A slim, lightweight knife designed to work where every ounce counts, the serrated 535S Bugout packs an immense amount of versatility and power into an extremely compact package. This model features a partially serrated blade cutting edge that can easily handle quick cutting of rope and cordage. The bugout was originally designed for backpacking and hiking but many other have also found it popular for everyday carry (EDC) thanks to its timeless design and lightweight build.
The 3.24-inch American-made CPM S30V stainless steel blade offers an RC rating of 58-60, straddling the line between great toughness and hardness. At .09 inches, the slim blade offers a razor-sharp edge right out of the box and provides exceptional edge retention and simple, efficient re-sharpening if required in the field. The blade's sturdy drop-point shape keeps the blade tough and durable, despite its slim profile. A sleek satin finish adds to the wear and corrosion resistance of the blade, making it perfect for use outdoors or survival applications.
Crafted from Grivory, a glass-filled, Nylon-based plastic polymer, the Benchmade Bugout's handle allows for an exceptional grip and blade control while the knife is in use, without adding excess weight. The blue handle makes the knife stand out attractively, preventing loss or misplacement in the field while maintaining an aesthetically-pleasing look. Ambidextrous blue anodized thumb studs complement the blue handle and allow for a quick one-handed opening in either the right or left hand. At 0.42 inches thick, the handle is extremely slim and compact to allow for comfortable pocket carry, and a modified, reversible, mini pocket clip for deep-carry keeps the knife secure but unobtrusive. A lanyard hole in the handle allows for extended carry options or versatility when packing for outdoors or survival applications. Benchmade's proprietary AXIS locking mechanism keeps the blade securely in place, preventing any slippage or accidental closing and providing quick, one-handed closing. With an overall weight of only 1.85 ounces, the 535 Bugout is the perfect addition to a bug-out, outdoors, or survival pack or gear set-up, where every ounce matters.
The 535 Bugout is made in America with the lightest, toughest-working materials and a dedication to detail, quality, and craftsmanship. As an authorized Benchmade dealer, KnifeArt.com offers this lightweight Benchmade folder backed by our full satisfaction guarantee, hassle-free return policy, and fast, free domestic shipping on orders over $150. Add the Bugout to your everyday carry, outdoors, or survival arsenal today!
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