Urgent message regarding SOG Knives


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DustyVermonter
October 13, 2010, 01:25 AM
Just picked up a SOG Fushion Micro II and would like to urge everybody who reads this to go out and buy one immediately....or two.

I'm not the type of guy to try and shove my own personal opinions and choice of gear down others throats but for all intents and purposes I can honestly say that this is the best knife I have ever owned.

Its got about a 2in tanto blade with about a 2 1/4in handle/grip that is probably not even 3/8ths of an inch thick, its light and isn't cumbersome in your pocket unlike clip knives that scrape and restrict your hand every time you need access to the inside of your pocket.

Its small enough to fit right into your key pocket of your jeans and in my opinion is a great stand alone defensive tool in the abscence of a handgun as its 2in tanto blade is all you need to take the wind right out of an attacker, but at the same time would make an absolutely perfect combo tool for your P3AT, LCP, G26, etc.....

Seriously, buy it, you won't ever regret it, after you buy it you will never have an excuse not to have a knife on your person again.

I'm not a sales rep or anything like that but when I find a product that works and can't find one single bad thing about I try to pass it on. It fits every niche in my utility/defensive criteria.

There are many other great things I could say about this knife but you should check it out for yourself, it costs $20 and is money well spent. BTW, if you buy the SOG Trident for $89.99 (which btw is also a great knife) you get the SOG Micro II FREE.

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BRad704
October 13, 2010, 11:21 AM
Pics of said SOG for further investigation required... :)

Old Fuff
October 13, 2010, 11:34 AM
Link to website?

Derek Zeanah
October 13, 2010, 11:38 AM
Looks like he means this one (http://sogknives.com/store/FF-91.html).

Mudinyeri
October 13, 2010, 11:40 AM
Is this the knife? If so, it's the Fusion Micron (not Micro).

http://www.sog-knives.net/images/SOG-Fusion-Micron-600x472.jpg

Edit: Nope, you said Tanto blade. Hmmm ... can't find a Fusion Micro II on their website.

Edit 2: Found it. Micron 2.0 Tanto: http://sogknives.com/store/FF-91.html

auschip
October 13, 2010, 11:45 AM
Boker has an interesting one as well in the Chad Losbanos designed SubCom series. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/5078526732_e1ff96674b.jpg

The steel on this one is Aus8, but he does have a more conventional blade shape in 440C (with titanium scales).

zhyla
October 13, 2010, 02:30 PM
Unimpressive 420 stainless blade, no thumb stud, weird giant letters on the handle... I don't like anything about this knife other than the price.

W.E.G.
October 13, 2010, 02:50 PM
ummm....

OK

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/trivia/billboard.jpg

JR47
October 13, 2010, 07:37 PM
Unimpressive 420 stainless blade, no thumb stud,

So, it's your opinion, that's all.

420 is as good a steel for a pocket-knife as many more exotic steels. It's how the blade is made, and the hardening, anyway. There is an article in the July, 2009 issue of Knives Illustrated that may open some eyes. The author has a standardized method for measuring cutting using 1/2" rope. What he found was that the SAME make and model of knife can vary widely in their ability to cut. It appears that the QC of the steels used, as well as the shaping and hardening QC varies with each batch.

Large manufacturers, and user, of powder have found the same problem, and routinely blend batches to produce the desired effects in their ammo. The knife makers steels aren't verified beyond the steel mill, and QC testing of hardness is spotty, very spotty.

Buck used 420 in the Model 110 folder, and has for decades. Yet, that knife has a sterling reputation for holding an edge.

Face it, .001% of any additional element in many steels is going to create such a tiny difference in the measurable sharpness or abilities as to be more wishful thinking than provable fact.:D

shockwave
October 13, 2010, 09:23 PM
I can't go any smaller than 3.25" for a blade. I did for the Graham Razel Stubby, but that's a specialized tool not intended for SD. When I'm evaluating knives, I pretty much look for 4" and above.

TimboKhan
October 13, 2010, 10:14 PM
I am not a fan of small knives in that I just rarely have a use for them over a bigger one, but I do like the Bokers. CLB did a good job on those. The SOG is cool, just not my cup of tea, Glad you dig it!

For me personally, when I require something small and unobtrusive, I generally rely on this weird little Gerber that I have had for years. Nothing special, but it's handy and easy to care for what with it's chisel grind.

CWL
October 13, 2010, 11:37 PM
Its small enough to fit right into your key pocket of your jeans and in my opinion is a great stand alone defensive tool in the abscence of a handgun as its 2in tanto blade is all you need to take the wind right out of an attacker,

Really? What are your qualifications to make this statement?

Mudinyeri
October 14, 2010, 12:47 PM
Really? What are your qualifications to make this statement?
If you stick the 2" blade into an attacker's windpipe it's certainly going to take the wind out of him. :D

zhyla
October 14, 2010, 05:39 PM
So, it's your opinion, that's all.
... The author has a standardized method for measuring cutting using 1/2" rope. ...

There's more to knife steel than how well it cuts: how well it takes an edge, how long it holds an edge, corrrosion and pitting resistance, etc. Plain-jane 420 has poor edge retention (420HC is much better). It will still get the job done but let's face it, there are better blade steels.

My main beef was the lack of a thumb stud. I don't want to use two hands to open an every-day-carry knife.

bikerdoc
October 14, 2010, 06:40 PM
Guys lets not get into a steel, size, brand, feature debate.

The Op found a knife he likes and wanted to share his excitement, Mazel tov to him and his new knife.

I am going to start a new thread "My favorite knives" Come join me.

pikid89
November 8, 2010, 01:49 AM
i just got a Trident...now how do i get the free knife

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