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Benchmade Mini Bugout AXIS Lock Knife Orange (2.82" Satin) 533

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MSRP: $140.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.49"
  • Blade Length:2.82"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Width:0.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Hardness:58-60 HRC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.71"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Grivory
  • Color:Orange
  • Weight:1.5 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mini Bugout
  • Model Number:533
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.49"
  • Blade Length:2.82"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Width:0.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Hardness:58-60 HRC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.71"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Grivory
  • Color:Orange
  • Weight:1.5 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mini Bugout
  • Model Number:533
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The 533 Mini Bugout knife is built with an orange Grivory handle and a satin finished blade with a plain cutting edge. It's all you love about the Bugout, but smaller.

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 orange 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 AXIS® lock mechanism offer a fully ambidextrous build.
  • Lightly textured Grivory handle provides a secure grip and lightweight build.
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Customer Reviews

Perfect Gift
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STUART A.
03-10-2020
I bought this as my wife's first EDC; specifically for the Axis Lock mechanism, because she has never been comfortable with back locks. That it was also her favorite color is why I was willing to preorder. When it came in a month and half before her birthday... well, she got it early. After a week of EDC, she doesn't know why she never carried before.

I may have to get one for myself (or a Griptilian®).
Nice Little Knife
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Joseph B.
03-07-2020
Very light great steel and small. Part of me wishes that I had gotten the larger version. This will be my ultra light carry for backcountry hunting
Less Really Is More - Better than the Delica?
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Adam B.
03-06-2020
If you're familiar with the full-size Bugout, you know what you're getting into here.

That said: there has been some legitimate questioning of the strength/durability of the scales on the full-size, as you can pinch the middle of the handle and see some flex when the blade is deployed. Thanks to the smaller scale here, you'll find no such flex issue and I was happy to see that improved.

The mini feels like a solid competitor to the Spyderco Delica, but at a full ounce less overall weight I've got to give the edge to the Mini Bugout. It's damn near as light as the Dragonfly.

And sure, the Bugout line isn't going to win over many fans of large overbuilt cutters. It's all about being light, unobtrusive with it's deep carry clip, and effective at everyday tasks. It's light enough that you could clip it into the pocket of your sweats or your basketball shorts for those days when you aren't wearing your tactical trousers and utility belt.

The blaze orange Grivory handles will keep this from getting lost in your kit, and the orange anodized standoffs and thumbstuds give it a nice color pop, all complemented by black hardware. It's a great small knife that I'd love to see in some sprint run variations, as we've seen with the full-size.

The price feels a little high given where the full-size lands. I think if they were able to keep it under $100 it would be a sure-fire hit, but there's a lot of competition at the current price point, all offering a lot more blade in more substantial layouts.

But sometimes less really is more, and if you can get over that hump this is one that you'll likely find in your pocket more than you'd expect.
not sharp
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JACK J.
02-29-2020
A really nice well made little knife. Mine was not especially sharp as received. Also the rear 1/4 inch of the edge wasn't fully ground. Not my first new Benchmade and I was a little disappointed with the edge. I would have touched it up anyway, it just took longer than it should have. My son has a full size one. His was flawless.
Great Knife
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William A.
02-22-2020
This is a Great knife. The size is perfect and lightweight. Thank You Blade HQ for the excellent service.
Great knife but TBD if its better than the full size
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Jeff A.
02-20-2020
Love this little knife! Only had it a week but so far it's been all thumbs up. I'm not convinced it's better than the full size yet though.

Shameless plug, I reviewed this on YouTube which you can check out here https://youtu.be/wynfDQ_1Bgc
Great way to get into Benchmade
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Brian M.
02-04-2020
This is my first Bugout. It is on the smaller side for me but a great way to get into Benchmade. I am now sold on the Axis Lock, it's so much fun.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

The 533 Mini Bugout knife is built with an orange Grivory handle and a satin finished blade with a plain cutting edge. It's all you love about the Bugout, but smaller.

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 orange 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 AXIS® lock mechanism offer a fully ambidextrous build.
  • Lightly textured Grivory handle provides a secure grip and lightweight build.
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.49"
  • Blade Length:2.82"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Width:0.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Hardness:58-60 HRC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.71"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.42"
  • Handle Material:Grivory
  • Color:Orange
  • Weight:1.5 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:AXIS®
  • Brand:Benchmade
  • Model:Mini Bugout
  • Model Number:533
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Perfect Gift
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STUART A.
03-10-2020
I bought this as my wife's first EDC; specifically for the Axis Lock mechanism, because she has never been comfortable with back locks. That it was also her favorite color is why I was willing to preorder. When it came in a month and half before her birthday... well, she got it early. After a week of EDC, she doesn't know why she never carried before.

I may have to get one for myself (or a Griptilian®).
Nice Little Knife
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Joseph B.
03-07-2020
Very light great steel and small. Part of me wishes that I had gotten the larger version. This will be my ultra light carry for backcountry hunting
Less Really Is More - Better than the Delica?
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Adam B.
03-06-2020
If you're familiar with the full-size Bugout, you know what you're getting into here.

That said: there has been some legitimate questioning of the strength/durability of the scales on the full-size, as you can pinch the middle of the handle and see some flex when the blade is deployed. Thanks to the smaller scale here, you'll find no such flex issue and I was happy to see that improved.

The mini feels like a solid competitor to the Spyderco Delica, but at a full ounce less overall weight I've got to give the edge to the Mini Bugout. It's damn near as light as the Dragonfly.

And sure, the Bugout line isn't going to win over many fans of large overbuilt cutters. It's all about being light, unobtrusive with it's deep carry clip, and effective at everyday tasks. It's light enough that you could clip it into the pocket of your sweats or your basketball shorts for those days when you aren't wearing your tactical trousers and utility belt.

The blaze orange Grivory handles will keep this from getting lost in your kit, and the orange anodized standoffs and thumbstuds give it a nice color pop, all complemented by black hardware. It's a great small knife that I'd love to see in some sprint run variations, as we've seen with the full-size.

The price feels a little high given where the full-size lands. I think if they were able to keep it under $100 it would be a sure-fire hit, but there's a lot of competition at the current price point, all offering a lot more blade in more substantial layouts.

But sometimes less really is more, and if you can get over that hump this is one that you'll likely find in your pocket more than you'd expect.
not sharp
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JACK J.
02-29-2020
A really nice well made little knife. Mine was not especially sharp as received. Also the rear 1/4 inch of the edge wasn't fully ground. Not my first new Benchmade and I was a little disappointed with the edge. I would have touched it up anyway, it just took longer than it should have. My son has a full size one. His was flawless.
Great Knife
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William A.
02-22-2020
This is a Great knife. The size is perfect and lightweight. Thank You Blade HQ for the excellent service.
Great knife but TBD if its better than the full size
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Jeff A.
02-20-2020
Love this little knife! Only had it a week but so far it's been all thumbs up. I'm not convinced it's better than the full size yet though.

Shameless plug, I reviewed this on YouTube which you can check out here https://youtu.be/wynfDQ_1Bgc
Great way to get into Benchmade
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Brian M.
02-04-2020
This is my first Bugout. It is on the smaller side for me but a great way to get into Benchmade. I am now sold on the Axis Lock, it's so much fun.
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