Benchmade Bugout
Benchmade Bugout AXIS Lock Knife Aircraft Aluminum (3.2″ Black) 535BK-4

Benchmade Bugout AXIS Lock Knife Aircraft Aluminum (3.2″ Black) 535BK-4



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    Bohler M390
  • Blade Style:
    Drop Point
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  • Weight:
    2.50 oz.
  • User:
    Right Hand, Left Hand
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  • Opener:
    Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:
    Crossbar Lock
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  • Best Use:
    Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
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Benchmade Bugout Overview

Benchmade Bugout


  • Black Cerakote drop point blade made of Bohler M390 stainless steel.
  • Dual maroon-finished titanium thumb studs with bronze pivot washers.
  • Textured aluminum handle scales over nested steel liners.
  • Safe, strong, and ambidextrous AXIS-Lock mechanism.
  • Reversible mini deep-carry pocket clip and oversized lanyard hole.


In 2017, Benchmade shook the knife world with the release of the Bugout. It was the knife people didn’t know they were searching for. It was simple, utilitarian, ergonomic, lightweight, had an ambidextrous lock and also opener, and was made with quality materials.

In the years since, the Benchmade Bugout has become one of the best-selling knives in history. Benchmade truly made the Bugout a knife for everyone, and no collection is complete without one.

The Benchmade Bugout comes in two sizes and a multitude of colors, and also has great aftermarket customization options as well.

FAQ On Benchmade Bugout

  • Is Benchmade Bugout really worth it?

Is the Benchmade Bugout worth it? The Benchmade Bugout is worth it. It costs a lot of money but so does the finer things in life. If you’re looking for a knife that will last you multiple years the Bugout is that knife.

  • Why is the Bugout so popular?

Utility. One thing that many fans have noted is that the Bugout feels like a knife that wants to be used. Not only do its price and materials make it approachable, but they also make it more of a workhorse than a showpiece (although it is plenty nice to look at).

  • What kind of lock is on a Benchmade bugout?
Benchmade Knives: 535 Bugout - AXIS® Lock - S30V


Made for everyone from the modern adventurer to the everyday knife enthusiast, the Bugout is defined by its combination of ultralight design and also high-end performance. Benchmade’s ambidextrous AXIS Lock is the perfect mechanism to deploy this 3.24″ blade of Crucible CPM-S30V stainless steel.

  • How sharp is the Benchmade Bugout?
Benchmade Mini Bugout Sharpness Testing

Description of Sharpness Test Results

The Benchmade Mini Bugout sharpness test results were roughly what we expected with this type of knife and the sharpening done at the factory. The sharper (189 grams) test results in the middle of the blade indicate that the knife has the potential to be quite sharp.

  • What is the best angle to sharpen a Benchmade bugout?

It’s usually between 17-22 DPS though. Here’s how to find it: color the bevels in with sharpie. Then clamp the knife and set the angle somewhere in the middle, maybe 20dps. Now lightly trace the knifes bevel with the stone.

FAQ On Pocket Knife

  • What is the point of carrying a pocket knife?

Carrying a knife makes it easier to cut tape, cut string, cut trailing threads on clothing, open boxes, open clamshell packaging, cut/strip wires, prepare food like fruits and vegetables, open mail/envelopes, open food packaging, cut paper when scissors are absent, cut zip ties, cut tubing, remove tags from new.

  • What are the 3 blades on a pocket knife for? : Buck Knives 371 Stockman 3-Blade Pocket Knife ...

The three blades handle a variety of tasks: the clip point blade is perfect for detail work, the spey blade allows you to perform skinning or sweeping knife strokes, and she sheepsfoot blade provides a clean cut, especially on a flat cutting surface.

  • Can a pocket knife protect you?

For some, a knife offers all the self-defense they need. With the many options available, a knife can prove the perfect weapon for self-protection. In many cases, a folding knife is the choice because of easier concealment. However, with just a little effort, a fixed blade knife also can prove effective.

  • What age is appropriate for a pocket knife?

Between 5 and 7 years old

A good general age range for supervised knife use is somewhere between 5 and 7 years old. Buy a first time knife, explain how to properly use a knife, and only let them use the knife while you are instructing and watching carefully.

  • Are pocket knives practical?

The utility of a pocket knife is obvious—cutting food, rope, packaging, and who knows what else, but they’re also handy for opening boxes, scraping off stickers, pruning shrubs, digging in the dirt, cleaning fish, and whatever else might require an all-purpose tool.

FAQ On Benchmade Knives

  • What’s special about Benchmade knives?

Benchmade Knives is a cutlery company based out of Oregon City, Oregon specializing in high grade production knives. Benchmade is one of the most widely recognized knife manufactures and is known for making high quality knives and tools proudly made in the USA.

  • Why are Benchmades so expensive?

They use premium materials on most of their models. And they do make some good designs. On the other hand, there are other american knife companies making better products for the same or less money. Benchmade does not do great on their sharpening and often send out over heated edges.

  • How often do you need to sharpen a Benchmade knife?

Depending on use, the average knife needs to be sharpened every 1-2 months. Sharpening, is the process of restoring a damaged or dulled edge and also requires a fairly coarse abrasive such as a diamond plate, stone, or abrasive belt.

  • Do Benchmade knives rust?

But even with thorough maintenance, my Benchmade has still succumbed to the harsh Florida environment. There is always a small rust spot that forms on the edge, one that has developed just above the edge, and also rust has developed around the thumb stud.

  • Why is Benchmade so popular?

Benchmade Knives are well-known for their longevity because of their materials and design. This quality standard ensures you can enjoy your blade for years without worrying about its durability or safety. Also, these knives are easy to sharpen and maintain, allowing you to keep them in good condition for a long time.

FAQ On Stainless Steel Blade
  • Is stainless steel good for blades?

Stainless Steel knives tend to be tougher, have better durability. With the mixing of 12% of Chromium, it even becomes Corrosion resistant. Stainless Steel Knives are easy to sharpen as compared to it’s competitor carbon steel knives and are even recyclable.

  • What are the benefits of stainless steel blades?
Carbon vs Stainless Steel Knives: The Pros and Cons — The ...

The main reason stainless steel is so popular, is because its composition makes it very resistant to water and humidity. This weather resistance means that a stainless knife can be used essentially in any environment, from snow to jungles and even underwater!

  • What are the pros and cons of stainless steel knives?

They do not discolour with acidic foods. Although stainless steel knives can start to rust if handled incorrectly, rust on stainless steel is much harder to form, so for simplicity’s sake they are called stainless. The disadvantage of stainless steel knives is that they are usually not as sharp as carbon knives.

  • Do stainless steel blades rust?
Easy Way To Remove Rust From Stainless Steel Knives – Dalstrong

The truth is any steel item, especially any kitchen item, which is not being taken care of properly, is prone to develop rust. Yes, including your beautiful stainless steel knives.

  • What is the disadvantage of stainless steel?

Some Disadvantages of Stainless Steel

Being difficult to manufacture, stainless steel often comes with a steep price tag, which is the primary reason why it is so rarely utilized in certain industries, such as the automotive industry. Kitchen appliances made from stainless steel can be quite expensive as well.

  • What is the main advantage of stainless steel?

Corrosion resistance

All stainless steels have a high resistance to corrosion. Low alloyed grades resist corrosion in atmospheric conditions; highly alloyed grades can resist corrosion in most acids, alkaline solutions, and chloride bearing environments, even at elevated temperatures and also pressures.

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