The Hogue Deka is a top-tier EDC knife designed by Allen Elishewitz. It's lightweight, tough, well-made, and easy to use with one hand. It features the ABLE-Lock, which you can access from either side of the knife; couple that with its reversible pocket clip and you're looking at a fully ambidextrous folder. The Deka is a rich pocket knife, like a chocolate cake is rich: there's so much chocolate goodness in so little space—or in this case, cutlery goodness. It has a G-10 handle, minimal steel liners to support the lock, and a CPM 20CV super steel blade. The cherry on top of this proverbial cake is the knife's price point. The Hogue Deka is a knife you can afford to put in your pocket, and one you'll find every occasion to take out and use. It promises to perform well and stand the test of time.
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My first axis lock. I was torn between this and the bugout but chose, I believe, wisely. Action is amazing, fit and finish are top-notch, and the knife was everything I'd expected... Except... when I unboxed it and was looking at it, the small clip standoffs were missing from the display side. It's cool, I'd probably take that off anyways, but when I turned it over I saw a DEEP POCKET CLIP!! Then I looked a little closer and there weren't any mid-skin screws!! This is a GEN 2!! I can't wait to give this knife some trials. Thank you so very much for the excellent surprise BladeHQ. Always the best and always my go-to for knives.
Bought this knife to replace my worn and battered Kershaw Leek CF. Liked the design and the materials so thought it was worth a shot. When I say this thing blew my mind I wouldnt be doing the knife justice. The little guy is a tank! Not only is it slim, it uses better materials all around than the Bugout, its tougher by a long shot, it is nearly as light and somehow Houge masterminded the ergos to work flawlessly with or without gloves. My only gripe is that it needs a deep carry clip. MGX Gear makes a clip for the ZT0450CF that works well. Aside from that, this knife finds its way into my pocket nearly every day and I cannot recommend it enough.
This is an excellent light EDC with better materials than the Benchmade Bugout for around the same price as the GRY version. There are some areas in which the Bugout is better, but this is one of those knives that just wants to be in your pocket whether in jeans, slacks, or basketball shorts. The fit and finish were very good with a few small issues, and I am very impressed in general with recent offerings from Hogue Knives.