I decided to write in to Benchmade and ask them about an appropriate lubricant for my Griptilian.
Here's what occurred, verbatim;
What should I use to lubricate my Griptilian? I have some EWL Slip 2000 that's used to lubricate AR15s. Is this a good choice?
What do you recommend?"
"I apologize for the delay in getting back to you, pretty much any lubricant is fine, as long as it is not a part solvent. The notable one we do not recommend is WD40, as it is 51% solvent, which the solvent is similar to kerosene.
Customer Service Representative
Benchmade Knife Company
Phone: 1-800-800-7427 ext 166"