SOG Spear knife?


March 19, 2014, 10:24 PM
Got a Knife Center sale email today.
Anyone bought one of these to play with?

Seems neat to be able to screw it on a threaded push broom handle to throw at Charging Trash in the yard!
(Little entertainment doing yard work?)

I don't like what appears to be the molded plastic ferrel, probably molded to the blade though?

Looks like a rogue male Big-Mac bag could get territorial protecting the herd of Big-Gulp cups and break it off the molded blade attachment ferrel, without half trying?


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March 19, 2014, 10:43 PM
RC, I have not. Nor do I own the similar Cold Steel Bushman. However, the CS Bushman is made from a single piece of steel, which might be more to your liking. For $23 the Bushman is also even easier on your wallet. Your wallet since you should buy one and test it for us - :D

March 19, 2014, 11:14 PM
Well, I'm not going to buy one anyway, just asking if anyone had one yet.

I have a couple of old broom handles with pointy sharpened 1/4" stainless steel rods epoxied in the ends to handle the rogue Big-Mac bags in the yard.

They also serve as fertilizer spreader 'path markers' 2-3 times a year.
That's what I made them for in the first place.

And an even heavier duty Ames True-Temper weed digger for the more aggressive blowing trash, tree roots, and pesky little dandelions.
It serves nicely as a throwing spear or club if I need a spear or club in the yard.
The things an un-breakable Beast!

I was just wondering if anyone had tried the SOG version?
And did they break it off at the plastic ferrel?


Sam Cade
March 20, 2014, 12:28 AM
Never played with the SOG branded sticker.

I've got one of the CTK pipe spear heads and it is pretty neat, but wildly overpriced at nearly $50.

March 20, 2014, 12:38 AM
I ended up with 2 Bushman knives. It's a neat utility knife. They will indeed fit on a broom handle but I'd recommend a stronger piece of wood for a spear.

Sam Cade
March 20, 2014, 12:41 AM
Bushman are pretty decent light choppers if you use about an 16" section of shovel handle in the socket.

Sorta southeast Asian style.

March 20, 2014, 12:43 AM
Well, I don't know about the average 2014 broom handles?
They are pretty much softwood now.

But I have some push-broom handles I saved from work years ago that are heavy hickory or oak, and I would trust them pretty far as spear handles.

They withstood a 300 pound fat lazy guy leaning on them for years before I brought them home from work!


March 20, 2014, 10:59 AM
Walmart sells something like that, I don't remember the brand but it looked like it was solid steel. Maybe it was the SOG version though.

I imagine myself putting a hole in my truck with a poorly aimed throw at a feral big mac wrapper.

April 3, 2014, 10:38 AM

That long handle dandelion weeder is fierce. I browsed a bit, and found this bean hook (sharpened on both sides). Heat up that end and straighten out the bend and you have an amazing harpoon.

I picked up a 3 piece set of harpoon knifes (with paracord and a sheath) from BudK for $13. Joined to one of those Ames handles, would make a great survival hunting / fishing tool.

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