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Benchmade Bugout AXIS Lock Knife Carbon Fiber (3.2" Satin) 535-3

Benchmade Bugout AXIS Lock Knife Carbon Fiber (3.2" Satin) 535-3 Knife Image Thumb
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MSRP: $300.00
Our Price: $255.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.46"
  • Blade Length:3.24"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Width:1.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S90V
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.22"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.02 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Bugout
  • Model Number:535-3
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.46"
  • Blade Length:3.24"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Width:1.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S90V
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.22"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.02 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Bugout
  • Model Number:535-3
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

The 535-3 Bugout knife is built with a carbon fiber handle and a satin finished blade with a plain cutting edge.

The Benchmade Bugout offers a lightweight, ergonomic build designed with everyday carry and general outdoor use in mind. Its super premium CPM-S90V blade sports a partial swedge to provide a finer point, and comes fitted with blue anodized, dual thumb studs for easy one-handed operation. The comfortable handle has been shaped for added grip without being abrasive. Comes complete with an oversized lanyard hole and reversible deep-carry clip for convenient EDC.

Features:
  • CPM-S90V blade steel for excellent edge retention, corrosion resistance, and cutting performance.
  • Dual thumb studs, reversible pocket clip, and AXIS¬ģ lock mechanism offer a fully ambidextrous build.
  • Carbon Fiber handle provides a secure grip and lightweight build.

Is the Bugout the best EDC knife of all time? Read our Benchmade Bugout Review to see!

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

A Favorite Piece
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Nick C.
04-07-2021
Compared to my Ranger Green Bugout, this is in a whole new league. The fit and finish is much nicer...not to say that Benchmade's fit was bad on my other, but the feeling is much nicer.

The scales feel fantastic especially with the rolled edges that contour to your hands much better than the usual scales. The S90V is exactly what you want with the usual pain of sharpening. Finally that last pop of blue really sets it off.

With my Bailout as my work knife this Carbon Fiber Bugout is my summer/light EDC. It cuts boxes and does light work but is usually around for food prep and drink prep...but it does it all with a look and feel thats awesome. Its a wonderfully done piece that is worth the price for the materials and finish.
A little disappointed.
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Harley S.
04-07-2021
So my overall experience in receiving and since having this knife has been fairly disappointing.
To preface, at no fault of Bladehq, my order was shipped to the wrong address which was not returned. So somebody got a free 535 bugout.
After waiting a week from that debacle, Bladehq ships me a replacement.

The Benchmade box arrived with what appears to be water-damage. Taking the knife out, I notice the blade is off center and to the right. The satin finish looks scuffed with hairline marks throughout. The kick in the balls being the edge - it was definitely not slicing through paper or trimming the hairs off my arm with the ease that I had seen in many a review videos.
I don't know if Bladehq sent me somebody's return order, but overall this first time experience with purchasing from this company has been disappointing. With the one saving grace being that they replaced what I consider a stolen item (since retrieval was attempted).

Overall, it's a beautiful knife, but doesn't slice as well as I've seen with other owners. For $280+, everything should have been crisp, but my experience has been quite disappointing.
Great Knife!
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JONAH M.
04-01-2021
This knife is everything you love about the original bugout, but better. The carbon fiber scales make the knife comfortable in hand, the blade has a great edge, and the blue accents make the knife pop without being too obvious. Only complaint is that the action is a little slow, but that is to be expected from a brand new knife. All in all, great knife.
Unacceptable sharpening at this price range
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David S.
03-31-2021
I own 3 bugout and one 940-1. And I love them.
But unfortunately this one is my last Benchmade knives I ordered!!! I also returned it. The knife is beautiful! Action out the box was bad but no surprise there and can be fix. The big issue to me was how bad was off centre the sharpening. I would say 70% on one side and 30% on the other. Looks more like scissors than knives. For a knife at $255 Iím expecting something close to be perfect. I had never seen a bad sharpening like this one in any of my knives even at $30. I wrote a review on Benchmade website and they didnít publish it, not even some apologies for the poor quality control they are offering at a big price.... Thank you BHQ for the return with no questions asked! Sad and Disappointed...
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

The 535-3 Bugout knife is built with a carbon fiber handle and a satin finished blade with a plain cutting edge.

