So, I'm stubborn. I don't like the Bugout. I've seen all the videos and reviews, from KnifeCenter, Blade HQ and many others. It's a popular knife. It just feels cheap in the hand to me. It is what it's supposed to be, but I have bought 3 of them, and sent them all back. I just can't get over the flexy, light, cheap feeling frn scales. But, then I see the new Blade HQ exclusive in the G10 with 20 CV and I'm going down the rabbit hole one more time. I love the geometry of the knife. I love what it's supposed to be. But when I had one, I immediately put it aside for anything else: my Spyderco PM2, my Civivi Elementum, my old BM Mini-Freek, and even my BM Grizzly Ridge. I rotated every single edc knife I have and skipped the Bugout every time. I'd pick it up, fidget with it, admire its lines and the blade, and then I'd flex that handle, put it back in the drawer and go about my day. I'm hoping this time is different. Maybe it won't be. But, there are so, so many things to love about that knife. I think with stiffer scales and less cheap plastic feel, I may have found a winner. I'll know in a few days, I guess. Not sure if any of you have bought one and what your thoughts are. I lurk here all the time, but have yet to post. Anyone tried the G10 on the Bugout and have a different feel about the knife with better scales?
yeah I have both the CF elite one and the g10 BHQ excl. and honestly both of them don’t feel cheap at all. The 20cv I guess feels more sturdy over all and definitely not cheap. So you should be happy with it.