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SOG Knives | Specialty Tactical Folding and Fixed Blade

SOG Specialty KnivesA relative newcomer to the knife-making game, SOG knives has been in business for “only” twenty some-odd years. But they’ve made up for lost time to become one of the most innovative companies producing blades today.

Company History

The story of the SOG Knives Company begins twenty years before it was formed. During the Vietnam war, an elite US military group with an awkward name went looking for a new knife. Known as the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (or MACV-SOG for short), this group designed and commissioned the production of an “untraceable knife”. This knife had to be rugged enough to survive the harsh environments of Vietnam, and yet had to be unmarked and nondescript enough so as to be untraceable to its manufacturer and country of origin. Hence, the SOG Knife was born.

Twenty years later, when forming a new knife making company focused on tactical knives, Spencer and Gloria Frazer looked to this knife for inspiration. SOG Specialty Knives was born in 1986 and has been producing top-quality knives ever since.

Of course, SOG has more going for it than just a name. Founder and Chief Designer Spencer Frazer is a true renaissance man, having worked as an audio engineer, a toy designer and an artist. When he finally got around to designing knives, his diverse background helped him bring new perspectives to an age-old industry. His designs have been innovative and creative, earning SOG a reputation as a true ground-breaker.

The SOG Knives

SOG is probably best known for its line of Navy Seal knives. These include the Seal Team, the Seal Pup and “Elite” versions of each. SOG also makes a successful line of folding knives that include the best-selling “Twitch” and “Flash”. SOG also features multi-tools such as the “Paratool” and the “Powerlock”.

SOG has recently begun to market a set of knives referred to as “Fusion”. These blades combine futuristic designs with modern technology to produce a unique looking products. Such products include the “Muscle Car”, the “Spirit” and the “Contractor”.

Where to Buy


SOG Hand Axe, Small Camp Ax w/ G-10 Handle

Specialty Knife & Tool Black Oxide F09-N

SOG Hand Axe, Small Camp Ax w/ G-10 Handle | Specialty Knife & Tool Black Oxide F09-N

This lightweight camp axe from SOG Specialty Knife and Tool cuts weight down to sensible levels and still performs reliably and well. Ground from one piece of high carbon 420 stainless steel, there's not much in this axe to break so you won't need to worry about ...





SOG WD02-L Small Woodline Knife w/ Fixed Blade

Stainless Steel Bead Blasted Hardwood Handle w/ Leather Sheath

SOG WD02-L Small Woodline Knife w/ Fixed Blade | Stainless Steel Bead Blasted Hardwood Handle w/ Leather Sheath

Cutting roughly a third of length and weight out, compared to the large version of the SOG Woodline, the Woodline WD02-L still provides plenty of knife. In fact, you may not miss that extra inch of blade at all.

Overall length of the small fixed blade Woodline is 8.7 inches, ...





SOG Large Fixed Woodline Knife WD01-L

Hunting & Fishing Plain Edge Survival Blade

SOG Large Fixed Woodline Knife WD01-L | Hunting & Fishing Plain Edge Survival Blade

SOG's Woodline knives put the company's tactical quality to work for the hunter and fisherman. Built for practical camp work and survival needs, the Woodline knives skip the military features civilians don't require.

There's no tactical black coating, and you won't find a dagger point built for stabbing. The ...





SOG Woodline Folding Knife WD-50

Compact Survival Plain Edge by Specialty Knives & Tools

SOG Woodline Folding Knife WD-50 | Compact Survival Plain Edge by Specialty Knives & Tools

SOG's Woodline WD-50 Folder fits in a belt pouch, not in the pocket. For a compact survival knife large enough to make difference, that's a very sensible idea -- pocket clip styles get snagged on brush and disappear.

The Woodline WD-50 keeps the unusual styling of SOG's other Woodline civilian ...





SOG Access Card 2.0 w/ Locking Blade, Pocket Clip

Tactical Black Folding Knife SOGAC77

SOG Access Card 2.0 w/ Locking Blade, Pocket Clip | Tactical Black Folding Knife SOGAC77

Credit card knives usually don't include much steel or much functionality, but the SOG Access Card 2.0 Knife is very impressive for a low profile cutter. Only 3/16 inches thick without the pocket clip, this tactical black folder opens and closes with one hand and even provides a ...





