WilkinsGRIP BMG mini RL
The original WilkinsGRIP BMG mini grips have remained in continuous production since their introduction in 2008. Last year I took into consideration all the feedback from customers and created the WilkinsGRIP BMG mini RL to replace my original design.
I will be offering a selection of materials and colors for both the grips and the RL-spacers, check stock for what is current. I am selling out the remaining stock of the original BMG mini grips. In the future only the new RL version will be in production.
The redesigned RL-spacer, in combination with subtle changes to the grip profile and inner pocket, allows the Lanyard Hole to move toward the rear of the knife, behind the clip. The entire grip is slightly shorter and the added palm swell and edge jimping provide better control.
The WilkinsGRIP BMG mini RL requires no modification to the original knife and the stock pocket clip may be mounted on either side with the factory screws for full ambidextrous carry.
These modified products were not manufactured by Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
Textured OD Green is Back! Current production BMG mini RL grips are machined from a specially textured G10 that is grippy without being too abrasive on your clothing.
Each WilkinsGRIP BMG mini RL gripset includes the two CNC machined grips, a Black G10 Spacer and 2 M2.5 counter sunk black Torx screws. Current production grips do not have my logo engraved, it just was not possible to get consistent engraving in the G10.
Hardcoat anodized 6082 T6 Alu makes for a strong, durable and lightweight folder. A lot of steps go into machining and finishing the grips and spacers before they're ready for anodizing, which has become more and more expensive. For this reason I have decided not to produce anymore Alu grips. When current stock is gone, that will be it.
Here's a WilkinsGRIP BMG mini RL gripset in Textured Black G10 with an Orange G10 Spacer..
Here's a WilkinsGRIP BMG mini RL gripset in Textured OD Green with an Orange G10 Spacer.
The new WilkinsGRIP BMG mini RL Titanium grips are in stock and ready to roll in your choice of Natural, Matt Grey or as shown here, Fire Anodised titanium. All titanium grips have my "W" Logo engraved in an inset on both grip halves.
Here's a side-by-side pic of the original BMG minis and the new BMG mini RL grips. The RLs are in Orange. I've had a lot of requests over the years to figure out a way to get the Lanyard Hole further back on the grip: Well now you have it!
Here are some of the different RL-spacers, check the in stock page to find out what is currently available, the only color variation I am sure to have is the standard Black G10.