Pictures of well used griptilians! (Full size and mini)

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  1. Nottynuffknives

    Nottynuffknives

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    Jul 22, 2017
    So I've searched this and wasnt able to find a thread on this (maybe I didnt look hard enough), but I wanna see some pictures of some well used griptilians and/or mini griptilians! I love coming across pictures of grips that are well used and have scratches, dings, worn off coating, ect. But I dont come across them very often even though I know that there are a ton of people out there who have carried these knives for a long time!

    So if you have a picture of your well loved, (maybe even slightly abused? ) griptilian or mini griptilian, then let's see 'em! I just bought my grip so it doesnt have hardly any wear on it, but I know its rude to ask for pictures without providing any so here you go! Once this little guy has started showing some battle scars then I'll be sure to post pictures again!

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  2. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

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  3. Nottynuffknives

    Nottynuffknives

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Those look great!
     
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  4. TonySal

    TonySal

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    Jan 10, 2015
    ...makes me feel a bit qweezy...
     
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  5. Gurdygurds

    Gurdygurds Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 10, 2013
    We’re those tan scales spray painted or something?
     
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  6. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    No. Just an old set that has seen a lot of use. I’m not crazy about tanto blades so I’ve used and abused that knife when I didn’t want to “hurt” any other but it keeps on hanging tough.
     
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  7. cnm123

    cnm123 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    EAE823FD-A8A2-44E5-9AD9-C94B41063946.jpeg 53D3FBF5-634A-4277-9F43-B7242729B494.jpeg 1D571EE8-58BB-4148-A7C7-F0814DD9173C.jpeg 15AE8E3A-6A9A-42B0-AC88-6D37751292DC.jpeg I use the 555 more often but have had the 556 longer, it’s seen more outdoor use and freehand sharpening.
    And threw in a bugout just because.;)
     
  8. Chalet

    Chalet Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 23, 2013
    Carried this one all day today on an eight mile hike. Though, it has a new blade now. This pic was taken 5 years ago. I purchased it in 2007 or 2008. Griptilian is definitely one of the best pocket knives ever made.

    https://imgur.com/6K4LUKB
     
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  9. Nottynuffknives

    Nottynuffknives

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Here are a couple pics of a mini grip i no longer have but did use quite a bit.

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  10. Nottynuffknives

    Nottynuffknives

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Heres one I came across on Instagram

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  11. Nottynuffknives

    Nottynuffknives

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    Jul 22, 2017
    And another. This has to be the most used and abused griptilian I have ever seen lol

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  12. Larryz71

    Larryz71

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    Jan 20, 2018
    Fresh edge....

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  13. Akhoundog

    Akhoundog

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    Jan 28, 2020
    https://500px.com/photo/1009909818 First post for me here.

    Here's my old griptilian 440 and its replacement an m4 version i got 2 months ago. The 440 has been well used, lost it in the snow for a winter. Daily carried for over ten years. Now i rotate thru many other knives but once is was my only knife.
     
  14. jec88

    jec88

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Have the grips been discontinued? Not sure or if they are just going to get another steel update?
     
  15. Chalet

    Chalet Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 23, 2013
    I don't think they've been discontinued completely. I think they are just discontinuing some, like the partially serrated versions and such. Then the steel update from 154cm I think the old ones were clearanced most places.
     
  16. lonestar1979

    lonestar1979

    Mar 2, 2014
    Griptilians are some of best edc knives,154 from benchmade is good steel,along with d2 and s30v
     
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  17. Nottynuffknives

    Nottynuffknives

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    Jul 22, 2017
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  18. Nottynuffknives

    Nottynuffknives

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Wow, that's awesome! Love to hear of people carrying the grip as long as you have. Great pics
     
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  19. TonySal

    TonySal

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    Jan 10, 2015
    So the 440 is the older version of the 550?
    That's not a mini grip, hard to tell size from photos here.....
     

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