SOG Flash I Knife
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- Wicked quick blade access
- SOG Assisted Technology (S.A.T.) employs a powerful piston lock that is easily released with a sliding button
- All Flash knives come standard with SOG's patent pending, reversible bayonet mounted clip that ensures the lowest, most discreet carry possible
- Additional safety lock gives added security when the blade is closed
- Glass-reinforced nylon (GRN) handle
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Size wise the Flash I is ideal. It's big enough to get the job done and with SOG's low profile clip it absolutely disappears in your pocket while remaining very accessible. The Flash II is still a great knife, but along with the added length it has added width as well. Flash II's added girth makes it a little too big for day to day carry.
One last note: I found for a day to day knife the serrated edge versions of these knives is NOT the way to got. For hunting and other more extreme uses these serrations may come in handy but for cutting tape on packages and other such "office related" tasks they tend to get in the way.
But there are a few cons:
The finger side of the grip seems like it is made for a child, my index finger would sit right on top of that little hump. I did not like this at all. In fact, I took some course sandpaper and removed it. Also the latch to disengage the blade lock is a little difficult to operate, I tried lubricating it and working it back and forth and its just not as smooth as it should be.
Discrete, sturdy, opens fast, nice and sharp, the shape allows it to be totally unnoticeable and VERY SECURE in your pocket. You can actually reach into you pocket and hardly notice it's clipped in there. I find most knives get in the way if I am reaching for my keys, or whatever I need.
I want to begin with the positives as there are some. When looking for a knife, you need it to be sharp; this is a sharp knife from the factory. It'll shave the hair of your arm with ease and rip through cardboard boxes. The AUS8 stainless still is adequate, but not the best for edge retention or corrosion resistance. Again, it is decent. However, you do not want a $200 EDC knife that you ar going to abuse. The AUS8 is affordable and easy to sharpen, exactly want you want in a blade of this type. Also a plus with this knife is its featherweight feel in the hand. It is a mere 1.2 oz, making you forget you even have it and proving easy to carry. If weight is of a concern to you, this knife may be something to consider. This knife also has a knife clip that is reversable for left and right hand carriers. I am a lefty and many knife makers are oblivious to us southpaws, so its nice to know that SOG is one of those companies helping us out. Since it is a spring assisted opening knife, it deploys extremely quick, nive for when it is needed immediately. Lastly, the knife just looks tactical and cool. The blade shape is really nice looking and effective for cutting tasks and the full-flat ground blade is razor sharp.
Now for my critiques on this blade.Read more ›
The blade is an inch shorter than the Skyline. This is something of a problem if you do food prep; the more knife length and area, the easier it is to make thin flat slices - for whatever reason. If you don't do food prep, never mind.
The assisted opening feature is good, but still a bit tricky. If you don't PUSH the opening stud straight, you don't get a clean open. In addition, the safety lock is unnecessary and would not be a problem if it would stay where you put it (on or off). I just had a mysterious 'safety on' problem -- sure you can crazy glue the safety slider, but why have to? It's there mainly to protect the company from morons who play with folding knives in their pocket, accidentally open them, lurch against a wall and end up in the emergency room. ("Well we gave you a safety - why didn't you use it? Forget about suing us, incidentally.")
The blade has a good profile, arrives razor sharp (really razor sharp!), but is neither mirror polished nor sandblasted. You can still see some fine machining on the blade. Just a minor aesthetic problem and only noticeable if you look for it - if you don't care about that sort of thing, don't worry about it, as I said, barely noticeable. Another fine point - it's fastened with screws - one tiny torx screw for the pivot, the rest are hex head screws. Why not all hex or all torx? Means you have to haul out two sets of tools to work on it. Not a big issue, but puzzling.
Good points? It is small, light and unobtrusive.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the new version of the sog flash 1 . It has better lock up and it's a great little knife gets most of my cutting task done . Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great little knife that fits in my hand. I like the speed of the SAT tech. The only issue is that the sliding button is loose; I'm not sure if that's normal or not. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Carolina
So I got this knife prerusted lol there was rust on the blade when I unboxed it. I didnt notice it when it was in the box but after opening it i noticed rust on the blade where it... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Nicely
Much smaller than expected however fits in front pocket and still allows you to reach in pocket. Fit and finish is great. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Potato Potato
I cannot for the life of me get it to "spring" open. It is SO STIFF!! Any clues or will it just take time? I thought I could use my thumb to open it from day 1. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I bought one of these about five years ago, and lost it last year somewhere in the insulation of our attic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ribs & Blues
Love it I had one before and lost it. it is small enough to put in pocket comfortably and big enough for most uses.Published 2 months ago by Don Lambertz