SOG Tomcat Knife 3.0, Carbon Fiber S95CF-N

Collectible Knife Of The Year Award Limited Edition

SOG Tomcat Knife 3.0, Carbon Fiber S95CF-N | Collectible Knife Of The Year Award Limited Edition

SOG's Tomcat -- the company's first folding knife -- won Knife of the Year in 1988, with innovations that set the bar for large lockbacks. This updated model called the Tomcat 3.0 Carbon Fiber is a limited edition of 450 knives with the same improved features included in the ...





SOG Revolver SEAL Folding Bowie Knife FX21-N

Locking Black TiNi Survival Saw Blade

SOG Revolver SEAL Folding Bowie Knife FX21-N | Locking Black TiNi Survival Saw Blade

More than a folding knife and not quite a fixed blade, the SOG Speciality Knives & Tools FX21-N Revolver SEAL shows some of the good features of both. Both knife and saw blades were ground from the same strong bar of 440A high carbon stainless steel.

The basics of the ...





SOG Power Assist Multitool

Black EOD Knife B67-N with Pliers, Fuse Lighter

SOG Power Assist Multitool | Black EOD Knife B67-N with Pliers, Fuse Lighter

Bitter memories of standard-issue military gear always make me skeptical of manufacturers who produce military-style products like the SOG Power Assist EOD Multi-tool. This time, SOG meets more than military standards and creates a tool which should be a first-choice item.

Several good improvements are included here, and I'd have been ...





SOG Salute Folding Tactical Knife

Stainless Steel Black Blade FF-11, Pocket Clip

SOG Salute Folding Tactical Knife | Stainless Steel Black Blade FF-11, Pocket Clip

SOG's FF-11 Salute -- which the company refers to as their first Fusion tactical folder -- puts all the technical expertise of that innovative manufacturer to good use. The result is a high-tech knife that isn't tough to understand, with a few unusually good features.

Full-length steel liners and machined ...





SOG Bowie Knife for Hunting & Skinning

Black Titanium Kraton Creed CD02-L

SOG Bowie Knife for Hunting & Skinning | Black Titanium Kraton Creed CD02-L

With the bulletproof features you need in a good survival knife, the SOG Creed is more than a sharp camp tool. Built of tactical quality materials and well designed for a wide variety of uses, this modified bowie knife also does well as a full-sized hunter and ...





SOG TAC Mini Automatic Tactical Knife

Stainless Steel Clip Point Sawtooth Blade

SOG TAC Mini Automatic Tactical Knife | Stainless Steel Clip Point Sawtooth Blade

Sadly, this small fully automatic tactical knife is only for law enforcement, military personnel, and a very few other special groups. An automatic knife would always be in my pocket if that were not so -- the difference between an automatic and a fixed blade is something like ...





Best Spear: SOG Spearhead Knife

Specialty Knives, Fusion Spirit FS01-N

Best Spear: SOG Spearhead Knife | Specialty Knives, Fusion Spirit FS01-N

The SOG FS01-N Fusion Spirit Knife combines belt knife and spearhead with options for attaching a full length shaft. Wear it on the belt in the knife-style nylon sheath and use the Spirit as you would any stout belt knife. If you need a long weapon, you have the option of ...





SOG Knives Fusion Tactical Tomahawk

Military Ax Review

SOG Knives Fusion Tactical Tomahawk | Military Ax Review

In Vietnam, American Special Forces soldiers soon learned a lesson their ancestors knew very well--a tomahawk is better than a knife for close combat. In spite of its popularity, my own opinion of the Vietnam tomahawk has always been that it's a wimpy little ax, with a head that's too ...





SOG Trident Folding Knife

Military Tactical Folder | Assisted Opening

SOG Trident Folding Knife | Military Tactical Folder | Assisted Opening

Here's another quality, heavy-duty knife to consider if you're employed in the fields of emergency or military service: the Trident by SOG.

The 3.75-inch blade is made from hardened AUS 8 stainless steel, and coated in a black TiNi finish. Since it features a lengthy drop point and a tanto-style cut, you'll ...





SOG Knives Daggert 2 Fixed Blade Knife

D26T Review

SOG Knives Daggert 2 Fixed Blade Knife | D26T Review

The Daggert 2 is one heck of a military knife. Every little detail is thought out for maximum utility and durability. SOG really hit the jackpot!

