"SOG" folding knife
Reviewer's Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
|small, EDC capable
|open/closed with a switch that looks axis lock but it is not
|silver/grey with black anodized blade
|Nay the glass breaking tip is interfering
|under 7usd! delivered (coupon ocde floating the net)
|12th april 2011
- Well made but not awesomely well
- convenient button to operate with the inner liner lock mechanism
- Has a rope cutter in handle (actually it is a seat belt cutter)
- Features a glass breaker tip and the end of the handle
- Tanto shaped (if you like the looks)
- The finsih isn't awesome but good
- The liner lock button was a surprise i thought it had an axis lock mechansim
- The button is a bit flimsy but works
- The blade came pre-dulled
Features / Value / Design / Build Quality : ★★★★☆
A clone of SOG knives or original? That i do not know but it seems to me that SOG branded tools are highly appreciated and on http://sogknives.com/store/fold.html is nowhere to be found. Ergo... it's a fake as we call it but it's not necessarily a bad thing.
The knife features a a few things which appealed to me enough to order one. I like the tanto shaped blade and i wanted one. How usefull that kind of shape might be is debatable i just like the looks. The cord/rope cutter in the back of the hadle is a nice feature to me. I'll probably use it as wire cutter for tiny ones. The tought to be axis lock "button" on the handle which is just a convenient way to operate the liner lock mechansim. This was a disappointment, not a great one but i grew on axis lock like Foy did on solarforces L2P. The blade came quite dull as i'm used to recieve my knives stock. The blade shape is nice for beginners to sharpen properly. It's a quick job for those who have some "miles" on proper sharpening. The knife itself is about the size of a SRM 704 but thicker and wider. The glass breaking back tip is non intrusive and might come handy. If i could chose i would rather not have it but it is so unnoticeable that i don't care. Might be a pocket perforator deluxe however... if that's the case the only way of removing it is by grinding it down. The locking mechansim works well and the blade engages firmly with no wobbling or any side play. The liner lock button is a bit flimsy and adds some bitter taste to the knife which is otherwise rather good. In closed postion the blade is held in the handle rather well but the force needed to open it is very minimal. It does not look to be a pocket backstabber bas***d but that will only be known with time if the knife loosens up with use.
A few pictures...
It's not the best knife i own but i do not regret the purchase. At the price point it does offer a few features others do not. I like the tanto shape blade, i would liked it better if it was nicely poished SS color not anodized. I tried cutting some postal rope with the built-in cutter and it worked as expected.
I would like to thank the soul who got me into knives but i do not know who that is. %&@##$$! I'm already building a collection of knives i really do not need along with spares! :)