The Benchmade Bugout is a super light-weight and affordable pocket knife, made in the US. The 535 Bugout is designed for hikers who pay attention to every gram. With 55 grams and an 8.2 cm blade, this knife is definitely the answer they have been looking for. The Bugout is ideal for preparing food, feather sticks to light your fire and opening packages. This version in Ranger Green has a less striking appearance than the bright blue original Bugout. The matte DLC coating also protects the blade even better against corrosion.
The blade is made from CPM S30V steel with a hardness of 58-60 HRC. With a very thin edge. Perfectly sharpened for peeling an apple. CPM S30V is very stainless and retains its sharpness very well. It is also easy to sharpen. The serrated part is perfect when cutting through high-fibre materials.
Grivory was chosen for the handle of the Benchmade 535 Bugout. A light-weight type of plastic that is remarkably strong for its weight. For the firmness around the lock, Benchmade has fitted steel liners at the front of the handle. Normally, the Axis lock is equipped with a steel latch. To save weight, Benchmade has enhanced the Bugout with a titanium version. Just a little lighter.
The Benchmade 535 Bugout is enhanced with a slightly shorter deep-carry pocket clip. Less steel means less weight: another detail that was carefully thought through. You are, of course, able to place the clip on both sides to make it the perfect knife for both left and right-handed use.