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Old January 23rd, 2020, 07:35 AM #1
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Hogue Deka or Benchmade Bugout?

I am getting the itch for a new edc pocketknife to add to the rotation. I love the axis lock.

Thought I wanted a Bugout, but the Hogue Deka looks to be a better knife... better handle material, G10 vs plastic on the Bugout, and better blade steel on the Deka as well. The Bugout is thinner, lighter, and has a better pocket clip.

and yes I know Hogue's support of the 2a community is better than Benchmade's.

Anyone have either and can recommend? Probably not much on the Deka yet, it is fairly new and selling out everywhere.
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I had been thinking about a Bugout too but I wasn't aware of the Deka. From the pictures, the Deka makes the Bugout look a little cheaper to me. In person could be different. I agree on the Deka's clip. Hogue's G-Mascus Dark Earth is pretty cool looking.
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Old January 23rd, 2020, 11:11 AM #3
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I had been thinking about a Bugout too but I wasn't aware of the Deka. From the pictures, the Deka makes the Bugout look a little cheaper to me. In person could be different. I agree on the Deka's clip. Hogue's G-Mascus Dark Earth is pretty cool looking.
yeah, Deka is pretty new, and sold out most places. the g-mascus is what I would go with for sure.
initially I was really diggin this KnifeCenter exclusive version of the bugout

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/BM5...nter-exclusive

until I saw the pics of the deka... now i am torn.. if I was only rich instead of so damn good looking, I would just get both...lol.

I have not seen either of them in person, so impressions might be different after handling them.
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I bought a Bugout last year to see what the hyp was all about. I was expecting to be underwhelmed. I carry it every day now. Have a set of these that should be here in a day or two. https://appliedweaponstech.com/produ...gout-grip-kits
I bought a set for my min-grip and they are fantastic.
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I bought a Bugout last year to see what the hyp was all about. I was expecting to be underwhelmed. I carry it every day now. Have a set of these that should be here in a day or two. https://appliedweaponstech.com/produ...gout-grip-kits
I bought a set for my min-grip and they are fantastic.
I went with the bugout, ordered it last night. Maybe next year I will look at the Deka again.
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I have several benchmades and several hogue knives. The quality of hogue knives is easily on par, if not better than Benchmade, especially recently
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Can't really go wrong with either, the Deka is nice, awesome materials for the price, would snag one if you can find it in stock. The Bugout is really thin and super light weight, a little cheaper too. There is also the Ritter RSK 2nd gen, slightly larger than the Deka, quite a bit larger than the Bugout. Based on the Griptilian, they are awesome, 20CV high grind drop point and G10 handle. https://knifeworks.com/doug-ritter-r...ive-pre-order/
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I went with the bugout, ordered it last night. Maybe next year I will look at the Deka again.
Hope you enjoy it.
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