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SOG Twitch II Partially Serrated Folding Knife

We stopped by the SOG booth at the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting and had a great discussion with the nice folks at SOG about everyday folding knives.

SOG Twitch II pocket folding knife

The best feature of the SOG Twitch II folding knife is it’s easy one-handed opening

We quickly ended up checking out the SOG Twitch line of pocket folders. Available in at least three different sizes, with several finishes, and with straight or non-serrated blades, there’s a Twitch model to suit most personal preferences. We ended up choosing the SOG Twitch II folding knife with a 2.68 inch blade and 6.2 inch overall length. Ours features the half-serrated blade. A little more difficult to sharpen, yes, but we were looking for a handy rope cutter.

Here’s what’s sooper dooper handy about the SOG Twitch II Partially Serrated Folding Knife:

While many folders can be opened with one hand with relative easily, the SOG Twitch II takes convenience to a whole new level. For one-handed opening, most folders rely on your thumb pushing the blade out using either a blade-mounted knob or some other form of protrusion on the top side of the blade. The Kershaw Ken Onion Vapor II works like this and it’s been a favorite of ours for years.

There are two differences with the SOG Twitch II approach. First, there is some spring assist action at play which helps snap the blade open. More importantly, activation is done with your index finger on the back side of the knife. Simply press on the exposed tab and the blade virtually flies open. It’s one of the easiest knives we’ve seen to open single-handed. This makes the SOG Twitch II perfect for those vitally important everyday knife chores. Like opening stuff.

The even niftier thing about this design is that the tab used to flip open the blade positions itself as a finger guard when the blade is open. Smart.

If you’re uncomfortable with how easy the blade opens, no worries. The SOG Twitch II features a positive locking tab on the back of the knife. It will securely lock the blade closed if you like. A removable belt clip rounds out the package.

All in all, this is the handiest folder in our knife drawer. It comes from the factory razor-sharp and so far has not lost it’s edge.

Available Here SOG Twitch II Partially Serrated Folding Knife

The New SOG Light Saber? It’s ‘Glinty’

SHOT Show 2012 had more new things than we can ever cover, but this one stood out as awfully handy. And even more Star-Wars-y.

New this year from SOG are two new Blade Lights – offered in folding and fixed versions.

Pictured here is the folding version. It’s one of those oh-duh type devices offering a flashlight that works when the blade is open or closed, thereby letting one hand do the work of two. We can think of lot’s of practical uses:

  • Cleaning your fingernails in the middle of the night – without waking your significant other
  • Opening boxes in the dark
  • Checking to see if that London Broil on the grill is really done without admitting your lack of grill confidence to guests
  • And most importantly, making your fearsome knife blade actually ‘glint’ like they say in classic murder mysteries

The light is about 35 lumens and runs for nearly four and a half hours on AAA batteries.

Usually we might blow this off as a cheap gimmick. But coming from SOG, we’re confident that it’s built for punishment. And impressing your Navy Seal friends.

SOG Slim Jim: Thin Is In For 2012

SOG displayed the brand new SOG Slim Jim assisted-open folding knives at SHOT Show 2012. Due to be in the market during the second quarter of the year, SOG claims the Slim Jim is the thinnest folder on the market.

The combination of bumps, cutouts and texture made this knife surprisingly easy to grip with confidence and the feel was sturdy and solid.

The Slim Jim offers a 3.18 inch blade while the larger Slim Jim XL sports a 4.18 inch blade.

The one thing that was a moderate turn off for us was the manual safety latch. It allows one to lock the blade closed, or provide an extra lock for the open position. It seemed somewhat finicky to us and we really don’t like a lock preventing the blade from opening when needed. The SOG representative indicated that there may be some enhancement to the lock mechanism prior to shipment.

SOG would neither confirm nor deny existence of the rumored SOG Origami knife, said to be even thinner than the Slim Jim.

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