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SOG Specialty Knives VL-03 Vulcan Tanto Folding Knife, 8.375-Inch, Black

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  • Arc-lock locking mechanism provides strength, speed, safety & durability
  • Ambidextrous slotted double-thumb studs
  • San mai steel blade w/tanto shape
  • Folding knife that is formidable with a powerful strength of construction
  • Straight edge, 3.5-inch San Mai VG10 steel folding blade has a tanto shape with a satin finish
  • Opens and closes with one hand and locks securely with Arc-Lock technology
  • Handle is made of glass-reinforced nylon with a black finish
  • Comes with a limited lifetime warranty
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The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools VL-03 Vulcan Tanto is a folding knife that is formidable with a powerful strength of construction. Made of San Mai VG10 steel with an attractive satin finish, this premium Japanese steel is specially designed for high-quality blades used in cutlery and known for its durability and maintaining a hardness of Rc 60 without becoming brittle. The 3.5-inch straight edge, folding blade has a tanto shape with a very strong tip that's ideal for piercing, sharpens easily and makes quick work of any task. The blade of this limited knife provides lightning-quick, one-handed opening and closing capability thanks to the special Arc-Lock for ambidexterity. The ergonomically contoured and well-balanced handle has a black finish and is made of a high strength, no-slip, abrasion and impact resistant glass-reinforced nylon to fit comfortably in your hand. A reversible pocket clip extends from the back of the handle, allowing the Vulcan to sit low in your pocket for the most discreet carry possible. This pocket clip can also double as a money clip. The VL-03 has a closed length of 4.88-inches, overall length of 8.38-inches, blade thickness of 0.16-inches and weighs 5-ounces. The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools VL-03 Vulcan Tanto 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.

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The Vulcan Tanto truly is heavy armament. Named after the General Electric M61A1 Vulcan Gatling Gun, which is used on tactical fighters including the F-15, the Vulcan Tanto is a proven knife, and features san mai steel, a glass-reinforced nylon handle and one of the most powerful locking mechanisms in the world, the Arc-Lock.

The SOG Specialty Knives VL-03 Vulcan Tanto offers:
  • A Tanto straight edge blade with a satin finish
  • Arc-Lock locking mechanism
  • Convenient blade kick opening
  • A contoured, glass-reinforced nylon handle
  • Includes a reversible low-carry pocket clip
A Blade with the Best of Two Worlds

The Vulcan Tanto features a san mai steel, which literally means, "layered steel". This combination contains a very hard VG-10 steel, encased in two softer, more resilient outer layers of 420J2 steel. This allows for a blade with an extremely hard edge, yet the flexibility of softer steel blades. This layering effect can be seen as a "seam" along the grind, just above the blade edge.

The Vulcan Tanto features a pass-through lock-bar and blade kick, which can used to quickly initiate opening of the blade with the press of a finger along the spine of the knife.

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SOG Arc-Lock, one of the most powerful locks in the world

The Arc-Lock uses a pivotal block to lock the blade in place, and offers an ambidextrous handle for improved ergonomic grip. Best of all, it is tested to withstand more than 1,000 pounds of pressure on the lock itself. It is considered to be one of the finest locks available.

Low-Carry Pocket Clip

The SOG Vulcan Mini Tanto product line includes a reversible, low-carry pocket clip. The clip protrudes from the butt of the knife, providing discreet and accessible carry. Plus, the clip is easily reversible for whichever side is most convenient.

Ergonomic, Lightweight Design Ensures Comfortable Use

Even if your knife is sharp, it's hard to make precise cuts when it doesn't fit comfortably in your hand. This knife's handle is ergonomically contoured with a textured handle to prevent slipping, and it's made with glass-reinforced nylon. At just 5 ounces, this folding knife is lightweight and easy to carry, yet sturdy enough in the hand to inspire confidence.

This 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 military services group designed to handle covert operations during the Vietnam War. SOG Specialty Knives and 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 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.

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VL-03 Vulcan Tanto pocket knife with straight edge blade, glass-reinforced nylon handle, and reversible pocket clip.

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