Friday, January 20, 2012

SOG Salute Folding Knife Review

SOG Fusion Salute Folder 3.625" Black Oxide Plain Edge Blade with G10 Handles

SOG's FF-11 Salute -- which the company refers to as their first Fusion tactical folder -- puts all the technical expertise of that innovative manufacturer to good use. The result is a high-tech knife that isn't tough to understand, with a few unusually good features.

Full-length steel liners and machined slabs of durable and easily gripped G-10 composite make up the handle of this 4.2-ounce knife. With a folded length of about 4-1/2 inches, it fits the pocket neatly -- enough knife to grip comfortably and not too much to carry unobtrusively. The blade itself is a familiar Bowie-style dagger point with a false upper edge on the last third of the 3.62-inch Cr13MoV stainless steel blade. All the shiny parts have been toned down with tactical black non-reflective coating -- essential for some people and never a bad idea for the rest of us.


The blade itself is the first really good idea in the FF-11. This simple design works well as a tactical backup knife, but for owners who need a good camp knife or utility blade instead, it's just as efficient. If a clip point pocketknife is your usual blade, you'll find the FF-11 familiar and handy. Locked back, it's as solid as a light fixed blade.

Two other small things about this knife really stand out. SOG places the stainless steel pocket clip far down at the end of the handle for the most secure carrying system possible with a pocket clip folder. There's no heavy chunk of handle sticking out the top of the pocket to catch brush or attention. The other nice idea is the adjustable thumb stud, which seats in a slot in the blade. Reposition it where you want for more leverage or for faster action.

I own many pocket knives, and the SOG Salute is definitely one of my favorite folding knives. The knife has great feel/handling, durable handle, strong blade, great coating, and aggressive looks. The ONLY downside is that the steel used doesn't hold a razor edge as long as other, albeit, much more expensive knives, including those in SOG's higher end line. Nonetheless, it sharpens to a razor edge with a Spyderco Sharpmarker in about 60 seconds and holds the edge well. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this knife again and highly recommend it. It's a Great knife and a great value.


To buy or get more information on the SOG Fusion Salute Folder with 3.625" Black Oxide Plain Edge Blade and G10 Handles, click the link below.

SOG Fusion Salute Folder 3.625" Black Oxide Plain Edge Blade with G10 Handles


To buy or get more information on the SOG Fusion Salute Folder with 3.625" Satin Plain Edge Blade and G10 Handles, click the link below.

SOG Fusion Salute Folder 3.625" Satin Plain Edge Blade with G10 Handles



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