Showcasing top-end opening and locking technology from SOG, the AE-02 Aegis Folding Knife is a sleek, versatile, and easy-to-handle tool that can stand up to tough use. Featuring a 3.5-inch stainless steel blade with a black TiNi finish, a well-balanced body, and SOG's trademarked DigiGrip handle, this knife makes quick work of a wide variety of tasks--whether you expected to come across them or not.
AE-02 Aegis Folding Knife
with Black TiNi Finish
At a Glance:
- 3.5-inch straight-edge AUS8 steel blade with Black TiNi finish
- Patented SOG Assisted Technology for fast, easy opening
- Blade lock with red-means-
ready safety indicator
- Tough, lightweight Zytel handle with rubber anti-slip inserts
- Lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship
SOG's trademarked bayonet clip allows the knife to ride securely and unobtrusively in your pocket when not in use
An Ambitious Name for an Ambitious Knife
High-tension coil springs open the blade fully for quick, one-handed access.
DigiGrip handle offers a secure hold and is designed to feel comfortable in either hand.
Aegis means "shield" or "protection" in Greek, and it is also the code name for both the world's premier integrated air defense system and the sea-based element of the United States Ballistic Missile Defense System. Thanks to SOG's thoughtful design features, this versatile knife lives up to its illustrious name. The knife opens to a full length of 8.25 inches, and its 3.5-inch straight blade is crafted from AUS-8 stainless steel for improved strength and edge retention. The black TiNi finish on this blade offers improved durability along with anti-reflective good looks.
Cryogenic Heat Treatment for a Sharp, Dependable Blade
SOG's unique cryogenic heat treatment process increases the toughness and wear resistance of the blade. The blade's temperature is slowly taken down to less than -300 degrees Fahrenheit and then slowly brought back up to room temperature. This stress relieves the material on an atomic level and increases overall strength and edge retention. This means the knife edge stays sharp longer with significantly less micro-fracturing and edge-chipping.
SOG Assisted Technology Increases Speed, Safety, and Usability
When you start to open the AE-02's blade, SOG's patented S.A.T. (SOG Assisted Technology) takes over and high-tension coil springs propel the blade the rest of the way open. This means fast, easy, one-handed access to the AE-02's blade whenever you need it.
Additionally, the unique design of S.A.T. offers security and peace of mind by incorporating locking mechanisms that are stronger, more reliable, and easier to access than other mechanisms. For Aegis Series knives, this means a safety on the side of the handle that delivers extra protection against accidental openings. When the safety is protecting you, its button shows green to confirm that you're ready to slip the knife in your pocket. When you switch the safety off, this button turns red to signal that your blade is ready for deployment.
Ergonomic, Slip-Free Grip Ensures Accurate Handling
This Aegis knife is designed to sit comfortably in either hand, and it's well-balanced for a natural feel that inspires confident cuts. SOG's trademarked, checkered DigiGrip handle provides a sure grip for safe, accurate positioning, while tacky rubber inserts in the handle offer extra anti-slip security. Plus this handle is crafted from tough, glass-reinforced Zytel--a compound that's lightweight, abrasion resistant, and impact resistant.
The knife weighs in at just 3.1 ounces, and it includes SOG's trademarked bayonet clip, which allows the folded knife to ride securely and unobtrusively in your pocket when not in use. This clip is reversible, which means it can be positioned on whichever side of the knife is most convenient for you.
The SOG AE-02 Aegis Folding Knife is backed by a lifetime warranty that protects against defects in manufacturing and materials.
About SOG: Strong, Innovative Specialty Tools
SOG originally stood for Studies and Observation Group, an elite joint services military group designed to handle covert operations during the Vietnam War. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools was founded in the spirit of this elite group and became the first knife manufacturer to offer an expanded line that included fixed blades, folding knives, and multipurpose tools.
Each SOG product is created by company Founder and Chief Engineer, Spencer Frazer. Known for their uncompromising style and performance, these knives and tools showcase innovation, dependability, and a unique, futuristic style that has garnered awards and recognition worldwide. SOG products have also won favor among law enforcement, military, and industrial customers that rely on their tools to perform flawlessly in the toughest, most adverse conditions.
What's in the Box
AE-02 Aegis Folding Knife with Black TiNi Finish.
The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools AE02-CP Aegis is an easy-to-handle tool that can stand up to tough use, while showcasing top-end opening and locking technology. Made of AUS-8 steel with an attractive hardcase black TiNi finish, the 3.5-inch straight edge, folding blade has a clip point shape that allows a quicker and deeper puncture upon insertion and makes quick work of any task. When you start to open the blade, SOG’s patented S.A.T. (SOG Assisted Technology) takes over and high-tension coil springs propel the blade the rest of the way open for fast, easy, one-handed access. A Piston lock utilizes a movable bar wedged between the blade tang and knife handle to securely lock the blade in place when in the open position. The ergonomically contoured and well balanced handle has a black finish and is made of a high strength, abrasion and impact resistant glass-reinforced nylon that will fit comfortably in your hand. The checkered Digi-Grip provides a sure grip for safe, accurate positioning and extra anti-slip security. A reversible pocket clip extends from the back of the handle, allowing the Aegis to sit low in your pocket for the most discreet carry possible. This feature can also be used as a money clip. This knife has a closed length of 4.75-inches, overall length of 8.25-inches, blade thickness of 0.13-inches and weighs 3.1-ounces. The SOG AE02-CP Aegis Knife comes with a limited lifetime warranty that protects against defects in manufacturing and materials. Each SOG product is created with the help of company founder and chief engineer, Spencer Frazer. Known for their uncompromising style and performance, these knives and tools showcase innovation, dependability and a unique, futuristic style that has garnered awards and recognition worldwide. SOG products have also won favor among law enforcement, military and industrial customers that rely on their tools to perform flawlessly in the toughest, most adverse conditions.