Benchmade Bugout Knife


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



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

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
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.

The Last EDC Knife You Need

This is an excellent EDC knife and maybe the best one I’ve used. The only problem is the name.

For most the idea of a bugout knife is the knife they would keep in a bugout bag that would serve as an all purpose knife. While I don’t have a bugout bag if I was packing one, I’d very likely have a good fixed survival blade instead of a light weight light use folding knife. While I might carry a folding knife as well it would probably be something a little sturdier like a titanium frame lock knife. This knife should have been called “The EDC.”

For something I carry every day I don’t want something big and heavy that I can chop wood with, I want a smaller pocket friendly knife that uses a good steel. That is essentially what this knife is.

Due to the small steel liners and lightweight scales this knife is very lightweight and it is easy to forget you even have it in your pocket. Also while it is very slim, it holds a really nice sized S30V blade. S30V may have aged a bit but it is still an excellent steel that holds a very nice edge for a long time and is very resistant to corrosion. I’m not a great blade sharpener and so it does take me a while to put a good edge on it but that’s mostly due to my lack of sharpening skills.

The handle scales have a bit more flex than I’m used to but for light EDC use this is not a problem. The small liners and lightweight scales are what make this such a nice carry and for most EDC cutting it is more than sturdy enough to get the job done.

If you want an all purpose survival knife or a work blade for more heavy duty use than this is not for you, but if you are looking for a light use EDC knife that disappears in the pocket and has excellent premium blade steel, I can’t think of any better option.