533BK-2 Mini Bugout

When the 533 Mini Bugout first launched, many expected it to sport the traditional satin blade–black handle look. Instead, Benchmade threw a curveball, offering it in orange handles with a satin blade or white handles with a black blade. However, consumers didn’t have to wait long for the follow-up fastball, as the Mini Bugout is now available in an all-black package just like its bigger brother.

Measuring 6.49” open and 3.7” closed, the 533BK-2 Mini Bugout packs a punch with its 2.82” CPM-S30V steel, Black DLC blade wrapped in recently introduced black CF-Elite handles — lighter and more rigid than the previously-offered Grivory, and just 0.41” thick. Add the Mini Deep-Carry clip and the result is a pint-sized, ultralight pocketknife for $160.