Benchmade Bugout AXIS Lock Knife Blue (3.24" Satin) 535

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Benchmade Bugout AXIS Lock Knife Blue (3.24" Satin) 535
MSRP: $135.00
Our Price: $114.75
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Item #BHQ-74149


  • Overall Length:7.46"
  • Blade Length:3.24"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Width:1.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.22"
  • Handle Width:1.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Polymer
  • Color:Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:1.85 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
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The 535 Bugout knife is built with a blue Grivory 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 high-performance CPM-S30V 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 Grivory handle has been textured on either side for added grip without being abrasive. Comes complete with an oversized lanyard hole and reversible deep-carry clip for convenient EDC.

  • 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.

Customer Reviews

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Best fit and finish of my 3 new Benchmades
Anthony P.
I've purchased 3 new Benchmade knives in the past 6 months (940-1, MiniGrip, Bugout) and this Bugout is much more refined in fit and finish than either of the other examples. Blade grind and sharpening specifically were very impressive. This Bugout sports the sharpest factory edge I've seen on a production knife with even bevels side to side and a plunge grind which doesn't fall inconveniently midway up the choil. I have no concerns about the light-duty nature of the construction on this knife. I bought it for its light build and slim in the pocket nature. It hits those marks perfectly and makes for an amazing EDC knife for me. I've removed 1 star for value. The market is flooded with amazing value in this price range and sometimes Benchmade seems to forget that. In my opinion this knife would be appropriately priced from $80-$90. Look at the competition. Unless you need the absolute lightest knife of this size you can almost certainly find a better value, even if only slightly.
Perfect Slim EDC
Carroll D.
Feels surprisingly rigid given how light it is. I am a big fan of the edge retention of SV30. Finally a knife slim enough that I can use the pocket clip and still get my hand in the pocket!
Love the blade/grind. Handle is awesome. EDC masterpiece.

Benchmade knocked it out of the park with the Bugout and the Freek. You need both!

Extreme Lightweight
dearld d.
It really is amazing that this knife weighs less than 2 ounces. The lightweight manix has been replaced by this knife as my go to backpacking blade. I wouldn't expect this blade to stand up to a ton of abuse but for moderate cutting tasks, I think it is completely adequate.