The world of everyday carry is an extremely vast one, laden with everything from wallets to multi-tools (and just about any other pocket-sized gear you can imagine). The world of folding knives, while somewhat narrower in scope, is similarly overwhelming in depth, containing — and I say this without exaggeration — thousands upon thousands of available models, and that’s to say nothing of the blades that have gone out of production over the years.
The point is: with so many great knife models flooding the market, it is exceedingly difficult for any single one to really stand out against the pack. But that’s part of what makes Benchmade’s Bugout such an impressive, unique, time-tested cutting tool. Not only did it makes waves pretty quickly after its first release in 2017 (Benchmade didn’t make a big to-do, but it took off anyhow), but it’s since become a staple of the industry — spoken about with reverence amongst hobbyists and professionals alike — and has shown no signs of fading away anytime soon. Today, I’m going to look at the brief history of this knife, its cultural impact on the everyday carry and outdoor worlds and my own hands-on experience with a base model Benchmade Bugout to clarify what all the fuss is about.
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