First of all, let's take a peek at this rugged-looking blade. It's partially serrated, comes to a sharp spear point at the tip, ...





SOG Twitch II Lockback Folder Knife

SOG Assisted Technology

SOG Twitch II Lockback Folder Knife | SOG Assisted Technology

The SOG Twitch series is a good product line to consider if you're a fan of precision and technology.

The knives in the series feature a few bells and whistles, so if you like things plain and simple, it might be best to steer clear of these for now. However, if ...





SOG Mini Vulcan Knife Review

Tanto VG-10 Steel Blade

SOG Mini Vulcan Knife Review | Tanto VG-10 Steel Blade

If you own a set of high-end Japanese kitchen knives and have ever wondered to yourself "hey these work pretty well, a lot better than my pocketknife, so what gives..." you'll be pleased to hear that the folks at SOG Knives had the same thought running through their minds.

That's one of ...





SOG M14 Mini Pentagon Knife Review

SOG Specialty Knives

SOG M14 Mini Pentagon Knife Review | SOG Specialty Knives

SOG's original, full-size Pentagon knife earned its name for being a leading military and law enforcement tool. Later on, SOG introduced the Mini Pentagon. It's smaller in size, but equivalent in every other aspect to its front-runner namesake.

The Mini Pentagon is ideally suited for a backup knife, great to keep ...





SOG S-60 Powerlock Multi-Tool Pocket Knife

SOG Specialty Knives

SOG S-60 Powerlock Multi-Tool Pocket Knife | SOG Specialty Knives

It would take a lot for a multi-function tool to ever surpass the standard that Leatherman has already set in place. So does SOG break the mold with the S-60 Powerlock? Maybe.

Let's take a look at the basic features: It comes with 15 different tools: an array of small/med/large ...





SOG Specialty Knives KU-01 Kiku

Kikuo Matsuda

SOG Specialty Knives KU-01 Kiku | Kikuo Matsuda

The futuristic masterminds behind SOG Specialty Knives met up with the exceptional craftsmen at Kiku Knives and created a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, seen here as the SOG Kiku Limited Edition Knife.

And yes, this blade is absolutely incredible. It's inspired by the iconic SOG design, but created as a "reverse collaboration" by Kiku's ...





SOG Fusion Jungle Primitive Knife

Black or Satin Fixed Blade | Kraton Handle

SOG Fusion Jungle Primitive Knife | Black or Satin Fixed Blade | Kraton Handle

Headed to the jungle? Take this knife.

Why? Because SOG makes great knives and this is one of their excellent bushcraft offerings. It's also not that expensive so you can try it out without too much of an investment.

It features a nine-and-a-half inch blade available in a black, reflective-resistant or satin ...





SOG Seal Pup Elite Knife

Optional Kydex Sheath | Black TiNi Titanium Nickel Blade | #E37T

SOG Seal Pup Elite Knife | Optional Kydex Sheath | Black TiNi Titanium Nickel Blade | #E37T

SOG puts these knives through some pretty rigorous testing before they get to you. Among many others, the tests include a gasoline torch resistance test, a noise and reflectivity test and a two-week salt immersion test.

So, if you plan to spend two weeks hiding in a salt-water bog filled with flaming ...





SOG Flash I, II

Specialty Knives FSA-98 Flash 1, 2 | SAT Assisted Technology

SOG Flash I, II | Specialty Knives FSA-98 Flash 1, 2 | SAT Assisted Technology

This Flash II knife from SOG is a cousin to the Flash I. The Flash II is a bit heavier and has a longer blade, but other than that they're quire similar.

The blade is 3.5 inches of AUS8 stainless steel, hardened to 56 on the Rockwell C scale. It is available with a ...





SOG Knives Sogwinder I Knife

Drop-Point Bowie Folding | Sogwinder 1 Stainless Steel

SOG Knives Sogwinder I Knife | Drop-Point Bowie Folding | Sogwinder 1 Stainless Steel

The Winder Sogwinder I from SOG Knives features a drop point Bowie blade that is exceptionally thick for a folding knife. This ensures that you don't have to worry about strength and durability. But if you're looking for the lightest folding knife on the market, this is not the ...





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