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About the product
The Bugout™ was designed for the modern outdoor adventurer, incorporating the lightest, best performing materials in an extremely slim yet ergonomic package.

Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: AXIS®
Action: Manual-opening
Blade Steel: CPMS30V (58-60 HRC)
Blade Length: 3.24" (8.23cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.090" (2.29mm)
Open Length: 7.46" (18.95cm)
Closed Length: 4.22" (10.72cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.42" (10.54mm)
Weight: 1.85oz. (52.45g)

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Blade Finish/Color Satin
Blade Style/Shape Drop-point
Clip Type Mini Deep-Carry
Clip Position Reversible
Glass Breaker No
Handle Material Grivory
Lanyard Hole Yes
MOLLE Compatible No
Sheath Type No Sheath
Use Every Day, Outdoor

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A review from: Danzo
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Dear Benchmade, Please add an option to get this knife with a black G10 handle!
A review from: keith
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The use of Benchmade's Axis Lock means they can make a lighter knife (no liners). This plus the S30V steel & a well shaped drop point blade add up to a great knife. Wish there were some more colors available, maybe a dark brown?
A review from: Zeus the Goose
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As usual, Benchmade has missed this knife's audience by targeting the Bugout to lightweight backpackers and outdoor adventurers.

I can only hope the right people find out about this latest knife.

By right people I mean the vast numbers looking for next evolution in a pocket knife, one that disappears in your pocket and is the antithesis of tactical.

That it only comes in blue right now is a testament to Benchmade's new-found friendly direction in their latest offering, along with their first slip-joint, The Proper.

As much as like The Proper, and give credit to Benchmade for having gone into production with it, once you get used to opening a knife with one hand, it's hard to go back.

And it is here that the Bugout shines. It's soooo smooth opening and closing, probably the best balanced knife Benchmade has ever produced.

While it is not meant to be a played-with flicker, it sure makes a satisfying sound flying open and locks up like you expect of Benchmade, flawlessly and solidly. And this from a knife way less than half an inch wide and weighing a paultry 1.85 oz.

These numbers make the Bugout pretty much the ultimate in civilized pocket carry.

You don't have to rush out to buy one, because this guy is destined to be around for a long time at the top of Benchmade's best-seller list, but you'd be missing out on putting a great big smile on you face by handling one of your own.

From the moment you slip the Bugout into your pocket you'll know why it's going to displace a lot of other good knives into dresser drawers.
A review from: Dennis
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Very nice knife !
Great materials
Fits in hand very well
Very sharp
S30v steel is a top choice for everyday use in any condition.
A review from: Kyle
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I bought the 525 Bugout as a backup knife to carry along with my 810 Contego. And I have got to say it is amazing. It's so light I don't even know I'm carrying it, it's just as well built as my Contego, it's scary sharp and the perfect size. This would make a great EDC for someone who wants a quality knife for a good price that's still light and compact. It also makes a great backup if you EDC a larger knife, I can see where this would be a great knife for a backpacker or hiker where every ounce counts. This is my second Benchmade knife and I'm sure there will be many more to come.
A review from: Ryan D.
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The Bugout is an excellent slicer and a great choice for a light-duty outdoor or EDC knife. The handle is slightly thinner than the Osborne 940, but taller to sheath the deep belly of the knife. The scaled handle further enhabces a secure, if thin, grip. The thin handle also makes the 535 less obvious in a pocket, if the user chosen to remove the miniature deep carry clip.

The blade arrived "shave sharp", as expected, and the drop-point tip excels at detailed work, starting cuts cardboard, opening packages, etc. The S30v holds an edge extremely well.

I would highly recommend this knife, and I plan to order several more as gifts in the next year. The Bugout is especially appealing if you have been considering a 940 but want something a little more subtle.
A review from: D
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I am a huge fan of the 535 Bugout, I have been carrying it for about 2 weeks now and its so light and thin you don't even feel it in your pocket. It slices like crazy with that thin blade. The handle material does not feel cheap at all, its solidly built and at least with mine, the centering is dead on. I can easily see this becoming my fav EDC knife. Its a lot of knife in a small lightweight package.I'm absolutely in love with it.
A review from: Compass Keeper
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I'm amazed at how durable this knife is while still being super light and compact. I would recommend this knife for anyone looking for a multi purpose knife.
A review from: Maxwell
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An improvement on the pardue (sorry Mel). Better blade shape, nicer steel and I like the color (be cool to see some more in bright colors). Super easy to carry and not a tiny blade. Get one.