Posts Tagged ‘SOG Knives’

SOG’s New Brand Direction Shines Through In Release Of Flash AT, Aegis AT and Trident AT

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Lynnwood, WA – As Studies and Observations Group (SOG) undergoes an in-depth brand transformation in 2020 it introduces new knives and multi-tools, each relentlessly designed to meet or exceed the specific demands of end-users.

Leading off the new introductions are total redesigns of three favorite SOG assisted-opening folding knives:

Flash AT, Aegis AT and Trident AT. Each feature SOG’s newly developed Assisted Technology XR locking mechanism (AT-XR Lock), are fully ambidextrous and use titanium nitride coated cryogenically heat-treated D2 stainless steel. The newest versions of these best-selling knives deliver real-world solutions for three clearly defined segments of SOG users: Flash AT for daily carry, Aegis AT for outdoor users and Trident AT for professionals.

Flash AT

“Previous versions of these three knives have been among the most popular in the SOG lineup for about a decade,” said Jonathan Wegner, Vice President of Brand, who leads the new design direction and oversees product strategy at SOG. “Because they clearly represent each of our three user groups, they were the most obvious to kick off our entirely new product and brand approach.”

Aegis AT

SOG’s brand transformation emanates throughout the 2020 collection of knives and tools. Each of SOG’s new offerings are the culmination of insights and feedback provided by SOG’s cadre of subject matter experts, made up of professional, outdoor and everyday carry specialists. SOG applies a process of study, observe, understand, apply and repeat, that begins with a deep dive with users, before committing to any design solution. Coupling insights with a proven track record of design and engineering innovation, these new knives are poised to set a new standard as SOG moves forward with increasing the depth and breadth of its product line.

Trident AT

Each featuring SOG’s new and distinct visual brand language, Flash AT, Aegis AT and Trident AT utilize SOG’s incredibly strong XR locking mechanism that has consistently proven to deliver more than 1,000 pounds of lock-up strength in the new, lightning fast AT-XR Lock assisted-open mechanism, designed specifically for this new lineup. The new knives also come in a number of blade styles and various color choices in durable and ergonomic GRN handles.

MSRP for the three folders: Flash AT ($83.95), Aegis AT ($94.95) and Trident AT ($105.95). The three new models are available from Blade HQ, Knife Center and Smoky Mountain Knife Works, as well as SOG’s website.

“These three knives set the table for our 2020 line that puts us on a course to push new boundaries,” said Wegner “This is just the beginning of our pursuit to design solutions that will equip people for greater purpose.”

SHOT Show 2018 – SOG Knives PowerAccess Deluxe

Thursday, January 25th, 2018


The PowerAccess Deluxe is a new multitool from SOG Knives. Made of 5Cr15MoV steel with a stonewash finish, the PowerAccess Deluxe has 21 tools, as well as a 12-piece hex bit kit, and the components can be opened while keeping the tool closed. This tool utilizes SOG’s compound leverage gripping power. With this feature, and the wire cutters, we were able to slice clean through a penny the rep had on hand.


Another cool feature of this and other tools in SOG’s new line is the ability to retain a bit while the tool is closed.


Here’s a shot of the PowerAccess Deluxe fully extended.

SHOT Show 17 – SOG Knives Baton Multi-Tools

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The new Baton multi-tool series from SOG consists of 4 minimalist profile multi-tools, about as thick as a marker and as long as a pencil for easy stowage into a pocket, pouch, or other container. Each tool in the series is named ‘Baton Q’, followed by a number (Q1 – Q4). The Q tools consist of handles made of aluminum (Q1 – 1060, Q2-4 – 6061-T6) and tools made of 5Cr15MoV steel, and depending on the model are designed for applications including office & personal, urban emergency, and basic and advanced wilderness.

