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Benchmade 535 Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Blue Grivory Handles


MSRP* : $150.00 | You Save* : $22.50 (15%)
Part #: BM535 | Benchmade Knives
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BM535: 535 Bugout | Benchmade Design
The Bugout was designed for the modern outdoor adventurer, incorporating the lightest, best performing materials in an extremely slim, yet ergonomic package.
  • AXIS lock
  • Drop point blade
  • CPM-S30V premium stainless steel (58-60HRC)
  • Blue Grivory handle with anodized aluminum barrel spacers
  • Lightweight DLC-coated titanium AXIS bar, blue anodized aluminum thumb stud, oversized lanyard hole, and reversible mini deep-carry pocket clip
  • Blade Length: 3.24" (8.23 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.090" (2.29 mm)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.42" (10.54 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Weight: 1.85 oz. (52.45 g)
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.46" (18.95 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.22" (10.72 cm)
  • Class: Blue
  • Made in the USA
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Benchmade 535 Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Blue Grivory Handles4.667 (15 reviews)
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Benchmade 535 Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Blue Grivory Handles
5 out of 5
Cape cod
Jul 31, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great knife
Extremely light weight and thin for ease of carry. Razor sharp with excellent edge retention . Don’t listen to the guy who complained about the handles, they are very robust.
Benchmade 535 Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Blue Grivory Handles
5 out of 5
Mar 01, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
What a great EDC knife
This is my first Benchmade knife ive ever owned. I own many many knives and this bugout really surprised me once actually in hand. I wish I bought this knife when it first came out. It's so nice I don't even want to use it. I will prolly have to buy another and save one for my collection. One of my favorites I own now. I wrote this review not having owned it more that a day. I had to leave a review right away because this bugout really impressed me and surprised me once in hand. Very nice EDC folder.
Benchmade 535 Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Blue Grivory Handles
3 out of 5
Nov 10, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Handle Material
Buttery Action, less desirable handle
I read all the reviews on YouTube and Online about this knife before buying. First thing everyone says is “quality blade, great axis lock, terrible handle, too expensive”. They were right. In design, this is a great EDC blade! Really thin in the pocket. Sometimes I forget I have it on me. The action of flipping open and closing is super buttery smooth once you lube it. But the handle sucks. It’s plastic and feels like it’s going to snap. The name Bugout is a weird name for it since when you talk about Bugout, the knife should survive the apocalypse. I don’t think this knife would. Price point is completely off for the knife since the handle isn’t amazing. I’ve had to buy G10 scales for this to feel amazing so now it’s perfect but I had to spend an additional $60 for those. So if you don’t mind spending the moneys, get it. But I think the spyderco paramilitary series is better for the price point.
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