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Considering how similar this is to the 535 Bugout, Has anyone on here asked for one in 3v yet? If not, Benchmade, can we get one? It could be pink and I'd buy one.
How is it? I figured it would be like a slightly more butt heavy Bugout.
It’s nice. I took it fishing today and cleared some small branches, cut a bunch of 50lb braided line and carved a little. The blade is sharp but it’s a very toothy edge.
I don’t usually go for Tantos but I find it useful to have essentially four cutting areas being the belly, the front edge, the point where they meet and of course the tip. Also, with the extra mass around the tip it certainly instills confidence in being a little more durable than say a clip point.
All in all, I like the 3V.. it’s tough. The belly Benchmade gave the blade doesn’t lend itself to the usual Tanto complaints about effective edge length.
It balances on my finger right at the axis lock. It’s so light you can barely even notice any weight anywhere, honestly. I wish the scales had a little palm swell to them because it is incredibly thin. I’m so used to the Para 3, and the Bailout makes it feel like a chubby kid. I’m looking forward to the aftermarket scales in the near future.
I’m if out in the sticks but want to stay light I’ll grab the Bailout. However, I have a few great EDC blades that I prefer in other situations. With that said, the Bailout is now one of those great blades, unique to its own special situation.. and I enjoy carrying it!