This is a list of the tools included in each model Baton:

Baton Q1 – Spring assist scissors, pressurized ballpoint pen, bottle opener, medium flathead driver

Baton Q2 – Straight edge blade, LED flashlight, bottle opener, medium flathead driver

Baton Q3 – Pliers, gripper, soft wire cutter, straight blade, 3-sided file, Phillips driver, awl, chisel, can opener, small flathead driver, bottle opener, medium flathead driver, jewelry driver

Baton Q4 – Pliers, gripper, soft wire cutter, straight blade, 3-sided file, can opener, small flathead driver, bottle opener, medium flathead driver, magnetic ratchet driver, magnetic 12-piece hex bit kit


SOG Knives Introducing Made In USA Line

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

SOG® Specialty Knives and Tools, is announcing a new line of knives completely made in the U.S.A.; with the initial products to be released in 2017, including a fixed blade, and three folders. This USA Made production series of knives from SOG showcase the superior materials used when creating these premium products – such as CPM S35VN steel and Micarta handles.

Banner, a fully equipped, heavy-duty folder with a SAT® assisted-opening CPM S35VN blade in a black Cerakote® coating housed in an anodized aluminum handle with steel liners. For a 3.5-inch blade, it weighs in at a relatively light 4.5 oz.

Strat Ops, is a heavy-duty folder with an automatic CPM S35VN blade, with a black Cerakote® coating, housed in a linen Micarta handle with stainless steel liners. Measuring 8.0 total inches, with a 3.5-inch blade, the slim Strat-Ops weighs 3.7 oz.

Tac Ops, a durable and sturdy folder with an automatic CPM S35VN blade, with a black Cerakote® coating housed in a linen Micarta handle with stainless steel liners.  With an overall length of 8.2 inches, with a 3.5-inch blade, the Tac-Ops is relatively lightweight at 4.6 oz.

Pillar, a fully equipped, full tang CPM S35VN steel fixed blade, with a stone wash and machine ground finish. This workhorse is built to handle any task. The canvas Micarta handle offers superior grip in wet or dry conditions and looks better the more it is used. Added with the Kydex sheath and adjustable low profile locking mount, this makes for a perfect choice for carry.

SOG will also be releasing a new line of multitools, folders, fixed and more during the show.

See SOG Knives and Tools at SHOT Show in Booth #425.

SOG Issues a Pair of 30th Anniversary Knives

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Limited number of commemorative Tech Bowies and Tridents will be available                                                                                                                                                                               ?
Lynnwood, WA. – SOG® Specialty Knives and Tools will kick off 2016 by celebrating its 30th anniversary, and as part of the salute to three decades of producing some of the world’s most used knives and tools, SOG will be issuing special commemorative editions of two of its most iconic knives.

SOG’s commemorative fixed-blade offering is the Tech Bowie, a 6.4”-inch bladed beast of a knife with an easy gripping Kraton rubber handle. Made with AUS-8 steel, the sleek lines of the Tech Bowie harken back to the original SOG knife used by U.S. special operation forces in the jungles of Vietnam. Retail price for the special edition Tech Bowie is $280.


 The tried-and-true Trident will be SOG’s folding version of its commemorative knife. Featuring SOG’s patented SOG Assisted Technology for a quick and smooth opening, a 3.75-inch AUS-8 steel blade and a seatbelt cutter built into the handle, the Trident has gained legions of fans for its versatility and practical applications. Retail price for the special edition Trident is $216.


 Both special edition knives feature tiger stripe camouflage pattern on the blades – an homage to the camouflage pattern used by the MACV-SOG group. Each blade has the pattern etched and engraved giving a multi-layered design that is both visual and tactile. In addition, knives are numbered, engraved with 30th anniversary logo, and have both the current and original SOG logos. Each knife comes in a wood presentation/display box with commemorative patch, challenge coin, and certificate signed by SOG founder Spencer Frazer.

There will be a production run of just 300 for both commemorative knives and they will only be available at www.sogknives.com and select retailers beginning in February 2016. 

