535 Bugout Variants

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Is there a version that meets the following criteria?
- Uncoated blade
- Black handle
- All black hardware (no color accents)
You would have thought this, or something very similar (probably satin hardware), would be the basic stock version but no. You’ll need to head to the custom shop to get a “normal” Bugout and you’ll pay full MSRP rather than MAP or less.

The Knife Centre Exclusive was probably closest to what you want but they are long gone.
 
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You would have thought this, or something very similar (probably satin hardware), would be the basic stock version but no. You’ll need to head to the custom shop to get a “normal” Bugout and you’ll pay full MSRP rather than MAP or less.

The Knife Centre Exclusive was probably closest to what you want but they are long gone.

Yeah. It's baffling. I could maybe have understood wanting "edgy" color schemes, when it was originally released. It's very surprising to me that they haven't released a less conspicuous office/urban oriented version. I suspect that a lot of people, like myself, are turned off by the fact that there isn't standard production model with uncoated blade and all black handle + hardware.
 

JonesE

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I am surprised they haven’t done this yet. Maybe a vendor could do some urban carry exclusives with denim, khaki, and black G10. Spyderco did something similar with the Kahr Arms Delica. It’s an awesome idea that Benchmade should look into.

JonesE
 
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I've had the mini bug out for over a year now and just love the lil guy. I just had to order the regular size in standard blue last night! I'm tardy to the party I know....
 

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I’m looking forward to the m390/aluminum version that’s going to be out, it looks amazing and I don’t have any m390
 
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New variants have been added to the Benchmade Custom Knife Builder - CPM-S90V and Ladder pattern Damasteel, Carbon Fiber and Titanium.
 

Paddyhasthecakes

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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 :)
32- 535bk-2201
 

zippifish

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535-2201 Worksharp Exclusive added to posts 1 and 5

It would really be nice if Benchmade actually told anyone about new models ...
 
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