The Benchmade Mini Bugout is a super light-weight and affordable pocket knife, made in the US. The 533 Bugout is designed for hikers who pay attention to every gram. With 45 grams and a 7.1 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. Slightly smaller than the normal Bugout, but still great as an EDC pocket knife.
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 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. Just a little lighter.
The Benchmade 533 Bailout 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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