April 23, 2021

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Benchmade 535-3 Bugout

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The newest variant of the venerable Benchmade Bugout is here and this carbon fiber beauty will be launching tomorrow (Thursday 2/18).

Quickly after its inception four years ago, the Bugout family achieved unmatched dominance as the premier ultralight EDC pocket knife. Now, the Bugout is receiving an elite upgrade in the form of the all-new 535-3 model. This new variant is spec’d out with a milled carbon-fiber handle, premium S90V super steel, and signature blue anodized hardware. The gorgeous drop point blade shape, ambidextrous AXIS lock mechanism and lightweight mini deep carry clip are all carried over to this model AND it maintains the oh-so-satisfying ‘pop’ when you flick it open.


The 535-3 Bugout retains the lightweight nature the Bugout family is known for, while pushing performance and design aesthetics to the next level. Still ready for any adventure, but with a designed appearance and materials that are not strictly for the backcountry. And of course, all the notable aspects that set Benchmade apart apply to this model as well… made in Oregon, hand assembled, and a lifetime warranty.
Feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions or if you are interested in a test/evaluation for a story!
Benchmade 535-3 Bugout – $300
Blade Length – 3.24”
Open Length – 7.46”
Weight – 2.02oz

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