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SOG NW Ranger

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by Brad "the butcher", Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Brad "the butcher"

    Brad "the butcher"

    Dec 15, 2008
    I have an old nw ranger that I carried for a few years, pretty good knife with the flat grind but the serrations always bothered me a little.

    I handled the new version thinking full straight edge would be an improvement...BUT....what were they thinking with the deep indents/large jimping on the inside of the guard. I found it uncomfortable and thought it sure to aggravate your finger on repeated use.
    It just makes no sense to me.

    Anyone have the new one and agree with me?
     
  2. wildmanh

    wildmanh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    I don't have a new one yet. If the jimping bothers you feel free to send the knife to my home for unwanted SOG's. ;)

    I wonder why SOG did that??
     
  3. Brad "the butcher"

    Brad "the butcher"

    Dec 15, 2008
    You missed my point Wildmanh, I HANDLED it and the jimping was the deal breaker.....no purchase.

    I wonder why sog did it as well.
     
  4. wildmanh

    wildmanh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Ahh okay. Was worth a shot anyways. ;) LOL!!
     
  5. wildmanh

    wildmanh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Dylan is a pretty descent knife maker and an occasional SOG user. I think he also has a Revolver. Missed the review, thanks for posting the link.
     
  6. hiwa

    hiwa

    Jun 7, 2009
    I took a dremel and sanded the grooves down to almost nothing ( just 3 small grooves left) and rounded the corners a bit. This took about ten minutes. I waited for the NWR to come in a plain edge for a long time and the wait was worth it. I didn't like the grooved guard either but since I fixed it , all is good. Great bushcraft and hiking/camping knife. I bought 2 with no regrets.
     
  7. djoksimo

    djoksimo

    19
    Jan 29, 2012
    Don't mind them on mine, of the SOGs I own the NWR is still my fav.
     
  8. ty_higg

    ty_higg

    208
    Dec 16, 2011
    I have the new one when I took it for some hard use in the woods testing I really didn't notice the jimping on the gaurd and I did everything from whittling to batonning to make a fire.
     
  9. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    I have the Seki version, I really like the knife, though I wish it was a straight blade, Some day I'll try the newer version.
     

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