The Benchmade Bugout offers a lightweight, ergonomic build designed with everyday carry and general outdoor use in mind. Its super premium CPM-S90V blade sports a partial swedge to provide a finer point, and comes fitted with blue anodized, dual thumb studs for easy one-handed operation. The comfortable handle has been shaped for added grip without being abrasive. Comes complete with an oversized lanyard hole and reversible deep-carry clip for convenient EDC.

Features:
  • CPM-S90V blade steel for excellent edge retention, corrosion resistance, and cutting performance.
  • Dual thumb studs, reversible pocket clip, and AXIS¬ģ lock mechanism offer a fully ambidextrous build.
  • Carbon Fiber handle provides a secure grip and lightweight build.

Is the Bugout the best EDC knife of all time? Read our Benchmade Bugout Review to see!

Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.46"
  • Blade Length:3.24"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Width:1.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S90V
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.22"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.02 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Bugout
  • Model Number:535-3
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
A Favorite Piece
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Nick C.
04-07-2021
Compared to my Ranger Green Bugout, this is in a whole new league. The fit and finish is much nicer...not to say that Benchmade's fit was bad on my other, but the feeling is much nicer.

The scales feel fantastic especially with the rolled edges that contour to your hands much better than the usual scales. The S90V is exactly what you want with the usual pain of sharpening. Finally that last pop of blue really sets it off.

With my Bailout as my work knife this Carbon Fiber Bugout is my summer/light EDC. It cuts boxes and does light work but is usually around for food prep and drink prep...but it does it all with a look and feel thats awesome. Its a wonderfully done piece that is worth the price for the materials and finish.
A little disappointed.
SSSSS
SSSSS
Harley S.
04-07-2021
So my overall experience in receiving and since having this knife has been fairly disappointing.
To preface, at no fault of Bladehq, my order was shipped to the wrong address which was not returned. So somebody got a free 535 bugout.
After waiting a week from that debacle, Bladehq ships me a replacement.

The Benchmade box arrived with what appears to be water-damage. Taking the knife out, I notice the blade is off center and to the right. The satin finish looks scuffed with hairline marks throughout. The kick in the balls being the edge - it was definitely not slicing through paper or trimming the hairs off my arm with the ease that I had seen in many a review videos.
I don't know if Bladehq sent me somebody's return order, but overall this first time experience with purchasing from this company has been disappointing. With the one saving grace being that they replaced what I consider a stolen item (since retrieval was attempted).

Overall, it's a beautiful knife, but doesn't slice as well as I've seen with other owners. For $280+, everything should have been crisp, but my experience has been quite disappointing.
Great Knife!
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SSSSS
JONAH M.
04-01-2021
This knife is everything you love about the original bugout, but better. The carbon fiber scales make the knife comfortable in hand, the blade has a great edge, and the blue accents make the knife pop without being too obvious. Only complaint is that the action is a little slow, but that is to be expected from a brand new knife. All in all, great knife.
Unacceptable sharpening at this price range
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David S.
03-31-2021
I own 3 bugout and one 940-1. And I love them.
But unfortunately this one is my last Benchmade knives I ordered!!! I also returned it. The knife is beautiful! Action out the box was bad but no surprise there and can be fix. The big issue to me was how bad was off centre the sharpening. I would say 70% on one side and 30% on the other. Looks more like scissors than knives. For a knife at $255 Iím expecting something close to be perfect. I had never seen a bad sharpening like this one in any of my knives even at $30. I wrote a review on Benchmade website and they didnít publish it, not even some apologies for the poor quality control they are offering at a big price.... Thank you BHQ for the return with no questions asked! Sad and Disappointed...
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