GUN My new Benchmade 551 v. whatdoyouthink?

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  1. egoa

    egoa I R is on Canada Road Trip

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    Good/Bad/Half decent :dunno:
     
  2. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    I have a OD green griptillian with the serrated blade, I love it.
     
  3. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Excellent choice. I carry 2 Grips with me daily.
     
  4. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    half-decent
     
  5. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    -1 for 1/2 serration. other than that, :cool:
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    Is it assisted?
     
  7. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Best of both worlds. Better than carrying one serrated and one regular:mamoru:
     
  8. mattsb2000

    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    Real operators carry both. :hsugh:
     
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    bigboostdsm New Member

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    Nice :coold:

    I'm with Hoss though, I prefer a solid blade. If you keep it sharp enough you shouldn't have to saw through something to cut it...and if you do, you need a bigger knife :o
     
  10. Thumper

    Thumper OT Supporter

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    I usually have a mini-Grip with me and love it. Great knives.
     
  11. egoa

    egoa I R is on Canada Road Trip

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    Yeah the half serration im not 100% satisfied with, but I am glad I made a good choice with it :big grin:
     
  12. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Nope, axis locks aren't assisted. But can be opened just as fast and there's no legal questions depending where you live. They are also some of the strongest blade locks available.
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    who carries serrated? :hsughno:

    solid blade ftw
     
  14. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I carry a combo edge 551 and a solid edge Ritter Grip.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    i like my presidio combo.
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    :cool:

    Do you open it with your thumb?
     
  17. Ford4Life

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    Mine is a straight blade, but otherwise the same. Great knife, and opens very fast.
     
  18. Ford4Life

    Ford4Life Guest

    Yes, and it's damn near as fast as an auto without the potential legal problems.
     
  19. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    depending on the circumstance it's AS FAST and can be faster in certain scenarios.

    It's also easier to close, and safer to keep closed.

    Axis lock > *
     
  20. Ford4Life

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    +1. I will not purchase another folder that is not an axis lock.
     
  21. AKing

    AKing It's like we've got each others backs

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    Got a grip, tanto serrated. But lucky for me i can carry assisted/auto in my state, can also carry more then 3 inches as long as its non concealed. :bowdown: Can't wait for my benchmade bm5000 comes in :bowdown:
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Not usually. I grip with my thumb on the axis lock and do a wrist flick.
     
  23. egoa

    egoa I R is on Canada Road Trip

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    Yeah i find it really easy to open with thumb, and the lock is amazing, I never worry about it opening on my belt :bowdown:
     
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    hmm Interesting.
     
  25. Sailor Jerry

    Sailor Jerry OT Supporter

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    Unless you regularly have to saw through shit, serrated blades are pointless IMO.
     

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