    cool thanks looks awesome that way
     
  17. tankmbt

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    I'm wondering if they'll have different colors in g10, the grey/blue isn't cutting it for me.
     
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  18. EZDog

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    I have had a couple of the REI and other Grip' in G10 for a long time already and I imagine these new models are just more standard versions to be of these?
    They have offered them this way for some time unless there are other differences here?
     
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  19. thekapow

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    which one do you prefer, hole or thumbstud? :)
     
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  20. BenjaminDuncan
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    The colored liners and CPM-20CV are the significant differences.

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