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SOG Flash II Knife


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  • Quick access folding knife with additional safety lock to provide extra security
  • Straight edge, 3.5-inch AUS-8 steel folding blade has a drop point shape with a satin finish
  • SOG Assisted Technology provides one hand blade opening
  • Handle is made of glass-reinforced nylon with a black finish
  • Comes with a limited lifetime warranty
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The SPECS Length: 8" Blade: 3.5" x .125" Weight: 3.1 oz. Steel: AUS-8 Stainless RC: 57-58 Edge: Straight or Partially Serrated Handle: GRN or Hard-Anodized Aluminum Comes With: Reversible Bayonet Pocket Clip SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Straight Edge: Edge: Straight Finish: Satin SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Half Serrated: Edge: Half Serrated Finish: Satin SPECIFICATIONS of the Tigerstripe: Edge: Half Serrated Finish: Hardcased TigerStripe TiNi SPECIFICATIONS of the Digi Camo / Black TiNi: Edge: Half Serrated Finish: Hardcased Black TiNi SPECIFICATIONS of the Black TiNi: Edge: Half Serrated Finish: Hardcased Black TiNi

Product Details

Color: Satin | Size: Straight
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000IXC7IW
  • Item model number: FSA8-CP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,956 in Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Home Improvement)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Ian Lee on October 29, 2008
Color Name: SatinSize Name: Straight
I own a copy of the Flash II. I would give it five stars as a utility knife, three stars as a defense backup, and five stars for every-day carry. Allow me to share my experience.

The knife has great quality for its Amazon price. This means factory sharp is respectable, edge retention is good, sharpening is easy (for plain edge version), and grip is good. Please do not compare $50 knives against $250 knives.

This is a great folding knife. The safety switch is a plus for me because I have kids. It's good to know that when my kids grabbed my knife (it fell to the floor when I fumbled), they could not open it until I choose to teach them about the safety.

The one-handed opening design called Assisted Opening works well. It really is a pleasure to open and close as advertised. But it's not as slick as my Kershaw Blur. The Flash II is fast, but not lightening fast. The locking mechanism is sturdy. Not as fancy as the Arc-lock on my $100 Benchmade.

The Flash II is a great carry knife. It is light weight (about 3.1 oz for zytel handle version), rides deep in the pocket (thanks to the clip design), and has a safety switch to prevent accidental opening. The plastic (excuse me, Zytel) handle is very light because SOG did not reinforce it with metal insert. So expect more play in the knife even after tightening the main screw - it's just the flex from the handle.

This is not a strong fighting knife. The blade is thicker than, say, a Kershaw Leek or Onion but is not meant for hacking similar to say a cleaver. The blade is short for a fighter at only 3 1/2 inches.

But this can be better than most pocket knives if you ever have to cover your retreat with a backup knife. (if this happens, you are in deep doodoo anyways).
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Systema Dude on March 16, 2008
Color Name: SatinSize Name: Straight Verified Purchase
Hey everyone, this is my first post...
I purchased the Sog Flash II as my first knife and I'll write about the quality of the knife and the advertised features.

The Flash came razor sharp out of the box and is still that way. I don't know much about different types of steel, but so far there are no mark or anything on the blade.

Blade play - The knife does have a slight lateral blade play. I have not yet tried to tighten it on my own so I don't know if that would help.

S.A.T. - The assisted technology opens the knife very nicely. In my hand it feels like I push just enough and it will snap open, I don't need to push to hard and a little whimsy push won't do it so it wont' open on it's own. I've never had it open in my pocket yet or any time when I didn't want it to.

Safety lock - Useful, but very small therefore not allowing one to turn the safety off and open the knife all with one hand. However, since it won't open in your pocket anyways, one doesn't really need the safety while they think they'll be using the knife.

Handle - Very comfortable and I haven't slipped at all on it yet.

Lock - So far it is 100% reliable, only thing is it takes slightly too much pressure to close it.

Clip - Good tension. However it's starting to get a lot of lateral play and it's cracking the plastic at the bottom of the knife (due to the play). It hasn't fallen out though cause I imagine it is screwed in.

Size - Very nice size, big enough to do whatever needs to be done yet totally intrusive. When I put it in the corner of the pocket I can't feel it there at all.

Overall - A very good knife, sharp, strong and I'd recommend it. The only reasons for which I gave it 4 stars instead of five is the slight blade play and the play in the clip (since it's cracking the handle). It's certainly worth the money.

Hope that was useful....
Cheers
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hoffman on April 14, 2009
Color Name: SatinSize Name: Straight Verified Purchase
I researched this knife before buying it. I like the fit and finish of the knife. It seems to be well balanced and fits and feels good in my hands. Its razer sharp right out of the box. This knife opens smooth and swift. The only thing I found that could be improved some is the belt clip, its sturdy and heavy duty but some times it is hard to get off of the belt or even harder if clipped over the edge of your pocket. I am getting use to it and its getting easyer the more I use it. Over all it's a great knife for the money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ReservedRealist on March 4, 2011
Color Name: SatinSize Name: Straight Verified Purchase
This is a nice everyday knife that gives you a big 3.5" blade and decent-sized handle at a very light 3.1oz. The pocket clip is a unique design that allows it to stay in your pocket inconspicuously, yet still allowing it to be removed easily. The blade comes sharp out of the box, and has a nice full flat-ground shape. It is also a good width and I prefer the smooth edge over a serrated combo-edge version. SOG needs to make the black TiNi version with a straight blade, I would prefer that version.

The handle is a bit strange-looking to me, but it allows people with bigger hands to get a full grip, although it is a bit too smooth IMO. I like the ease of the assisted-opening mechanism, but it is hard to close the knife with one hand. The lack of a steel liner keeps the weight down and is not needed as the handle material is durable enough.

The lock is a feature I won't usually need, and I don't like that it can be accidentally activated when carried. It would be a useful feature if you are afraid children might get their hands on this knife somehow.

Overall, for under $50 this knife is a good choice, it isn't too bulky and is light enough to carry frequently.
This would make a good knife for outdoor use camping or backpacking, and could also be carried as a threat deterrent if needed.
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