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SOG Powerassist type of steel

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by Octav, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Octav

    Octav

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    Oct 29, 2009
    Does anyone knows what type of steel is used in SOG multitools blades? I searched all over the net but without any success.
    Many thanks.
     
  2. mr_andersen

    mr_andersen

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    Aug 13, 2011
    It says stainless on their website. I'd guess they mean AUS-8 since that's the stainless steel many of their past and present knives use.
     
  3. Octav

    Octav

    62
    Oct 29, 2009
    Well, I don't think so and here is why: if a company that it using AUS 8 as a general rule and it shows that explicitly on their blades by stamping that on their blades, why not using that on their flagship (Powerassist) or anywhere else (official site)?
     
  4. mr_andersen

    mr_andersen

    10
    Aug 13, 2011
    I found a link that lists the steel as AUS-8. It lists the handle as just "stainless steel". It's possible that the blade and handle use a different kind of stainless steel. Maybe they listed the material as stainless steel on their website instead of AUS-8 so they didn't have to say that the handle wasn't made from AUS-8. I'm just speculating though.

    http://sogknives.com/wordpress/2007/01/18/sog-powerassist/

    Edit:

    In the 2012 catalogue it lists the steel as 420 stainless.

    http://www.sogknives.com/news/press/media/SOG_2012_Catalog.pdf

    I believe AUS-8 is the better steel.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  5. Octav

    Octav

    62
    Oct 29, 2009
    So, it's 420. Maybe we can have the possibility to change that crappy steel with a better one in the future?
     
  6. mr_andersen

    mr_andersen

    10
    Aug 13, 2011
    That seems to be the direction SOG are going in. That's why I collect Seki made SOG's and not their current ones made in Taiwan from thinner and/or poorer grade steels.

    I wonder when they made the switch from AUS-8 to 420? That first link was for the prototype, maybe they never made any out of AUS-8.
     
  7. Octav

    Octav

    62
    Oct 29, 2009
    At least they could opt for the 420HC like LM did.
     

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