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Trending: Benchmade 533 Mini Bugout

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Mikey Bautista
Trending: Benchmade 533 Mini Bugout

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The original Benchmade Bugout was one of the community’s favorite production knives in recent times, and in 2020 they’ve sized things down even further to make for an excellent compact EDC knife with the Mini Bugout. In this smaller edition, the premium DLC-coated CPM-S30V stainless steel drop-point blade measures just 2.82" long and deploys via Benchmade's signature AXIS lock, and and Grivory handles help keep the weight down to 1.5 oz. You get two striking colorways with the Mini Bugout, and it sets itself apart as one of the most lightweight folding knives you can pack today.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (1 total)

Christophe Filipi ·
Got this one. It's a greaaaat EDC knife. Perfect with custom scales. My only complaint would be the only 2 colours available. But I really love the smaller size