Benchmade 535-3 Bugout Knife

The Benchmade Knife Company is known for producing American-made knives of superior quality and craftsmanship. Building on the success of its ultralight Bugout series, this new carbon fiber folder stands as the strongest sibling in the Bugout family.

Made for the outdoor adventurer who demands lightweight high performance from their blade, the 535-3 Bugout comes with a contoured carbon fiber handle and a blade made of premium S90V super steel.

When I set out to find a new EDC knife, I wanted something that thrived during daily use at home, on the trail, and in the camp kitchen. I set my sights on the 535-3 Bugout.

First off, this knife is fancy. From its premium materials to its clean design, it’s essentially what I visualize when I think of an excellent EDC knife.

I’ve gotten a lot of use out of this knife at home and on the trail this spring. I love the feel and carry of it. It balances well in hand, and the long-term edge hold of the S90V steel blade is impressive. And the blue accents give it a satisfying look.

If you’re on the lookout for a versatile, well-balanced, and capable EDC folder, I would highly recommend this knife. Yes, it’s expensive; but for what you get for the price, it’s a great value.