The Benchmade Bugout International Exclusive 535BK-2001 Crimson Red is a light-weight and affordable pocket knife, made in the United States. 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 great when preparing food, making feathersticks to start a fire, and when opening packages.
This version of the Bugout is very unique. It is namely an International Exclusive. This version of Benchmade's famous pocket knife is enhanced with a crimson handle and thumb stud. The blade is enhanced with a matt black cerakote coating. It protects the blade from rust.
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 handle of the Benchmade 535 Bugout is made from Grivory. 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 fitted the Bugout with a titanium variant. Even lighter.
The Benchmade 535BK-2001 Bugout is enhanced with a slightly shorter deep-carry pocket clip. Less steel means less weight: another detail Benchmade thought carefully about. You can, of course, place the clip on both sides to make sure left and right-handed users can easily use the knife.
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