““The Tech Bowie and Trident have consistently been among our most popular knives,” said Nando Zucchi, SOG’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It makes sense to put this anniversary twist on two of our exemplary favorites.”

Frazer began SOG in 1986 by selling a replica version of the Japanese Bowie Knife used by an elite Special Forces military group from the Vietnam era – the Studies and Observation Group. That one knife, first advertised in Soldier of Fortune magazine, launched a company that now produces the favorite models of specialty knives and tools used by the military, law enforcement, industrial tradesmen and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. As SOG turns 30 in 2016, SOG brings to the market new offerings in knives, multi tools and tactical transport packs.

“It’s amazing to see how SOG has grown from its humble start 30 years ago,” said Frazer. “My goal in the beginning was simply to produce quality products that honored their military history. It still is, and I never would have dreamt that SOG would become what it is today – a brand synonymous with high end men’s gear and distributed throughout the world. It’s thanks to our customers that made this possible.”

For more information, please visit www.sogknives.com.


SOG Announces New Line of Packs

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Lynnwood, WA. – SOG® Specialty Knives and Tools has announced the release of their new line of SOG Packs. A family of six bags ranging in size from a daily sling pack to a full-sized duffel, the SOG Packs break the mold on conventional tactical bags; bringing a line that serve every user ready for outdoor adventures or daily carry.

Not only do the new SOG packs offer typical functions like hydration sleeves, MOLLE attachment points, and durable fabrics, but also premium features such as Hypalon MOLLE fields, Quad-Zip full access compartments, integrated long item carriers, and suspension systems. Contemporary use of tactical packs calls for the need of added comfort, versatility, and durability – SOG packs deliver on all these benefits and more, all while maintaining a sleek unassuming look. 

The versatility of the packs offers something for everyone. For longer expeditions, the adaptable Seraphim 35L or Prophet 33L can house all your gear without sacrificing mobility and comfort. For outings shorter than that, the Scout 24L can handle anything for an overnight or day trip while the Ranger 12L makes a great companion for quick escapes.

Modern urban warriors will find that the TOC 20L or EVAC 18L sling can easily organize their daily carry. Whether heading out for a multi-day excursion or a quick morning errand, there is a SOG pack for your needs.


The SOG Seraphim is designed to be the pack that does it all by carrying everything in its 35L main compartment. Equipped with shock cord tie downs, any additional equipment can be cinched to the outside of the bag, attached to the Hypalon MOLLE field, or strapped inside the fold-down panel. In addition, the unique integrated long item carry caters to the adventurer who’s travels require an axe, fishing rod, bow, or rifle. The combination of these external features, along with the pack’s internal organizing components, make it one of the best and versatile 35L packs on the market.


For a pack, the SOG Prophet is one that is adaptable to any purpose. This 33L pack goes from backpack to duffle bag in a snap by stowing the quick-release shoulder straps and hip belt out of the way. Each side of the pack houses lash points for long item carry, compression flaps for keeping the weight of the pack closer to the carrier, and Hypalon MOLLE fields for more external attachment points for extra gear. Accessing the inside main compartment via the Quad-Zip means the once arduous process of finding gear from the bottom of the pack, now doesn’t require unpacking everything on top of it. This pack’s ease of use and functionality make it one of the most versatile packs available.


The SOG Scout brings way more to the table than any other 24L pack in the game. The panel loading main compartment comes fully equipped with multiple interior pockets, a padded laptop sleeve, hydration carry and MOLLE loop field. Accessing the main compartment through the Quad-Zip allows for you to find your gear from the bottom of the pack without unpacking everything on top of it. Any extra gear can be cinched to the pack’s side compression straps, attached to the Hypalon MOLLE field, or held on by the Scout’s unique wire long item carry. The top molded panel allows quick access to smaller items, such as sunglasses or phones. Due to the suspension, a fully loaded pack can be carried comfortably whether going for two or twenty miles.


