535-1901 Bugout with 20CV and G10 is here

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by halden.doerge, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Product announcement just went out. Nice to see the materials upgrade we’ve all been asking for.

    But damn those are some fugly hideous scales. Mystifies me. You were so close, guys!
  2. boss_crew

    boss_crew Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2017
    Agree. Nice steel. Scales are a downgrade...
  3. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    You can't be serious, those scales are atrocious. Come on Benchmade, you've really been a disappointment lately.
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  4. Darkera


    Oct 22, 2016
    I really don't like that jade color. I thought the bleeding edge effect was cool and the butterfly silhouette novel and sort of cool, although I can't say I've ever wished for larger branding on a knife or anything else for that matter (especially a giant butterfly).

    A move in the right direction overall but I'll hold off... I don't like buying variations of the same knife but I would do so for the Bugout, it surprises me how much I like this knife.

    Maybe in the future we can see some Flytanium-like scales that don't cost almost as much as the knife itself?
  5. jmgruber

    jmgruber Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 27, 2018
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  6. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Wow, I read this thread before finding a pic... Didn't that it could be THAT bad, but it is :( At least I won't be tempted to buy it. I'm still hoping for M4 and real DLC. Maybe they'll get the next one right.

  7. Coyja


    Nov 7, 2009
    This is what RIT was made for.
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  8. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    I've never Rit dyed my scales because I had to. Yucky. :thumbsdown:
  9. imjohnsmith


    May 8, 2016
    Great scales! :)
  10. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    I like the scales. You guys are weird. Price is still pretty high though.
  11. BC42


    Apr 13, 2019
    I have 3 versions of the Bugout (green, blue, bhq black) and 2 940 versions (-2, -1501). I would get this one mainly for the blade steel. The scales look good, IMO.

    I have Allen Putman scales ($70) on one Bugout and Rogue BW CF ($90) on another. BHQ listed some Bugout G10 scales for $40 last week.
  12. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    The really really good part is the steel upgrade and the satin hardware. This was made to have Rouge Bladeworks carved titanium scales put on it. I might get just for doing that. That'd be the winning Bugout for sure.
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  13. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    And from some comments they made on IG, it sounds like there will be dealer exclusives with different colors of G10, so maybe some other versions that are less...inexcusably terrible will be forthcoming.
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  14. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    I need one, it'll be getting Aramis design blue twill scales.
  15. godzilla78

    godzilla78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    I like it, I posted on the other thread before I saw this one, i guess beauty in in the eye of the beholder, yep a bit steep, but I think it will look better in hand.
  16. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I'm not into jade g10 in general but the butterfly logo is a no go for me as well.
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  17. BC42


    Apr 13, 2019
    The blue Bugout is my main user so I wanted some G10 scales. The Putman scales were the only ones I liked. Most of the CF scales are plain and overpriced (IMO) for what they were. The Rogue BW Carve CF has enough design elements on it to make it almost worth it and since I have no self control, I ordered one.

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  18. Coyja


    Nov 7, 2009
    I like where your head is at on this one, though I'm thinking more of carved Micarta...
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  19. PWatkins


    Oct 20, 2017
    This is going to look great with some Ti scales.
  20. Halfneck


    Jun 30, 2005
    Showed this to a Radiologist I work with (who loves his Bugout) and we both cringed at the scales. G10 & a different steel choice is a step in the right direction at least. Knife-nuts have been asking for G10 scales on the Bugout since it first came - guess we forgot to clarify "Don't make them ugly"
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