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SOG Flash I Knife

4.2 out of 5 stars 334 customer reviews

Price: $29.30 - $156.27
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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
$29.30 - $156.27

Product Description

FEATURES of the SOG Flash I Knife SOG Assisted Technology (S.A.T.) - Employs a powerful piston lock that is easily released with a sliding button Glass-reinforced nylon (GRN) handle Straight edge Satin finished blade Additional safety lock

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  • ASIN: B00E1IE4NQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,109 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Size: StraightColor: Black
Length: 9:18 Mins
In the field of daily carry knives, the SOG FLASH 1 is a fast, lightweight, well-built, and securely carried companion. I have many of these knives and have used them extensively for both duty and personal use. As my VIDEO shows, the FLASH 1's size is perfect as is the deep carry clip. Add its good quality AUS8 steel and most importantly it's feathery 1.2 oz weight (not 1.4 oz ike I said in video) and you have the near-perfect daily carry knife. For a knife you'll have on your person at ALL times to open packages, cut food, etc. it's my top recommendation.
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Size: StraightColor: Black Verified Purchase
I bought both the Flash I and the Flash II. My reason for buying the knives was for a pocket knife to carry around day to day. With this goal in mind i sent back the Flash II.

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.
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Size: StraightColor: Black Verified Purchase
I really like this small knife.

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.

The Pros:
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.
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Size: StraightColor: Black Verified Purchase
First, I would like to say that I really tried to like this knife as I have been looking at them for a number of years. However, I tend to be extremely picky when it comes to my blades because I us them pretty often and for hard use tasks. This was going to be my everyday carry, or EDC, knife to have with me at all times. Despite the excellent price, there were certain quality issues that made me decide not to go with this knife after getting it into my hands.

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.
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Size: Partially SerratedColor: Black TiNi Verified Purchase
This is a small knife. It is very light. I will say it again think SMALL. It is sharp. The locking mechanism slides back and forth while the blade is closed. It does not feel cheap, just has some uni-directional movement it in. If you shake the knife up and down like a bottle of spray paint you'll get the locking mechanism to slide up and down and make a clicking noise. The safety works well - when it is disengaged you will see a red indicator area. You kind of need finger nails to engage/disengage it. Gloves might be a problem. The handles are zytel - very light. It's not cheap plastic but might feel like it to some people. The clip works well. It is tight. I can carry this knife in my jeans pocket without really noticing it, or I can clip it to the top of the pocket. The clip is configured in such a way so the knife is not visible and will not extend from your pants/pocket which is nice. There is also a small hole for a key ring - though the key ring would have to be non-standard as the hole is not large.
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Size: StraightColor: Black Verified Purchase
Nutinfancy's video review was pretty persuasive and I bought the Flash I, plain edge, to see if it was better than the Kershaw Skyline as a pocket knife. After carrying both for a few days, it's hard to say that it beats the Skyline as a pocket carry knife, but it has its good points.

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.
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