Benchmade ColorfulFilth Edition Bugout Knife / Anodized & Cerakote Custom Titanium Scales / Black Star Pattern S30V
This EDC folding knife is built to be strong, durable, and lightweight. Ideal for the ultralight hiker/camper as well as everyday carry use, the Bugout is also an apt tool designed to be included in your Bugout kit. With a razor-sharp CPM-S30V stainless steel, star finished blade, you have the toughness of 58-60HRC as well as a Cerakote finish, which makes the blade extremely corrosion resistant.
The interesting part of the knife is how much engineering went into designing a knife to cut down on weight without sacrificing much in the name of function. We, in conjunction with ColorfulFilth (Paul Munko) have managed to bring a bit of fun and art to this utilitarian blade. Through an inhouse process we were able to not only upgrade the overall durability of this knife, but have made it stouter and still retained the light weight with full titanium scales and a titanium thumb stud. The anodized artwork is part of the scales and not merely painted on, while the black of the night sky is a hardwearing ceramic coating known as Cerakote (used on everything from industrial machines, engine pistons and gun parts). We have also designed a glow-in-the-dark custom backspacer for this collaboration. This is truly the hardest customization Northern Knives has been tasked with to date. We hope you enjoy owning the knife as much as we did developing this completely unique limited run; we feel the work speaks for itself.
NOTE: Since the blade is coated please allow a break in period for the action on the knife. It should be smooth out of the box, but please allow a couple weeks of use to allow the usual pocket slinging slickness of the Bugout to come out and play.
A word from the artist:
2020 has been a wild year for just about everyone, and I'm sure there is at least one person reading this who has thought to themselves "Man, I wish I could just leave this planet." Well space cadet, you're not alone in thinking that way. That's why for our most recent collaboration, I decided to take our focus out of the ocean and launch it straight up into orbit instead.
For the 2020 "Spaced Out Bugout", I wanted to shift the theme and explore a different artistic approach than our last two nautical themed knives. For the bugout, I wanted to go with a more retro comic book inspired depiction of deep space. On the showside, you can see our astronaut flying by and leaving a trail of nostalgic polaroid-esque goodness behind him. On the back side, that same colorful energy is being used as his last line of defense against an alien creature from another dimension.
Nostalgia was the main driving force behind this particular piece, and Northern Knives did an incredible job at bringing that vision to life. I STILL am in awe as I type this! The contrast between the anodization and the black and purple space cerakote looks incredible, and if you look close enough, you'll see that even the small pop art inspired cross hatching has been replicated perfectly.
Thank you to anyone who is reading this right now. Your support of this passion project truly means the world to me. Never in a million years would I have imagined we could sell 100 of the Scuba-Chefs, but you all made that dream into a reality. It makes me so happy to see the joy these projects bring to my fellow knife nuts, and I am sincerely hoping this does the same for all of you once again.
Nothing but love!
-Paul (AKA Colorful Filth)
We are doing this as one large offering “Mass Drop Style”. Starting 11/16/2020 we will be taking en mass orders (full price deposit). Ordering will end 12/11/2020. We will order the rest of the materials needed on the end date and continue the customization. All orders will be processed and shipped in the order they are received. Please keep in mind that we will be at the mercy of manufacturers to supply the parts and have no control over delays on their end. However, we have spoken with them ahead of time, and anticipate no delays.
The more orders placed, the cheaper it becomes to produce and we will pass these savings on to you through a refund (refunded back to you to the card you used to make the deposit with). We have updated our shipping/completion process due to the overwhelming positive response we received from the Spydiechef collaboration. Please note as well that increases in volume will also come with a longer time period until the project is completed. We estimate that every 30 knives sold could potentially add 2 weeks to the final date. We will be continually shipping knives as they are completed, but the more are sold the longer the knives will be constantly shipping out. We will be giving out estimated completion dates based on volume throughout the process, but please remember the closer to the end of the sales period you ordered, the longer your wait will be.
Up to 14ordered will be at $299
15 Ordered we will drop it to $294
30 Ordered the price will drop further to $289
45 Ordered, it drops to $284
60 Ordered, it drops to $279
75+ the price drops to $275 and will include all the swag we can offer.
Drop point black star pattern blade
CPM-S30V premium stainless steel (58-60HRC)
Custom artwork Cerakoted and anodized titanium scales
Anodized titanium hardware (to match artwork)
Glow in the dark back spacer
Lightweight gold anodized titanium AXIS bar, gold anodized titanium thumb stud, oversized lanyard hole, and reversible mini deep-carry branded pocket clip