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New knife for SirSunkist: The SOG Flash II

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I just bought the SOG Flash II.

Let me just say that this is an amazing knife.
The blade was super sharp coming out of the box (it easily passed the shaving arm hair test… I have a patch missing from my thick arm hair now). I haven’t had a chance to really test the serrated part of the blade, but they seem like they’d work well.
The blade has no movement at all, neither vertical or left or right. It is as solid as a rock.

The clip is great, no part of the knife shows above the pocket.. It comes up a bit above the knife, preventing it from showing. I can’t figure out how I’m supposed to reverse the clip, though, since it’s embedded in the knife. I’m sure I’ll either figure it out or not worry about it since it’s not a huge deal.

The assisted opening feature is great. It opens lightning fast, and I can’t even go back to my old knife (which didn’t have assisted opening) after only a few days of having the knife. You only have to move the thumbscrews a bit to get it to kick in, unless your hands are in the way.

The locking system is very easy to use and I actually like it a lot more than my previous lockback knife. I don’t like the safety, since it’s more of a pain than it’s worth. A video I watched said that you can superglue it, so I might end up doing that.

The knife looks gigantic compared to my old 3 inch knife. This is 3.5, but it seems like it’s HUGE.

As for specs:

  • 3.5 inch blade (mine is the satin steel finish that I linked to, but they also come in various other styles, both combo blade and straight blade)
  • 4.5 inch handle (good if you have large hands like I do, also I like blades with larger handles than blade)
  • AUS8 steel (it is decent quality steel, not great, but okay)
  • Zytel handle (basically plastic reinforced with glass, makes the knife super light at only 3.1 ounces which is nothing for such a large folder)
  • SirSunkist’s Old Post, Not DarkKnightH20’s

    4 Comments

    1. Comments  Foose   |  Monday, 14 September 2009 at 10:24 PM

      That knife is a mere sideshow compared to my Cutco hunting knife, which has served by my side for almost 2 years. *touches blade with thumb* ouch… still sharp.

    2. Comments  Naota   |  Monday, 14 September 2009 at 10:27 PM

      but nothing more than a blade *drops*

    3. Comments  DarkKnightH20   |  Monday, 14 September 2009 at 11:38 PM

      Glad to hear your order went well!

    4. Comments  Jon   |  Tuesday, 15 September 2009 at 12:17 AM

      Foose, your hunting knife is nothing compared to my samurai sword. Traditionally made.

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