Thank You Catherine Kerry - OWNER REVIEW - Benchmade Mini Griptilian Knife
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- Hi Catherine,
Welcome to BGT! Thanks for the great report. I have a couple of
edits for you. After you've incorporated them, please post the
revised version back here with the word REPOST in the subject line.
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Test>Owner Review folder on the bgt.org website for me to look at as
You've got the vast majority of the BGT rules down, congratulations!
I have a couple of general edits for you that will apply to any
1. Whenever you list a measurement, be sure to include the metric
2. Never use the word "you". Always change it to "I".
You've got good description of how your knife looks, and I'd like you
to include a little more description of its use in the field.
Details are below.
BGT OR editor
Benchmade 556-Mini Griptilian Folding Knife
EDIT: It's a new rule to have the date under the title
Personal biographical information
Torso: 17.5" (44.45 cm)
Chest: 35" (89 cm)
Waist: 29" (74 cm)
Inseam: 31" (79 cm)
EDIT: Only height and weight are required. Other measurements are
added as it applies to the item, i.e. for a shoe report, include your
shoe size. These measurements don't add info for the knife.
Backpacking background: Angeles NF,
EDIT: Spell out NF the first time and put the abbreviation in
parentheses after: National Forest (NF)
Last pack was 23 pounds
EDIT: since you used an abbreviation above, abbreviate lbs here.
Add metric conversion: 23 lbs (x kg)
Year of manufacture: 2004?
EDIT: Since you don't know the year of manufacturer, put year
It has accompanied me from the beach to rock climbing to 9,000'
EDIT: add metric
No bending ones thumb nail
EDIT: Please add a description of the "modified drop point"
One of the qualms I often have with easy opening folders is the fear
that they may be so easy to open when worn on a lanyard that they may
accidentally open if hooked on something in passing. While this might
be a possibility in an extreme case, I have never had it happen when
it has been hooked to the outside of my pack or belt (nor when it has
been inside a pocket, for that matter) and have had no indication
that this would happen, as the mechanism exerts a nicely positive
force when in the closed position. There is a small hole in the
handle's end for use with a lanyard.
EDIT: The first sentence doesn't relate with the rest of the
paragraph since you've never worn the knife on a lanyard. Maybe
remove "when worn on a lanyard" in the first sentence.
And, if you really want to get at any stray dust, gunk or pieces of
old cheese left over from the trail, the entire knife can be taken
apart with a couple tiny torx head wrenches. (As an aside, the
company also makes a convenient little tool with all the required
torx head sizes needed to take apart their knives, if you don't
already have the tools at hand.)
EDIT: Avoid the word "you" Change to "I". In next paragraph as
Question: Have you ever taken apart the knife?
Some basic specifications from the manufacturer:
Length: 2.91" (74 mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.100" (2.54 mm)
Blade Material: 440C
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Blade Style: Modified Drop-Point
Lock Mechanism: AXIS
Overall Length: 6.78" (172 mm)
Closed Length: 3.87" (98 mm)
EDIT: move this info up under Product Information
For comparison to the following dimensions of the knife, my palm
circumference is 7.25" (184 mm) as measured from the crux of my thumb
across. The Mini-Griptilian fits perfectly in my palm and I don't have
to modify my grip in the sort of delicate fashion that one must with
things like the micro-sized mini tools and "gram weenie"-sized
EDIT: I'm not sure what a gram weenie-size device is. Maybe end the
paragraph after "mini tools".
I suppose that my only critiques of the knife would be that the
removable clip that attaches with three miniscule torx head screws are
not countersunk, making a sort of clumpy bit towards the end of an
otherwise svelte handle.
EDIT: Is the critique that the clip is not countersunk or the screws
are not countersunk? Verb agreement either way. "the removable clip
is not" or "the screws for the removable clip are not"
EDIT: Change "clumpy bit". Suggestions: marring the smoothness,
leaving raised edges
Of course, I screwed them back into the handle
QUESTION: can you leave the screws off to have a smooth handle?
Lots of guys seem to like to clip them to the insides of their
pockets, so this is probably a recommending feature for many.
EDIT: This is a report of your preferences, so avoid talking about
other people's preferences. Remove this sentence.
The other part of replacing the little screws back into the handle
thing is that I just noticed for the first time is that without the
extra width of the clip,. the one torx head screw comes within a
"squintillionth" of the actual tip of the blade. But the tolerance for
the action is so tight that it just misses the actual cutting edge.
This is indeed a picayune criticism, however, I must say.
1. Remove "thing is that I just noticed for the first time"
2. no period after clip
3. use another description instead of `within a "squintillionth"'
4. I don't understand how the screw is near the blade. Isn't the
screw on the outside of the handle? Please explain.
EDIT: Please add a section on using the knife. Is the knife long
enough to cut what you want? Long enough to cut the bagel? You've
mentioned that the knife is sharp. Have you noticed it dulling?
Easy to open and close with one hand? How did it work spreading