Founded in 1986 by Spencer Frazer in his apartment in Santa Monica, SOG Knives began with its first and only product… a fixed blade commemorative knife.  Two years later, SOG introduced its first folding knife, the Tomcat which won Blade Magazine’s Overall Knife of the Year Award.

SOG PowerLock

In 1990, SOG introduced the Tool Clip, the company’s first multi-tool that led them into new and much broader arenas, including the industrial and retail markets. SOG multi-tools were further advanced in 1995, when Mr. Frazer invented Compound Leverage multi-tools, a patented design which gave SOG tools vastly superior pliers clamping strength. (This was one of the first of SOG’s unique patents- Today, the company has over 50 patents for their unique inventions.)

In 2000, the company created an entirely new-patented concept (SOG Assisted Technology) that made it easier and faster to open a folding knife ambidextrously. With the introduction of these products, SOG established itself as the first knife manufacturer to expand its line to include a broad scope of folding knives, multipurpose tools, and a deep assortment of fixed blades.

One of our favorite knives in the SOG line is The Flash II, which has got to be one of the coolest knives you will ever see. Forget its wicked-quick blade access, that it handles like a race car on rails or that it locks up like Alcatraz. It just looks and feels extraordinary!  The Flash family of knives feature SOG Assisted Technology™ (S.A.T.), which employs a powerful piston lock that is easily released with a sliding button.

The Flash II (Partially Serrated) comes standard with glass-reinforced nylon (GRN) handle and 1/2 serrated blade. All Flash knives come standard with SOG’s patent pending, reversible bayonet mounted clip that ensures the lowest, most discreet carry possible. They also had the foresight to incorporate an additional safety lock that gives added security when the blade is closed.

As one of the original multi-tool manufacturers, SOG has learned quite a bit over the years… Like how to make the toughest tools available. The PowerLock Multi-Tool features removable, pivoting handle covers that improve the comfort profile for your hand.  More pressure can now be exerted on those tough jobs! Quick access is a must. Thanks to the SOG’s exclusive Compound Leverage gears, the PowerLock can be opened and closed with a one-handed flip of the wrist, keeping one hand free and best of all, this mechanism creates twice the plier force of all other conventional designs.  Just flip the multi-tool out with one hand and see for yourself. Versatility in the field is a necessity and hex bolt construction provides access. There is also a myriad of features that you might not readily see, like their saws cut faster and their files shave better. And while you are at it, check out one of the best scissors in the business. Does all this make sense? You bet, which is why leading military forces and outdoorsmen around the world choose SOG!

SOG Specialty Knives and Tools is a leading designer and manufacturer of knives, tools and gear for the military, industrial and outdoor markets.  They are renowned for their innovations, so stop into your local Sportsman’s Warehouse and check out the great SOG line of products today!