The SOG TOC is the ultimate 20L daypack for the urban warrior or forest adventurer. Its light overall weight makes it easy to carry; and the quick- adjust shoulder straps, padded hip belt and rigid suspension keep it comfortable all day long. As the “Tactical Operating Center,” this pack houses plenty of options for storage and organization: the main compartment has multiple interior zippered pockets and small sleeves, the molded top contains a small organizing system for quick access items, two side access pockets live on the front of the pack, and a pass-through side access laptop compartment keeps your notebook safe. Whether you are hopping on the subway or jumping over creeks, the TOC makes a great companion for the modern user all day.


The SOG Ranger is no stranger to a trip scouting new trails or a day hike in the local mountains. It’s fast and light, and the quick-adjust shoulder straps, hip belt, and sheet suspension keep it comfortable all day. This pack houses plenty of options for storage and organization: the main compartment has an interior zippered pocket and a padded tablet sleeve, the molded top contains a small organizing system for quick access items, the front organizer pocket with more interior sleeves, and an hydration carry to keep you hydrated. Any extra gear can be cinched to the pack’s side compression straps or attached to the Hypalon MOLLE field. For quick excursions, this 12L pack carries everything you need.


For short distance carry, mobility, and quick on-the-run access to all your gear, the SOG EVAC 18L sling pack is the go-to pack. Side pockets allows for easy entry to your laptop, with the main and secondary compartment providing access to all your gear without taking the pack off. Inside the main compartment lives an organization panel for smaller items that may otherwise get lost in the bottom of the pack. The molded top pocket and front organizer pockets gives you even more storage flexibility. This pack’s design allows for rapid deployment and maneuverability of your gear without slowing you down.

Available March 1st through www.sogknives.com, the full line of packs can first be seen at the SOG booth (#425) during SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 19-22.

SOG Combines Cash And Cutlery With The Cash Card Pocket Knife

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Looking for Christmas gift ideas?  The new Cash Card looks like a winner.


Lynnwood, WA. – SOG Specialty Knives and Tools has announced the release of one of the most minimal and functional mini folders there is. The SOG Cash Card is simple, light, and compact – boasting a durable blade in a slim profile that easily conceals. Slide it inside your pocket or use it as a money clip, and it will ensure that you have everything you need to survive in the modern world.

The thin frame is durable, thanks to the full-metal, stainless steel construction, allowing for years of abuse. The skeletonized structure keeps both weight and bulk to a minimum even with the solid liner lock mechanism and 2.75-inch 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade.


Despite the small size, the Cash Card can still give you maximum versatility as a go-to pocketknife.

With its easy one-handed opening and time-tested liner lock system, this is the perfect solution for a minimalists daily carry needs.

“SOG provides knives, tools and lighting solutions, tailored to our customers’ needs,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nando Zucchi. “We take pride in delivering top-quality and innovative products while meeting the demands of a variety of individuals. The Cash Card not only addressed the need for something small and concealable, but also serves as a multi-functional tool that our users can rely on every day.”

The Cash Card’s blade has a clip point shape, and once folded measures a compact 3.4-inches, and weighs a mere 2.0 ounces.

Available now, the Cash Card is the perfect holiday gift for anyone!


SOFIC 2014 – SOG Specialty Knives & Tools

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

SOG has updated the popular Trident folder with an additional model called the Trident Elite. While the original is still available, SOG answered customer requests by adding a glass breaker, introducing co-molded rubber on the handle for an enhanced grip and upgraded the spring to the SAT 2.0 flat spring technology. This new spring consists of a wound flat bar making it the fastest spring they have.


Additionally, the carry profile remains the same with the same strap cutter. The 3.7″ blade is crafted from Japanese AUS8 steel and the handle is a combo of Glass Reinforced Nylon co-molded with rubber. Offered in polished satin and TiNi finish. Finally, the glass breaker features a carbide tip.