Utilizing the famous Pentagon Elite II platform, the Spec-Elite II folding knife designed for high performance with the reverse curve main edge and quickness of opening. And it utilizes SOG's exclusive Arc-Lock for fast, smooth opening. The Spec Elite II is also impeccably balanced, and it features an ergonomic glass and Kevlar-reinforced glass-reinforced nylon handle.
SE18 Spec-Elite II Folding Knife
At a Glance:
- Easy one-hand opening and ambidextrous Arc-Lock
- 4-inch bead blasted straight edge VG-10 stainless steel blade
- Durable and rugged black glass-reinforced Nylon handle with stainless steel liners
- Reversible pocket clip
- Limited lifetime warranty
Other features include: ambidextrous slotted thumbstuds, machine screw construction, a low-reflective bead-blasted blade and clip, and a reversible military-style clip for enhanced gripping. All SOG products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original purchaser.
The Arc-Lock is totally ambidextrous and has all of the attributes knife designers relentlessly search for, but rarely find. Surpassing conventional lock strength, it was tested at over 1000 pounds of force measured at the lock in an independent lab test. The spring-action securely retains the blade closed, and fingers are safely kept clear when unlocking. The Arc-Lock is self-adjusting over time and can be easily cleaned for long term optimal performance.
Caring for Your Folding Knife
Keeping your knife clean, dry, oiled and sharp are the primary defenses against corrosion, wear, and potential injury. Be sure to clean the blade and handle after each use--however, do not soak your knife in water. A mild solution of soap and water should remove any dirt and debris that may have accumulated during use (avoid harsh detergents such as laundry or dish soap, and chlorine products). To remove any debris from inside the handle you can use a toothpick for any visible lint or dirt, or a Q-Tip for smaller amounts of dirt and debris.
After cleaning or after exposure to moisture be sure to completely dry your knife blade and handle, taking special care with any sensitive handle materials. Use a soft cotton cloth or chamois and a small amount of moisture-displacing oil (such as WD-40 or 3-in-1), on the blade only, to prevent water spots and oxidation from forming.
Fingerprints and weather are the primary causes of rusting or corrosion on a knife blade. To keep your knife looking its best, SOG recommends that you give your blade a light coat of oil after each cleaning, and prior to long term storage. Be sure to also apply a Paraffin-based oil to the pivot point, which will not only keep the action of your blade smooth but will repel dirt and debris which could impede the blade's action.
| ||Specifications |
|Blade length ||5 x 0.16 inches |
|Overall length ||10.75 inches |
|Weight ||7.1 ounces |
|Steel ||VG-10 |
|Edge ||Straight |
|HRC ||59-60 |
|Finish ||Bead blasted |
|Handle ||Glass-reinforced nylon (GRN) |
What's in the Box
SE18 Spec-Elite II folding knife