535 Bugout Variants

Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Messages
591
Obviously ignoring custom shop models, I've been surprised at the number of 535 variants that have come out so far. I pity the person wanting to collect them all as I suspect this list is just going to grow with time. I've not added the Dealers' names on the exclusives as I'm not sure all of them are supporting members here.

535 Regular production, satin S30V, Blue Grivory (-S version also)
535GRY-1 Regular production, coated S30V, Ranger Green Grivory (-S version also)
535BK-2 Regular production, coated S30V, Black CF Elite (-S version also)
535-3 Regular production, satin S90V, carbon fibre scales
535BK-4 Regular production, coated M390, aluminium scales
535-191 Gold Class, Damasteel, inlayed carbon fibre scales
535-1901 Limited Edition, satin 20CV, Jade G10
535-1902 Dealer exclusive, coated S30V, Black Grivory
535-1903 Dealer exclusive, satin and coated (BK) S30V, Battlewash Grivory
535BK-2001 International Limited Edition, coated S30V, Red Grivory
535-2002 Dealer exclusive, satin and coated (BK) 20CV, Grey G10
535xx-2101 Dealer exclusives, black (BK), grey (GR) and FDE (FE) coated M4, OD Green G10
535OR-2103 Dealer exclusive, coated S30V, Dark Grey Grivory

Anything I'm missing? Looking at the numbering convention, there might be an interesting 535xx-2102 coming? @Benchmade?
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 6, 2021
Messages
1
there are over 75 variants of the 940. The only thing holding back the 535 is the custom shop not duplicating models.
 
Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Messages
591
Would it be too much to ask for the photos?;)

I thought about that ... the regular production models you can see anywhere - limited editions as follows (unless otherwise noted, all images pulled from the Benchmade Forum)

535-191


535-1901


535BK-1902


535-1903


535BK-2001


535-2002


535xx-2101 BK and GR (photo credit JonesE)


535FE-2101 “Desert Warrior” (SMKW image)


535OR-2103
 
Last edited:

Random Dan

Gold Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2012
Messages
1,316
Same as Spyderco is doing with the PM2. When they get a model that turns out to be a big hit they gotta wring every last bit of sales out of it.
 
Joined
Jan 15, 2017
Messages
172
Does anyone know if BHQ is getting more uncoated 20cv Bugouts? I see they restocked the coated version.
 

DMG

Gold Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2005
Messages
535
Obviously ignoring custom shop models, I've been surprised at the number of 535 variants that have come out so far. I pity the person wanting to collect them all as I suspect this list is just going to grow with time. I've not added the Dealers' names on the exclusives as I'm not sure all of them are supporting members here.

535 Regular production, satin S30V, Blue Grivory (-S version also)
535GRY-1 Regular production, coated S30V, Ranger Green Grivory (-S version also)
535BK-2 Regular production, coated S30V, Black CF Elite (-S version also)
535-3 Regular production, satin S90V, carbon fibre scales
535-4 Regular production, coated M390, aluminium scales
535-191 Gold Class, Damasteel, inlayed carbon fibre scales
535-1901 Limited Edition, satin 20CV, Jade G10
535-1902 Dealer exclusive, coated S30V, Black Grivory
535-1903 Dealer exclusive, satin and coated S30V, Battlewash Grivory
535BK-2001 International Limited Edition, coated S30V, Red Grivory
535-2002 Dealer exclusive, satin and coated 20CV, Grey G10
535GY -2101 Dealer exclusive, coated M4, OD Green G10
535OR-2103 Dealer exclusive, coated S30V, Dark Grey Grivory

Anything I'm missing? Looking at the numbering convention, there might be an interesting 535xx-2102 coming? @Benchmade?


It is ok to mention non-supporting dealers. Just no links.
 

JonesE

Gold Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2015
Messages
615
So I recently picked up a SMKW Bugout in trade, I didn’t see it listed above so I thought I would mention it here in this thread. So here is a quick pic of the two exclusives currently available. 535BK-2101 and 535GY-2101. The Gray was mentioned above, but I didn’t see the Black mentioned.

 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Messages
591
Thanks JonesE JonesE , I wasn’t aware of the black version. I’ve updated the first post. Can I use your image in the post with the images?
 

JonesE

Gold Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2015
Messages
615
Thanks JonesE JonesE , I wasn’t aware of the black version. I’ve updated the first post. Can I use your image in the post with the images?

Hi psquared, you are more than welcome to use the pic. Thanks for maintaining this thread.

JonesE
 
Joined
Mar 24, 2011
Messages
3
1 - 535 Bugout Prototype - May 2017
2 - 535 Bugout First Production - July 2017
3 - 535 Bugout - 2017
4 - 535S Bugout - 2017
5 - 535GRY-1 Bugout First Production - April 2018
6 - 535GRY-1 Bugout - 2018
7 - 535SGRY-1 Bugout - 2018
8 - 535-191 Bugout Prototype - ?
9 - 535-191 Bugout - January 2019
10 - 535BK-1902 Bugout - July 2019
11 - 535-1901 Bugout Prototype - August 2019
12 - 535-1903 Bugout - September 2019
13 - 535BK-1903 Bugout - September 2019
14 - 535BK-2 Bugout Prototype - October 2019
15 - 535-1901 Bugout - November 2019
16 - 535BK-2 Bugout First Production - January 2020
17 - 535BK-2 Bugout - 2020
18 - 535SBK-2 Bugout - 2020
19 - 535BK-2001 - May 2020
20 - 535-2002 - August 2020
21 - 535BK-2002 - August 2020
22 - 535-3 Bugout Prototype - June 2020
23 - 535BK-4 Bugout Prototype - November 2020
24 - 535-3 Bugout First Production - January 2021
25 - 535-3 Bugout - 2021
26 - 535BK-4 Bugout First Production - January 2021
27 - 535BK-4 Bugout - 2021
28 - 535OR-2103 - March 2021
29 - 535GY-2101 - March 2021
30 - 535BK-2101 - March 2021
31 - 535FE-2101 - April 2021

31 variations :)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Messages
591
A Desert Warrior 535xx-2101 drops at SMKW on Friday
Interesting, multiple blade colours with the same handle. I wonder how many of each they ordered and which ones are selling quickest. I’m happy with my grey one.

I’ve updated the first post and will fix once I see what the “xx” is, FDE?
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2021
Messages
4
I'm typically not an OD green guy and I didn't have a Bugout in my collection (even though I'm a lefty and they're ambi) but when I saw the OD green/gray Cerakote variant I had to have it. I guess its my Goldilock's Bugout.
 
Joined
Sep 11, 2014
Messages
2,683
I'm typically not an OD green guy and I didn't have a Bugout in my collection (even though I'm a lefty and they're ambi) but when I saw the OD green/gray Cerakote variant I had to have it. I guess its my Goldilock's Bugout.

If you mean the 535GRY-1 that's Chromium Nitride coating (PVD), which is considerably more durable than Cerakote.
 
Joined
Apr 24, 2020
Messages
96
Is there a version that meets the following criteria?
- Uncoated blade
- Black handle
- All black hardware (no color accents)
 

Pilot1

Gold Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2005
Messages
2,046
I'd like to get several of these variants. Thanks for the lists guys. It's a great little knife
 
Native XF ad, Below bottom BC
Top