The Benchmade Bugout 535 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 a 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.
The blade is made of 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 it yourself.
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 catch. To save weight, Benchmade has fitted the Bugout with a titanium variant. Just a little lighter.
The Benchmade 535 Bugout has a slightly shorter deep-carry pocket clip than most models. Less steel means less weight: another detail Benchmade thought carefully about. 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.
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Yoann Le lardic, Lorient
Tuesday 12 January 2021
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