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Trending: Benchmade 535-3 CF Bugout

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Mikey Bautista
Trending: Benchmade 535-3 CF Bugout

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If you’ve never held or used a Bugout before, it comes with a fair share of features that have contributed to its success as one of the most popular EDC pocket knives. The 3.24“ blade with a 3” cutting edge and versatile drop point shape comes straight from the original 535’s design, as is its use of Benchmade’s iconic AXIS lock for ease of use, secure lockup, and ambidextrous operation. On the 535-3 CF, this blade is executed in top-tier CPM-S90V steel, best known for its excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance. Its dual thumb studs come in Benchmade’s signature blue, and the edge itself is hair-popping sharp right out of the box. While there have been aftermarket carbon fiber handles for the Bugout before, on the 535-3 CF they come stock and contoured for exceptional comfort--no sharp edges, no hotspots. The nature of carbon fiber also allows these handles to be sturdy and rigid while remaining lightweight. The original 535 Bugout has cemented its place in EDCer’s pockets, and now the 535-3 CF sees it in one of its best forms yet. Pick up this premium iteration of one of the best knives you can carry at the link below.

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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 out with 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 Director of Everyday Carry Operations for the site, 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, watching movies, or speedrunning his next hobby, you’ll find him in the gym, taking care of his pug, and talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (1 total)

Jonah ·
Agh I want one... One day I'll afford it haha