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
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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-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:AXISģ
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Bugout
  • Model Number:535
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

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.

Features:
  • CPM-S30V blade steel for excellent edge retention, corrosion resistance, and cutting performance.
  • Dual thumb studs, reversible pocket clip, and AXISģ lock mechanism offer a fully ambidextrous build.
  • Lightly textured Grivory handle provides a secure grip and lightweight build.
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Customer Reviews

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Rodney P.
05-19-2018
What a great knife S30v very light great EDC at a great value
Great
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Bret P.
05-18-2018
This needed a bit of a break in period like most knives do, but now it has one of the smoothest actions of any knife I own. Super light weight and easily sturdy enough for its intended use. A bit of a toothy factory grind, but itís reasonably sharp. Overall Iím super happy with the knife and itís fit and finish.
Big Fan!
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Landon C.
04-25-2018
Love this knife, 110% worth the money. I know everyone talks about how light it is, but seriously, it's freaky light. Only 2 complaints: 1. The pocket clip is a little to stiff ( which most Benchmades have ), causing it to tear up my pockets a bit more than usual, but no big deal. 2. For some reason the Axis lock on mine has a very rough, grainy action, having blasted it with air and used blue lube attempting to correct it, it's still very crunchy. Not sure why, but a very small issue. Either way, 100% happy with my purchase, and I absolutely will be pre-ordering the Tan one. Also, keep in mind this knife does not have full metal frames, which is what shaves the weight, so no wood splitting or prying with this guy if you can help it! S30V steel, Great Handle, solid lanyard hole, crazy slim in pocket, weightless design, and US made, just a Killer piece of steel. Thanks Benchmade!!
Love this knife!
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Mark Y.
04-03-2018
You can't go wrong with this EDC!
Lightweight, deep carry, great steel, sweet big blade, titanium axis lock... Just buy it now thanks blade HQ
Not A Bad Everyday Carry Knife!
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Paul P.
01-23-2018
Just received it today!

Overall, it is impressive in how light it is. Doesn't have a full-length steel frame under the handles, but that wasn't really a deterrent to not get it.

It is actually thinner than my usual carry, a Spyderco Delica.

The blade profile seems nice, but I must say it isn't a nicely finished edge. I plan on stropping it. Cuts nicely, but it just isn't super smooth.

Overall, happy with it. Decent value for what you get with Benchmade. Wouldn't consider it a "bugout" knife, though.
Perfect edc
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Joseph B.
01-20-2018
Great knife supper light in the pocket, takes up little space one of my favorites for edc. The s30v steel holds its edge great and last a long time with use.
Great light weight edc
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Bob C.
01-19-2018
This knife is the child of the 940 Osborne, and the 551 Griptilian. Super light weight, but still really strong. It is good steel, s30v, that gets and keeps an edge. It has the axis lock which is smoother than other knife I have used in this price range. It is one of my favorite knifes I own, or have used. And for the price, you can't beat it.
Excellent Light EDC
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Nathan G.
01-19-2018
This has quickly become my favorite EDC blade. Itís so light and thin that it disappears in the pocket (especially with the deep carry clip) and it slices like a scalpel thanks to the thin stock and flat grind.

If you are looking for a lightweight knife thatís a decent size and cuts like a dream, the Bugout should be one of your top choices!
Near Perfect
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Chris S.
01-16-2018
Seriously one of my favorite EDCs. Perfect for hikes where you don't want the weight of a larger knife pulling down your short pants. Quick, smooth action, fantastic blade. If I had to find a flaw, it would be the scales, and the name, and I would only deduct 0.5 stars (maybe, I am just being a knife snob). Would be nice to have G10, but I get it, price, weight goes up. Also, I would have named it the "Trail Ninja" or "Wolf Tooth."
best of 2017!
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Darryl S.
01-14-2018
This knife is awesome! Great weight, came razor sharp, and is probably stronger than you may think. I wish it came in different colors. This is one of my favorites.
Best EDC you can buy!!!
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Michael R.
01-13-2018
Whatís not to love about this knife. Under 2oz, S30V, and the color is perfect. Also, benchmades service is second to none. Pocket clip was a little short for my liking, called and they sent me 4 different full length clips to try at no charge!
Home Run EDC
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RJ H.
01-12-2018
This knife is brilliantly executed down to the minutest detail, with a focus on weight reduction, and that focus is well held to. At 1.85 ounces, this blade makes my lightweight Spydercos feel heavy, and, unexpectedly, it feels fairly sturdy in hand. Sure, the scales flex a bit, but I don't get the impression of impending doom when using it.

The steel is fantastic for a knife right around $100. Absolutely no complaints here; S30V takes and holds a scary sharp edge.

The blue motif may come on a bit strong for some, but I'm a fan of it, especially in the ano on the thumb stud and barrel standoffs. The short deep carry clip is interesting too; very low profile for under-the-radar carry, both for yourself and for everyone around you.

The blade on mine is nigh on flawless; the plunge is quick and the sharpening choil extends just past as it should. The stock itself is very thin and leads to a monster of a slicer. The secondary bevel on mine is a tad uneven, this being my only niggle with this knife. It's still within operable condition, and is easily fixable.

