Benchmade Bugout vs Mini Bugout

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Folding Knives Benchmade Bugout Benchmade Mini Bugout
Review Rating 92%
Review Rating 90%
Overall Length 7.46" (189mm) 7.46" 7.46" 6.49" (165mm) 6.50" 6.49" 6.50"
Closed Length 4.22" (107mm) 4.22 3.70" (94mm) 3.704" (94mm)
Blade Length 3.24" (82mm) 3.24 3.24" 3.24" 2.82" (72mm) 2.875" 2.82" 3.00" 2.875"
Blade Thickness 0.09" (2mm) .09" (2mm) .090" (2mm) 0.09" 0.09" 0.09" (2mm) .09" (2mm) 0.09" 0.41" 0.09"
Blade Steel S90V M390 S30V Damasteel S30V
Blade Finish Satin Cerakote DLC Coated DLC Satin
Handle Material Carbon Fiber Aluminum CF Elite Carbon Fiber & C-Tek Grivory Polymer CF-Elite Titanium Copper G-10 Brass G-10 CF-Elite Grivory Micarta Carbon Fiber Titanium Grivory
Pocket Clip Yes, right or left hand, tip up Yes, deep carry tip up, right or left Tip-Up Tip-Up Yes, right or left hand, tip up Tip-Up Tip-Up
Lock Type Axis Bar Lock Bar Lock Axis Bar Lock Bar Lock
Weight 2.02oz 2.5oz 1.8oz 2.1oz 1.85oz 2.10 oz. 2.50 oz. 1.85 oz. 1.80 oz. 2.02 oz. 4.14 oz. 2.87 oz. 4.31 oz. 2.17 oz. 4.27 oz. 1.91 oz. 5.31 oz. 2.17 oz. 1.5oz 1.50 oz. 2.10 oz. Unknown 1.67 oz. 1.50 oz.
Country of Origin USA USA USA USA
Blade Style Drop Point Drop Point Drop Point Drop Point
Blade Edge Serrated Plain
Blade Material CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC Damascus Bohler M390 CPM S30V CPM S90V CPM 20CV CPM 20CV CPM S30V CPM S90V CPM S30V
Blade Type Drop Point
Total length 7.46
Blade Color Silver/Gray Blue
Cutting Edge 3.00" 3.00" 2.625" 2.75" 2.625"
Blade width 1.00" 1.00" 0.88" 0.88"
Hardness 58-60 RC 58-60 HRC 58-60 RC 59-61 RC 58-60 HRC
Blade Grind Flat Flat Flat Flat
Finish Damascus Black Gray Satin Stonewash Satin Satin Black Stonewash Satin
Edge Type Plain Serrated Plain Plain Plain
Handle Length 4.22" 4.22" 3.71" 3.75" 3.71"
Handle Width 1.00" 1.00" 0.875" 1.00" 0.875"
Handle Thickness 0.45" 0.41" 0.42" 0.42" 0.42" 0.41" 0.42"
Color Black Gray Green, Tan Blue Brass Copper Jade Orange Red Gray Orange Black White Tan Green Black, Gray Gray Orange
Frame/Liner Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
User Right Hand, Left Hand Right Hand Right Hand, Left Hand Right Hand, Left Hand Right Hand, Left Hand
Knife Type Manual Manual Manual Manual
Opener Thumb Stud Thumb Stud Thumb Stud Thumb Stud
Model Bugout Bugout Mini Bugout Mini Bugout
Model Number 535-191 535BK-4 535GRY-1 535BK-2 535-3 535S 535SGRY-1 535SBK-2 535-1901 535-2002 533 533BK-2 533BK-1 533-3 533
Best Use Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry Everyday Carry, Tactical Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry Camp/Hike, Everyday Carry
Product Type Knife Knife Knife Knife
Brand Benchmade Benchmade
MSRP $235.00 $150.00
Used Price $164.50 $105.00
Sale Price $199.75 $135.00

Folding Knives Descriptions

Benchmade Bugout

In 2017, Benchmade shook the knife world with the release of the Bugout. It was the knife people didn't know they were searching for. It was simple, utilitarian, Ergonomic, lightweight, had an ambidextrous lock and opener, and was made with quality materials. In the yeARS since, the Bugout has become one of the best-selling Knives in history. Benchmade truly made the Bugout a knife for everyone, and no collection is complete without one.The Benchmade Bugout comes in two sizes and a multitude of colors, and has great aftermarket customization options as well.

Benchmade Mini Bugout

The Benchmade Mini Bugout pocket knife is built with an orange Grivory handle and a satin finished blade with a plain cutting edge. It's all you love about the Bugout, but smaller.The Benchmade Mini Bugout offers a lightweight, Ergonomic build designed with everyday carry and general outdoor use in mind. Its high-performance CPM-S30V blade sports a partial swedge to provide a finer point, and comes fitted with orange anodized dual thumb studs for easy one-handed operation. The comfortable Grivory handle has been textured on either side for added grip without being abrasive. Comes complete with an oversized lanyard hole and reversible deep-carry clip for convenient EDC. Features: CPM-S30V blade steel for excellent edge retention, corrosion resistance, and cutting performance. Dual thumb studs, reversible pocket clip, and AXIS® lock mechanism offer a fully ambidextrous build. Lightly textured Grivory handle provides a secure grip and lightweight build.

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