The Benchmade Griptilian 551 knife features textured glass filled Noryl GTX handles, which are very strong and lightweight. Double 420J stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The AXIS lock mechanism makes the knife easy to open and easy to close for right and left handers. The modified drop-point blade is 154-CM stainless steel with dual thumb studs. The pocket clip can be reversed for right or left handed use. Mel Pardue design.