***Compatible with the Hogue Deka v2 (see below for more info)
...looking for our Hogue Deka v1 compatible OG scales?
Not just replacement scales, with a few subtle improvements over those stock scales, these are sure to take your carry to the next level.
From multiple pocket clip options (we shall never forget the LEFT-HANDED OGs) to added finger jimping on the top of the profile near the blade, these are sure to provide a better grip, whatever your everyday carry may entail!
Are you a Lanyard Lover or prefer a little more handle in your hand?
Then be sure to check out our SKNY XL options, adding a 3/16" of additional length to the handle and having an OG-sized hole to allow you to add your favorite lanyard regardless of the cord thickness!
See below for ALL the special features that make these aftermarket scales feel like an OG both in hand and in the pocket!
Looking to add a little color to your carry? Make sure to check out our ceramic-coated color options, by selecting your preferred color from that drop-down menu of color options, or choose your own custom color from Cerakote's 100+ colors from their H-Series product line.
Pros and cons
- Lightweight Option
- Extremely Durable
- OG Style at a Budget Price
- Hard to Decide Which OG to Get
- You May Feel the Need to Buy a New Knife
- May Become Addictive
STONED VS IN THE BUFF
The debate roars on...to buff or not to buff is the question!
Our two raw aluminum finishes available...
- STONED - Gives you that more raw, shiner aluminum look, and may be less prone to scratching and tarnishing.
- IN THE BUFF - We blast that finish to give it a smoother, softer feel, and then gently hand-buff those edges, which pictures really can't do justice!
If you're reading this review, it's because you realize that the Deka is a great knife that deserves far better scales than the ones it came with.
You're in the right place.
I had initially replaced the stock originals with a micarta pair from another manufacturer, but I still wasn't happy with them. In part, the micarta was too light and made the knife feel unsubstantial. The micarta scales had the same shape as the originals, too, which I realized wasn't a good fit for my larger hands - between the finger notch and the slope of the butt, I just wasn't able to find a comfortable secure grip. Finally, from an aesthetic standpoint, the added material for that notch gave the knife an unpleasant visual bulk. A clean blade paired with a clunky handle.
The Skinny Goats are a night and day improvement.
I love the heft of the aluminum. It's got a presence, but not enough to seem heavy. The sharktooth texture provides exceptional grip. But the absolute best thing about the Skinny Goats is that they eliminate the finger notch. The knife feels better in the hand and just looks better without that ridge.
The Skinny Goats make the Deka what it was meant to be. They're more reliable to handle, more pleasant to use, and by far more attractive to look at. These are what the Deka should have come with in the first place.
I purchased the SKNY GOAT - Sharktooth - Aluminum Scales - In The Buff/Ceramic Coated (Compatible with Hogue Deka V2). The quality and feel is outstanding.
Love the color on the V2 - Backspacer - Aluminum - In the Buff/Ceramic Coated (Compatible with Hogue Deka v2). See pics attached.
I promise you this if you purchase a set of scales for your deka you wont be disappointed. Awesome quality and makes the knife feel amazing in hand. Turned my 140 dollar deka into a knife thats amazing. Only thing the Deka needs is some OG scales 👍