I greatly prefer the lightweight to the g-10. I find the g-10 a bit blocky and have to contour the edges. I also despise the factory clip, it hits me in a bad spot in use. I have to buy Lynch clips which adds $25 to the price tag. The wire clip is much more comfy on the FRN version.
It seems to have dried up. The impression I have is that there were not all that many made. They appeared at various sites from time to time, but they were gone pretty much immediately. I had email notifications requested at at least 10 vendors and I think I got two notifications, and they were too late. I think to get one of them you had to luck out on timing or be sitting at the computer refreshing the screen at a dozen vendors every 15 minutes. Unfortunately I have to work, so that strategy is out of the question.
There are things I like about both. You might find the clip on the G10 a little awkward but, if you're willing to add one the after market clips, I think the G10 is a little nicer knife overall (better action etc). The LW comes with a wire clip which is a big plus for me. As mentioned, the outer edges of the handles have a little more radius than the G10 but it's never been an issue for me on the G10 version. Also the price of the LW is more reasonable than the G10. Neither model is a bad choice IMO
I did the same with my G10 Manix. 52100/Rex45 swap. I love the new look! That looks great, as the frn is an even nicer shade of orange. Which steel is that blade?
Thanks. It's just the typical BD1N blade. Nothing special, but the new color scales make it stand out.