Out-the-front knives are ideal for quick blade deployment. Everyday Carry checked out the Benchmade Shootout, an automatic OTF knife with a single-edge 3.51″ tanto blade made from durable CPM CRU-WEAR stainless tool steel. Its textured CF-Elite polymer handle offers a firm grip. Be sure to check your local knife laws.
The 535-3 Bugout retains the light weight that Benchmade is known for, while leaning in with next-level performance and design that isn’t strictly for the backcountry. Made in Oregon, the 3.24” blade has a milled carbon-fiber handle, premium S90V steel, signature blue highlights, and a lifetime warranty.