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Benchmade B535BK-4 BUGOUT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Benchmade B535BK-4 BUGOUT folding knife
Version reviewed: 535BK-4 BUGOUT

Relatively lightweight, strong, beautiful.


  • Lightweight for what it is.
  • Blade keeps an edge for a very long time.
  • All metal, no flex at all like some plastic handle versions.
  • Reliable
  • Strong


  • Price
  • Blade came sharpened in a not uniformed well fasion.







Knives and camping are two things in my mind that are simply intertwined. I carry a knife wherever I go. There are so many to choose from and over the years I have ended up with a collection. This 535BK-4 BUGOUT though is the one I always carry now. I can depend on it to be sharp and do exactly what I need. 

I have not sharpened the blade since I got it about 2 years ago now. It's not surgical razor sharp any longer but sharp enough to do anything I need. I will be sharpening it in the future soon though.

I've never felt like this knife has failed in anything I have needed to use it for. It feels solid in hand and is easy to grip. There are so many knives out there to choose from.  I could take bigger and add more weight but increase what I can do, smaller and decrease what I can do. This knife seems to fit perfectly into the backpacking edc category for me though.

I feel no need to carry another knife, this one does everything I need and looks beautiful while doing it.


I have so many knives I can't even count now. Birthdays, Xmas gifts, and just ones that I have bought over the years looking for the perfect knife.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250 with shipping.

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Price MSRP: $300.00
Current Retail: $270.00
Historic Range: $270.00-$270.99
Reviewers Paid: $250.00
Blade Length 3.24" | 8.23cm
Blade Thickness 0.09" | 2.286mm
Open Length 7.46" | 18.95cm
Closed Length 4.22" | 10.72cm
Handle Thickness 0.41" | 10.46mm
Weight 2.50 oz | 70.87 g
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