Reviews and Ratings for Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive - 535-1903

Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusiverated 4.800 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24 inch S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive

 

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Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive
rated 5 stars out of 5
Kyle
Grand Island, NE
Oct 09, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Easily Best Bugout Ever!
The new finish is a fantastic look and the red/black is just a full slate of badassery! Especially the red thumb stud and standoffs. KC seems to always nail it w/ their exclusives - also have their wood handled spyderco models - keep up the fantastic work!! What's next?
Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive
rated 5 stars out of 5
Brian M
WI
Oct 07, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Soft grippy scales
Three observations about this battlewash Bugout: 1. The “black” is grayer than I expected. 2. Of the 10 Benchmades I’ve had, almost all have needed break-in. This one is centered, no play, and falls shut out of the box. 3. The scale finish is very slightly tacky to the touch. Feels more rubbery or G10-like as opposed to the hard plastic slickness of the blue grivory. I’m glad I picked it up.
Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive
rated 5 stars out of 5
Aaron A.
Burke VA
Oct 06, 2019
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Best Looking of the Bugouts.
I always liked the Bugout for its slim profile and light weight but was always turned off by available color options. The Battlewash Bugout hits the nail on the head in terms of aesthetics by giving it a pre-warn look with a pop of red accents that make this knife fit in with some of my well used gear right away. This knife is perfect for EDC because it disappears in the pocket thanks to its deep carry pocket clip and is ready to go at any moment. Because of the slim lightweight nature of the knife I wouldn't recommend it for any kind of hard use but it is still perfect for any small day to day cutting task. Of course Benchmade's Axis-Lock provides addictive opening and closing action but my favorite thing about this knife knife is that I still get a comfortable 4 finger hold even with such a slim profile. If there is a knock I can really give this knife it's that the edge isn't perfect right out the box but if you have a good sharpening set up you can get the S30V razor sharp no problem.
Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive
rated 5 stars out of 5
Byron
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Oct 08, 2019
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Love it
Smooth action, lightweight, great feel in the hand. Also is noticeably thin in your hand. Really enjoying the action on this and it looks fantastic.
Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jason
New Mexico
Feb 10, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Pocket Clip
Very nice light weight EDC
This is a review of the Knifecenter exclusive version. I don't have any other Bugouts. I purchased this as an EDC blade on the advice of a friend. I was a bit leery because I'm not a big fan of grivory. I always feel like it's too slick. When I received it I was really surprised at how light it was. That's a big plus.It literally felt like nothing was in my pocket. I caught myself checking to see if I lost it. I tried to use it for every little task I found. And both my son and I love the colors. Right away I was really disappointed in the pocket clip. The deep carry was nice but how it bends up and around to accomplish that was uncomfortable. It left a sore spot on my hand after a few uses. My Osborne never did that. I actually ended up replacing the clip with a more traditional one from an old AXIS Auto I can no longer use. It feels so much better in a tight grip now. The blade itself was very sharp out of the box, as I have come to expect from Benchmade. No play, and very solid lockup. The AXIS system is a favorite of mine for that reason. However opening and closing felt gritty and rough. I've read another review where they said they blade fell closed. Mine definitely didn't. It was very tight with no free movement when the lock was disengaged. I worked on opening and closing it for a number of days. I went through a few hundred repetitions with no improvement. I ended up polishing the surfaces on the bearing side of the blade where the lock bar runs and it moves quite smoothly now. Basically I gave it a trigger job. Is the Bugout my favorite? No. Will I put it in my EDC rotation? Yes. Would I recommend it to someone? Not for the price. For $40 more you can get the Benchmade Osborne which is far superior IMO. Or don't get the exclusive version and get a regular one.