Most people can make do with a standard EDC knife offering. And there are definitely a ton of options out there worth carrying. But if you’re the type who’s looking to elevate your gear to a higher level, you might want to invest in something just a bit more special — like Benchmade’s new 535-191 Bugout.
This folding blade is based on one of the brand’s most popular models which, as you might guess from its name, is as good for everyday carry as it is included in an emergency kit. But this edition has some very special materials that have gone into its construction, including a Munin pattern Damasteel 3.24″ blade mated to a handle made from ghost carbon fiber with PVD-coated liners. The whole thing is finished off with blue-anodized titanium barrel spacers and matching thumb studs, making for a cutting tool that’s as elegant as it is effective. It will be available soon for $750 a piece.