The Griptilian family, designed by Mel Pardue, has etched itself into history as one of Benchmade's top selling and top performing models. Offered in both a full and mini size, this folder knife has earned high marks for all around functionality and value. Thanks to the AXIS locking mechanism, you can feel confident that this knife will operate smoothly and have a solid lock up. This Griptilian model, the 551SH2O, comes with an orange semi-textured glass filled nylon polymer handle, stainless steel liners and a drop point blade, that is partly serrated, in a satin finish. The N680 stainless steel blade, designed specifically for salt water applications, opens quickly thanks to the integrated thumb studs and the pocket clip is designed for tip up carry only but is eligible for left or right hand carry options.