Benchmade Mini Bugout AXIS Lock Knife White (2.82" Black) 533BK-1

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MSRP: $165.00
Our Price: $148.50
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  • Overall Length: 6.49"
  • Blade Length: 2.82"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.75"
  • Blade Width: 0.88"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.09"
  • Blade Material: CPM S30V
  • Hardness: 58-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.71"
  • Handle Width: 1.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.42"
  • Handle Material: Grivory
  • Color: White
  • Weight: 1.50 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Bar Lock
  • Brand: Benchmade
  • Model: Mini Bugout
  • Model Number: 533BK-1
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • 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.


The Benchmade 533BK-1 Mini Bugout knife is built with a white Grivory handle and a black 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 black 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.

Customer Reviews

Great little knife
Ken K. on Dec 6, 2021

Love the white, but it will be an acquired taste, as it will get dirty and have a patina to it. Super light, even lighter than my comparable UK Spyderco which I love. Same Benchmade design with the axis lock, but so much lighter than their other versions I've picked up over the years. Nice addition to the EDC rotation for me, dirt be darned, scratches to the black blade don't scare me, I'm going to use this thing!

Best EDC
Margaret B. on Feb 2, 2021

I love my mini bugout. I was hesitant on the white scales but they look great against the black blade and clean up nicely. I love the fidget factor with this knife. It is a very useful tool that I've used on everything from palm fronds, hotdogs, to cutting aluminum cans - that I wouldn't recommend because it yucked up the black coating a bit lol. Definitely my favorite knife.

Mini bugout
Jason a. on Sep 21, 2020

Fits great in the hand for a big hand person like myself very amazed how sharp it was ans sv30 was a major plus love it

My new EDC
Brian R. on Aug 6, 2020

I was looking for a high-quality, light weight EDC, and this fits the bill perfectly. Like other reviewers have noted, it's so light weight that you forget it's in your pocket. I purchased the version with the white scales (the "Stormtrooper" version), and my only concern is that the white scales will more readily show dirt with time and use. I'm seeing a slight amount of that after about a week of use, so I will likely swap out the scales at some point.

amazing knife
Seth G. on Apr 13, 2020

wonderful knife no side to side blade play perfect centered all around great piece

Perfect EDC!
Micah W. on Aug 20, 2020

I own a Bugout (and many other knives in similar sizes) and I admit, I do love my Bugout. When the mini came out I was interested right away because I had been thinking a shorter knife would be a nice EDC and not take up as much space in the pocket. So I picked one up and haven't looked back. I even went a step further and installed the Flytanium jade scales.

The Unseen White Mini Bugout
David B. on Feb 29, 2020

I pre ordered the White Mini Bugout back in January and have been informed it's on its way. Based on the Bugout in olive green that I already own, I'm sure to be a Very Happy Camper!!!!! Noticed that it is already out of stock in white from your store. So Sorry to the Poor Fellas that did not pre order :(

Brilliant for EDC!
Richard G. on Aug 31, 2020

I bought this for my fiancée and she loves it. The lightness, the smaller size and deep seat pocket clip fits perfectly for women’s shallower pockets. All this and it still has a useful blade size. She got the stormtrooper color combo and loves it. Thank you Blade HQ!

Amazing knife
John P. on Aug 31, 2020

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a high-quality knife. Extremely sharp, lightweight, and fits great in my pocket. Great for EDC

GDPR G. on Mar 5, 2020

great for EDC
jonathan p. on Dec 6, 2020

My first Bug Out and it's an awesome EDC knife! I have small hands and at times I feel like it's a tad small, but it disappears in the pocket. Sometimes I have to double check my pockets to make sure it's still there! Razor sharp out the box and the opening action is really smooth. Looking forward to getting the full size at some point

Mini Bugout
Roy H. on Mar 4, 2020

Just got my white Mini Bugout today. I love it, it disapears in pocket even more than the regular Bugout did. It's my new Edc for a while. I really hope there will be more colors to choose from in the near future. That is the only reason I gave it four stars, just not crazy about the colors we had to choose from but love it anyway.

Severely Disappointed
Seth S. on Apr 1, 2021

In my opinion, this is one of the better looking knives on the market. The good stops there however. I was extremely excited to get this knife, but upon receiving, I was let down. The mini is smaller than I expected and between the light weight and grivory scales, it just feels cheap. All of my other budget knives feel sturdier and better built. While the axis lock is fun / fidget friendly, it has a tendency to bind up or lock up and I find this to be extremely annoying. This knife was carried daily for a short while, but was quickly pulled from my rotation because it just feels cheap and I fear I'm going to break it. Lesson learned with Benchmade. At $136 dollars, there are much better options out there.

A little disappointed
Christopher H. on Feb 8, 2021

Any kind of dirt in your pocket gets in the lock mechanism which is a spring. When that happens the knife cannot be opened using the thumb stud. The action sounds like grating. Other than the locking mechanism, I really like the knife.

bobby b. on Jan 22, 2021

I bought my minibugout from the Benchmade website because it was sold out here. unlike any of my other knives the edge of my mini bugout has developed a few small chips. Also the pivot keep loosening up even after applying copious amounts of blue Loctite and tightening it. even though functionally a little blade-play side to side is not the end of the world I still expect more. If you dont mind a little blade play then I would say this knife could definitely work.

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