Overall, this is a fantastic knife if you like light knives but want a decent blade length, this is the perfect knife for you.
slicy and light.
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Jake A.
01-08-2018
They got it right with this one. It feels much sturdier tan I had expected, and is very thin and designed for slicing. It disappears in the pocket but is always ready when you need it.
WOW
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Dylan B.
01-07-2018
I didn't think i would like this knife when it released. the handles looked a little cheap but i loved the blade shape. I ended up buying one for Christmas and i loved it so much i purchased 3 more for friends and family. An all around great knife. lightweight, high end steel, and amazing feel in the hand. Do yourself a favor and get you one. Only thing i wish benchmade would do is offer it in black as well.
Good job Benchmade
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Jim D.
01-07-2018
This has instantly become one of my favorites! I love the slim lightweight frame. Perfect blade design. Fit and finish excellent.
If you don't own one you need to buy one
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Derek C.
01-06-2018
I have now owned this knife for a few months and still find myself grabbing it for my EDC over fancier or more expensive knives. Over course it is slim and light but that's not all. It comes razor sharp and holds that edge. Opens nice with no blade play and locks tight. I really like the deep carry clip. The only thing I have done to mine since purchasing is take just a slight bit of tension off the pivot screw so that it opens faster.
Absolutely love it
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Erin R.
01-06-2018
This was my first Benchmade, and it may have started a little addiction. As a girl my pocket space is very limited so the thin profile and unobtrusiveness of this knife make it just disappear in a way no other knife has. The colors are beautiful and it works perfectly. If I ever loose it I will be back to buy another one.
Great Knife!!
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Richard J.
01-06-2018
Love the light weight of this knife. Dont even know its in my pocket.
Current favorite
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Kevin N.
01-05-2018
The benchmade 535 bugout is one of my favorite benchmades I currently own itís light weight,feels good in hand,and smooth!
HOLY MOLY
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ryan j.
01-05-2018
I just picked this Benchmade bugout at my local knife dealer and OMG! This thing is super freaking light, i literally forgot about my lost 940-2. I will be making this my edc for now. Iíd really recommend this to Anybody looking for a new Benchmade. Well worth it!
Thin, light, easy to carry
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Mark P.
01-05-2018
The blade shape, steel used, thinness, lightness, and (of course) the axis lock, make for an EDC that gets a lot of pocket time.
Awesome knife
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Dean G.
01-05-2018
Razor sharp out of the box and extremely light weight. When I first got this knife in the mail I thought to myself that this thing is not what I just spent. This observation was based on nothing but the weight. After deployment and 3 weeks of carrying it, the knife has become my favorite EDC over my othere three Benchmades. I would recommend this knife!
Knock out
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Christian C.
01-05-2018
Great job Benchmade, You really made a winner. I can't really complain about anything besides it doesn't fill the hand well. But that comes with the whole concept. Was a bummer I didn't get a first production, but it just means I get to use it more.
Benchmade never disappoints
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Ryan K.
01-05-2018
Got this a Christmas gift.. thought the box was empty itís so lightweight. Perfect size and fit. Highly recommend.
Great lightweight EDC
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Nicholas L.
01-05-2018
This was one of my first $100+ knives and I have been really impressed. This is probably my most carried knife in my collection. Great all around useful knife.
What a Knife!!
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Eric B.
01-05-2018
I love the weight, blade shape, aesthetics, and edge retention of this knife. If price is a concern it beats out the benchmade 940 Osborne, my all time favourite folder. The mini deep carry clip is an added bonus as well.
Best EDC knife EVER!!!
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Spenser P.
01-05-2018
I am a handyman by trade and like good quality knives. I did alot of" YouTube research" on this kinfe. I am not a big knife kinda guy. I wasn't sure if I would like this benchmade as much as my 940-1. but I am constantly grabbing this one more because of pocket space. Super thin and still strong enough to get the job done. It's like it's not there until you need it. I can't say it enough, I love this knife.(the benchmade bugout)
A great edc knife!
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Zack l.
01-05-2018
The great looks of this knife along with its light weight and great blade steel make this knife perfect for edc.
Great addition to my collection!
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John D.
12-21-2017
I just received this knife and I'm impressed!
This knife has grown on me very quickly. It's obvious that the thought on design and function has been applied well to the Bugout. For the weight of this knife, it is sturdy! I love the blade shape and steel used. I don't typically buy blades with colored handles but blue is my favorite color and it looks good with the satin finish blade. I can't put it down!
Axis found lacking
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Eric G.
12-13-2017
First benchmade for me. Love the weight, blade shape, and ergos, but after two weeks of carry, one of the omega springs broke.

Now, a month later and 15$ to ship for repairs and still no knife.

Last benchmade for me.
Anyone got a lil native to trade?

Knife is back from repairs. Benchmade replaced the broken omega spring, 4 torx bolts (marred during disassembly?) and sharpened the blade while it was there, although it really never had a chance to dull before it broke.
Knife is out of my EDC rotation because I have no desire to spend another 15$ the next time another of these little springs snaps.

For the price point of this knife you can find more value and reliability.
Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet (info@bladeHQ.com)? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
Not disappointed!
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Max B.
10-26-2017
I've had BMs in the past, Osbornes, Grips, the Sequel to name some favorites. Each, with their own gripes..

Then the Bugout came, with it's vast high grind clip point variation, glimmering s30v blade steel and a footprint that will have ultralights shaking in their Lowas.

That being said, I was not disappointed when I received mine. I heard of several people getting 535s off center but mine was very good, maybe favoring the left a hair. The blade hasn't seen much use yet, with Benchmade's heat treatment process I doubt that's a concern. The handle really seems quite durable, despite some reviews I've read. I did however order some carbon fiber scales from a third party.

I cant wait to see what new classes of the Bugout they come out with, there's definite potential there for a new legacy.

Awesome knife, buy it when it comes in stock or preorder it. I wasn't paid to write this add, but I did just take a lot of preworkout.

Oh, and how about that pocket clip!?
Best fit and finish of my 3 new Benchmades
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Anthony P.
10-17-2017
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
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Carroll D.
10-07-2017
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!
Outstanding
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10-05-2017
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
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dearld d.
07-29-2017
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.