So got the Scout. It's molded plastic.
Very hard and has gravity to it. It was not that expensive with the discount code supplied by the maker himself. I like it so much, I'll buy two more.
The unit came banded with what seems to be natural latex rubber with a Supersure pouch. One of the best and toughest pouches made.
From the forks down........
The forks allow for three mounting points. Over the top, On the sides, and for rubber tubing through the forks.
I see a small line where there is usually a cut for band to slip through if they are doubled. BUT, it is not cut through on this piece. Are these a suggestion to people who mod to cut through so doubled tube bands can be slipped through?
Perhaps the maker will come along and set me straight.
Moving downward to the handle. It is non symmetrical. The grip is covered in a black rubber like material that provided great grip.
Along with the deeply recessed thumb and pointing finger rests one the fork, the thing feels good in the hand.
Continuing with the grip. The grip is flatter on the palm side and more bowed on the fingers side. Feels good in hand. My only wish is that the thumb rest was even bigger, like a spoon and that the edges were the pointing finger curls around was more rounded.
Perhaps I can file it down w/o compromising safety? Maker, please inform me..
In all, a great value. You get the ergs of the high end wood models, for which I had many, the evolution of design, as Nathan has always evolved and listened to input.