"Benchmade Knife Company and AmericanSnipers have teamed up to bring you a special edition Griptilian with custom laser markings of the AmericanSnipers logo and iconic AmericanSnipers skull. AmericanSnipers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of active and retired Law Enforcement and Military snipers who volunteer their time to raise equipment and monetary donations at firearms industry and military event/functions. All funds donated go towards the procurement of requested supplies that will deploy with snipers to help aid them in their missions around the globe. Benchmade is proud to support this effort by donating a portion of sales from this special edition knife directly to AmericanSnipers. AXIS Mechanism The Griptilian is born of custom knife maker Mel Pardue's passion for functional designs. You release the creature's ferocity with a thumb stud. At the very heart of the Griptilian, is the exclusive AXIS locking mechanism. This modern marvel gives life to a cutting tool like you have never experienced before, especially in a lightweight folder. Rock-solid ambidextrous function is sure to tame the most die-hard of traditionalists. And you can grab onto the lightweight, injection molded handle with its grip-textured surface and rib covered spine that grabs you right back for a can't let go grip. Made in USA"