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Benchmade 535 Bugout HARD USE TESTED! | Knife Review 1.85 oz

Benchmade 535 Bugout offers one of the Lightest, Toughest, and solid ergonomic build for everyday carry and outdoor use. The comfortable Grivory handle and Smooth Action Allow for one handed Deployment. But With this only weighing 1.85oz. Is it ready for your Bugout/ Pack?

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Benchmade 535 Bugout Knife Specs:

OAL: 7.46″
Blade Length: 3.24″
Cutting Edge: 3.00″
Blade Thickness: 0.09″
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V Stainless
Hardness: 58-60
Blade Style: Drop Point
Blade Grind: Flat
Finish: Satin
Handle Length: 4.22″
Handle Thickness: 0.42″
Handle Material: Polymer
Color: Blue
Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
Weight: 1.85 oz.
Lock Type: AXIS Lock
Made in the USA
Price: $114 Street

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27 replies on “Benchmade 535 Bugout HARD USE TESTED! | Knife Review 1.85 oz”

what is it supposed to be, probably a joke for naive or snobs Ka-bar 4062 will do the same for much less money. I don't see what to admire here benchmade 535 is a neat knife not worth the price

After watching wranglestar give this a bad review and seeing the down votes I purchased the bugout. It's my new favorite knife…

Interesting how he felt the need to use two hands (second hand pushing on the back of the blade) when cutting the rope on the table top. Is there not enough backbone to bear down on the blade?
I've handled these in a store but just can't make myself buy it. I want to like it. It's aesthetics are awesome.

Thanks for the informative presentation. Was nice to see someone doing a knife video actually putting it to use and not talk and open and close the blade incessantly, which is friggin annoying. Thanks again

This will make a great EDC folder. Light and slim with a deep carry clip.  I've got one on order.  I have many other knives for heavy duty work.  Thank you for the review Chris!  Thumbs up from me.

hardly used test lmfao, very careful not to use it in the way it will most definitely fail………….

I like the asthenic and steel choice of the bugout but handle is way too cheap looking for its price.

$130 light duty knife. Can't you find a knife for way less money, that is perfectly equal to light duty work? It's too much money for too little knife. Do you really need S30V to slice an apple and packing tape? They're selling you pride of ownership in S30V, and the Benchmade name.

It's a great knife that is priced way out of a range that makes sense for it. It's really nicely built, but compare it to the Rat II with a D2 blade, which is just over 30 dollars right now, and is a better knife in literally every respect (better ergos, better handle materials, tougher, nicer feeling, better aesthetics), and consider that the bugout costs almost 100 dollars MORE, and you would have to be bugging out to actually buy one. The bugout has a more expensive steel, is made in America (which doesn't mean better quality but is a good moral choice), and has a great service and warranty. All that together is realistically worth about 25 dollars (but again it is inferior in every other respect), so if the bugout was released at a $60 pricepoint, it would be reasonable to buy it, but as it stands it's overpriced by 40-50%.

Really appreciate your “physical” review of this knife. The fact that you actually put it to use and physical accomplished tasks with it. I get so tired of these table top reviews in which the reviewer just goes on and on……..
I don’t own a Benchmade, but this model has caught my eye. It takes a lot for me to drop over a hundred dollars on a knife. This knife is unique enough in design and function in a practical since that I’m compelled to own it, specially after your review. Thanks

I really do like this knife, perhaps my favorite in the present Benchmade line-up, and I think it would make for a perfect urban EDC folder. I certainly wouldn't take it on a camping trip, or pound the shit out of it to split wood. Unfortunately, I think the knife is way overpriced – at half that amount, perhaps. Nowadays, there's just too many similar knives that serve the same purpose at a fraction of the cost. For example: the K-Bar Dozier. 🤔

#DropForgedSurvival I really don't see this as an outdoor/backpacking knife, but it does look like a great EDC blade. I would rather use my grizzle ridge for hiking/camping and keep the Bugout for EDC.

Doesn't really look like a ''backpack folding knife'' to me, I'd prefer stronger and tougher knives for that.

This feels more like a perfect EDC.

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