Survival Gear Review: Benchmade Bugout Knife

Benchmade makes plenty of great bugout-worthy knives, but for Benchmade to actually name one of their blades the “Bugout” must mean something more. I had heard of the bugout Axis folding knife before I ever held one, which was precisely five minutes before I bought one. And as an FYI, Benchmade writes bugout as one word rather than two words, so I will follow their naming convention. The Benchmade bugout Axis Folding Knife, known in Benchmade circles as the 535, is much lighter than what I thought Benchmade would call a bugout knife. I was thinking something more along the lines of the Benchmande Adamas folding knife.

By Doc Montana, contributing author to SHTFblog and Survival Cache

But I guess they already have that. And so do I. The Adamas is a tank of a knife. A buttery smooth tank, but still one nonetheless. So during my initial testing of the Benchmade Bugout, I also packed along the Benchmade Adamas for reference. The Adamas is in a completely different class than the Bugout. As a folder, the Adamas wanders deeply into the territory and performance of a stout fixed blade knife. The Bugout, however, has very little in common with its fixed blade cousins. Things the Bugout


Originally posted on Survival Cache