1st high(ish) end knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Floridaman88, Apr 4, 2020.

  1. Edgeoflife

    Edgeoflife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2018
    Florida,

    The bugout is a great lightweight knife. The stock handle scales are ok and plenty strong. If you grow tired of them there are plenty of aftermarket scale options. Flytanium sells G10 replacements for only 40 bucks in several colors and is a nice upgrade. I like my bugout and its a fine choice but not something i would carry everyday personally. if you want something in a lightweight I would recommend a delica, endura, or manix 2 lightweight or even a para 3 lightweight. They all will come in less budget wise than a new bugout and are fantastic choices for a daily EDC while not being too heavy. Even after owning several higher end folders costing many times more i still carry all them bc they are just good and you cant go wrong with any of them. The endura and manix are my personal favorites. The manix ball bearing lock functions somewhat simlar to the bugout axis lock as well if you care about that aspect. A PM2 is a great option also if you wanna spend a little more. Cold steel also makes a lot of high value folders like the code 4 and American lawman that will handle plenty of abuse and are also under the bugout price. Honestly there is a staggering number of high quality knives available in today's market for $100 or so! Just depends what you plan to use it for and what features you value most.
     
  2. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2013
    I own the BM Bugout, and I can see why there are polarized views about this knife. On one hand, it's an ultralight weight knife, the vibrant blue color is attractive and does what a knife supposed to do well. On the other hand, because of its lightweight construction, it does have some flex in the handle and the thin profile handle may not be the most comfortable for harder use.

    I think the decision will go back to OP, if you don't mind some of the minor cons, it is a pretty cool knife to use and carry.
     
  3. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Why don’t you share a photo of a knife that you currently have and like, so we can point out similar knives that you may want to look into. It would also help if you could give us a budgeted price point for the new knife.

    n2s
     
  4. James Usher

    James Usher

    99
    May 3, 2019
    that is a very beautiful knife! with such color combinations!
     
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  5. anthonycastorena2014

    anthonycastorena2014 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Its sweet. If you're on the fence get one. I'm glad I did.
     

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