Benchmade's collection of customizable pocket knives just welcomed a new member: the Bugout. Originally designed with gram-counting backpackers and campers in mind, it's a classic folding design that features a 3.24-inch drop-point blade, but it weighs under two ounces. That fact, plus the inclusion of Benchmade's switch-style Axis lock, has earned it a mass following over just a few years.
Benchmade's customizer lets you adjust nearly every aspect of the knife. Select a plain or partially serrated blade and choose from a menu of high-end steels that includes S30V, 20CV or M4. Add a laser-etched pattern or text. Swap out different handle materials and their colors. You can even select the color of the screws and thumb stud.
Benchmade says there are 414,720 possible combinations that cost from $170 to $240, but they might as well say "endless." The good news is that if you're intent on trying them all, the visualizer is fast, easy and fun to mess around with. So much so that you might not want to start designing your own Bugout until after the workday ends — you might be at it for a while.