Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive - 535-1903

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Part #: BM5351903 | Benchmade Knives
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Description
BM5351903: 535-1903 Bugout | Benchmade Design - KnifeCenter Exclusive Red Battlewash
Benchmade

The KnifeCenter Exclusive Benchmade Bugout in Red Battlewash is available to be shipped internationally.

Learn more about the new Battlewash™ Finish

Haven't found a Bugout colorway that suits you yet? Well, Benchmade has got another flavor up their sleeve to throw in the mix and we're very excited for this finish. The 535-1903 is their first knife to features their Battlewash handle finish, in addition to matching red accents on the thumb studs and barrel spacers. It's as if the knife is completely red but on top is a black coating that is starting to wear and allow the red to poke through. This is similar to Spyderco's Zome finish and it completely transforms the look of the brand new handle and it will only get better with age. This KnifeCenter Exclusive is available with a CPM-S30V blade in either black Cerakote or satin finish.

Features

  • AXIS lock
  • Drop point satin blade
  • CPM-S30V premium stainless steel (58-60HRC)
  • Red Battlewash Grivory handle with red anodized aluminum barrel spacers
  • Lightweight DLC-coated titanium AXIS bar, red anodized aluminum thumb stud, oversized lanyard hole, and reversible mini deep-carry pocket clip
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.24" (8.23 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.090" (2.286 mm)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.45" (11.43 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Weight: 1.87 oz. (53.01 g)
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.46" (18.95 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4.22" (10.72 cm)
  • Class: Blue
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 610953197476

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusiverated 4.800 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jason
New Mexico
Feb 10, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Pocket Clip
Very nice light weight EDC
This is a review of the Knifecenter exclusive version. I don't have any other Bugouts. I purchased this as an EDC blade on the advice of a friend. I was a bit leery because I'm not a big fan of grivory. I always feel like it's too slick. When I received it I was really surprised at how light it was. That's a big plus.It literally felt like nothing was in my pocket. I caught myself checking to see if I lost it. I tried to use it for every little task I found. And both my son and I love the colors.Right away I was really disappointed in the pocket clip. The deep carry was nice but how it bends up and around to accomplish that was uncomfortable. It left a sore spot on my hand after a few uses. My Osborne never did that. I actually ended up replacing the clip with a more traditional one from an old AXIS Auto I can no longer use. It feels so much better in a tight grip now.The blade itself was very sharp out of the box, as I have come to expect from Benchmade. No play, and very solid lockup. The AXIS system is a favorite of mine for that reason. However opening and closing felt gritty and rough. I've read another review where they said they blade fell closed. Mine definitely didn't. It was very tight with no free movement when the lock was disengaged. I worked on opening and closing it for a number of days. I went through a few hundred repetitions with no improvement. I ended up polishing the surfaces on the bearing side of the blade where the lock bar runs and it moves quite smoothly now. Basically I gave it a trigger job. Is the Bugout my favorite? No. Will I put it in my EDC rotation? Yes.Would I recommend it to someone? Not for the price. For $40 more you can get the Benchmade Osborne which is far superior IMO. Or don't get the exclusive version and get a regular one.
Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive
rated 5 stars out of 5
Kyle
Grand Island, NE
Oct 09, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Easily Best Bugout Ever!
The new finish is a fantastic look and the red/black is just a full slate of badassery! Especially the red thumb stud and standoffs. KC seems to always nail it w/ their exclusives - also have their wood handled spyderco models - keep up the fantastic work!! What's next?
Benchmade Bugout AXIS Folding Knife 3.24" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Red Battlewash Grivory Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive
rated 5 stars out of 5
Byron
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Oct 08, 2019
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Love it
Smooth action, lightweight, great feel in the hand. Also is noticeably thin in your hand. Really enjoying the action on this and it looks fantastic.
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