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New Ultralight! The 537 Bailout

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by halden.doerge, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Looks like Benchmade just dropped a video on this new release via instagram. Looks like a pretty cool tactical version of the Bugout in 3V! Tantos aren't my cup of tea, but this looks pretty cool nonetheless. I hope its a sign of many more models to come in this ultralight platform.

  2. godzilla78


    Jan 30, 2014
    It looks great, not too Tanto’y so may try one.
    3V too
  3. billym


    Jan 8, 2006
    Beat me to it.
    Bugout's Tactical brother? Handle looks like a 535/530 hybrid.
  4. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Nice. Hopefully the Bugout gets the 3v treatment (non tanto).
    Gideons, cashville and halden.doerge like this.
  5. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    That would be pretty fantastic indeed. Fingers crossed!
  6. swiftjustice90


    Feb 3, 2018
    Any idea on release date?
  7. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    I'm very into that. I like tantos, thin blades and grinds, and I want to try 3V in a folder, so this looks perfect.
    1AbominAble1 likes this.
  8. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    One thing though: what's with everybody using two hands to open the knife in the promo video?
  9. Knicked Digits

    Knicked Digits

    Dec 24, 2016
    Not a tango guy, but that thing looks beast!
  10. kickert


    Jan 1, 2019
    April 26
  11. kickert


    Jan 1, 2019
    I would prefer a glass breaker on the end as opposed to the webbing loop / pry bar they have on it.
  12. wroughndt

    wroughndt Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    This is so disappointing! I love this knife, the Tanto, 3V.... but they coated the blade. At least go DLC if you insist on coating it.
    Gideons likes this.
  13. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    Interesting...might have to try that one out :thumbsup:
  14. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Ugh, I'm all in except for the tanto. Pass for me......
    Cypress likes this.
  15. Gideons


    Dec 9, 2015
    I like the handle design on the Bailout. I hope Bugout platform gets 3V also. Benchmade really needs to start putting a DLC coating on their blades, competitors have been using it for years. Not sure what I think of a deep carry clip with a aluminium pry bar sticking out.
  16. Ruudr


    Jul 1, 2010
    Like it that they use 3V. Make it a bit smaller with a drop point blade and I will buy it in a instant!
  17. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
    Not to shabby but I sense an unreasonable price tag...
  18. Gideons


    Dec 9, 2015
    DLT has it for $144.50. To me, that seems reasonable.
    FullMetalJackass likes this.
  19. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
    To each their own perception. But if you include tax and shipping, we're talking somewhere about $150 USD.

    According to my own scale of value, $150 or $200 canadian (eh!) is an absolute ripoff for a mundane steel, polymer slabs with a fancy name and a durability that probably won't exceed a couple days of farm/camp use.

    It looks definitely tactilol tho, I'm sure it will be a conversation starter at the coffee machine =)
    357snubnose and wardcleaver like this.
  20. BenchMEDAL

    BenchMEDAL Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    What kind of coating did they utilize?
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2019

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