If you liked the Bugout, like most people did, and thought it was a bit big or if you hoped for a genuine competitor for the Dragonfly, the Mini Bugout should be on your radar. I've used this knife for over 3 years now, edc, camping trips, fishing, you name it. The knife was announced at SHOT Show 2020 and was released three weeks later. The blade is easy to maintain and the handle is very durable. The blade is one of the more stout blades I've handled, capable of withstanding a lot of torque. No matter what there is a version of the griptillian or mini-griptillian for everyone. Folding knives have proven to perform time and time again over the years. It is an amazing price and a great knife that you could always depend on and know that it will work and do the job amazing. And of course for those who like to stand out - this knife also has a premium version, for example, with a special coating of the blade, or released in limited edition. Sharpens easily with great edge retention. Benchmade additionally holds an exclusive license on use of the McHenry / Williams "AXIS Lock", a strong, spring operated locking mechanism used in both automatic and manual action models. By placing an order the buyer represents that he or she is of legal age and that the products ordered will be used in a lawful manner. Best knife for the money in my opinion. quality still great but smaller. This Griptilian model is built with a black handle and a drop point blade with a satin finish. cough::Drop Gent::cough. And a price over $100 is pretty crazy. Compared to the drum-tight lock on my Mini Grip, the MBO is down right snappy. Just a really good solid knife. What exactly is AXIS? Here is a written review. The AXIS lock has traditionally been found on Benchmade knives. If this is your first time buying an entry level quality knife this is a good place to start. This is by far one of my go to knives. Other than that it's an exceptional knife for the price! The AXIS lock mechanism makes the knife easy to open and easy to close for right and left handers. Still a dependable knife that holds up to abuse. If you have VERY large hands this is not your knife, but I wear a medium glove and had no issues. Sweet action, the AXIS lock is amazing, and its blade shape is honestly perfect. It has amazing value for the price you pay. Then I'll be back to update. The inner workings of the Axis lock are not simple. Sheath Material: Sold Separately My review sample was purchased with my own money (out of the space bucks account). This knife is so good for EDC. Today, Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users which includes law enforcement, emergency/rescue and military personnel. The MBO looks like a knife is supoosed to look. Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC The grind on the blade is bad. I've been jonesing for a Griptilian for years now, and the new S30V upgrade meant I had to cave. Shipping costs are calculated automatically when you checkout. Class: Black, Benchmade 525SBK Mini Presidio AXIS Lock Knife, Black Combo Blade, Smith & Wesson Military and Police Knives, Benchmade 5220S Auto Presidio Ultra AXIS Lock Knife, Combo Satin Blade, Benchmade 5220SBK Auto Presidio Ultra AXIS Lock Knife, Combo Black Blade. Of course it's going to be amazing! 300 BeaverCreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045. There are no reviews for this product, to write a review click here. I got a Bencmade Griptillian in 154Cm with a coated blade and it was a trooper, the steel was amazing for any task I threw at it. Not perfect, but damn fine. The end user experience is, but the manufacturing of the lock is complicated and always has been. The tip, in particular, is much better reinforced than almost any of my other knives. Its stellar. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. However, they are now my go-to for any and all knife-related purchases so here is where I will leave my review.