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.