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: $114.75Preorder Down Payment: $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


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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 of 2017!
Darryl S.
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!!!
Michael R.
What’s 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
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.
Jake A.
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.
Dylan B.
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
Jim D.
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
Derek C.
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.
Great addition to my collection!
John D.
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!
Not disappointed!
Max B.
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
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.