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Benchmade 535 Bugout Knife (USA)

Original price $162.00 - Original price $171.00
Original price
$162.00 - $171.00
Current price $171.00

The Bugout was designed for the modern outdoor adventurer, incorporating the lightest, best performing materials in an extremely slim, yet ergonomic package. Subtle, yet capable, the Bugout was developed to be easily carried anywhere without drawing attention to itself. Whether you’re in the city or mountains, this lightweight folder will be ready when you are.


  • CPM-S30V blade steel for excellent edge retention, corrosion resistance, and cutting performance.
  • Dual thumb studs, reversible pocket clip, and AXIS® lock mechanism offer a fully ambidextrous build.
  • Lightly textured Grivory handle provides a secure grip and lightweight build.
  • 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)
  • Blade Edge Plain
  • 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
  • Use Every Day, Outdoor
  • Made in USA
  • Lifetime Warranty

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Benchmade bugout

Happy with my purchase. The knife is great for EDC and shipping was fast

Tom A.
Bugged out

Great knife. All

Hands down perfect EDC folder. A+++

I am a collector of knives and other EDC items. I have to say this has taken the place of my Spyderco paramilitary 2.. don't get me wring, I still swap out all my EDC stuff but this knife just fits the bill perfect for EDC. Very light weight. Sits as low as possible in pocket. Point is perfectly center when closed. "bugout" would not be the word I would use to describe this knife. A bugout knife imo would be a strong fixed blade. But the name aside. This is a perfect every day carry small task folder. Quality is top notch. Not to mention, it's from their "built in USA line" Wouldn'ta thing. I love it. BUY IT.

Purty, functional, lightweight.

If you can get over such a thin blade, and no liners, in a knife just north of $100, you can find a lot to appreciate here. I've carried it for one week now, just returned from a rather snowy overnighter last night, and the Bugout performs on par with any other knife in it's class. I think some people over think these things way too much. As someone who often finds a lot of stuff in my pockets at the end of the day, a sub 2 oz. folding knife is definitely a welcome addition. Compared to my Buck Vantage Force also in s30v steel, the Bugout comes in at 1/3 of the weight. Perfectly sized between the Griptilian and Mini-Griptilian, with a shorter, but deep carry pocket clip. Never any "flimsyness" issues, just a great low profile, aesthetically pleasing addition to the Benchmade catalog. I haven't bought a new Benchmade in years, but I'm seriously impressed with this one.

Excellent knife

Excellent knife. Extremely light weight, feels solid in hand, hair popping sharp right out of the box, perfectly centered. The blade shape is very similar to the Doug Ritter Griptilian. I've bought about 10 Benchmade knives and I have been extremely satisfied with them all. Don't hesitate to buy this knife.