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SOG 2015 releases - wtf happened to this company?

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by retzius, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Blastermaster

    Blastermaster

    73
    Oct 29, 2014
    This sort of thing has yet to happen to other "classic" companies like Case or Buck...well case at least. With everyone releasing weird gimmicky stuff at shot 2015 I can't help but wonder if the world is moving towards a mall ninja singularity. Too...Many...Seat belt cutters! Perhaps a dedicated seat belt cutter is necessary for an emt, but too many of the damn things are popping up. I love my keyknife from sog, that is one of there nice "tacticool" things, but switchblade pliers is just ridiculous for me.
     
  2. retzius

    retzius

    Sep 17, 2009
    LOL I love this quote "I can't help but wonder if the world is moving towards a mall ninja singularity"

    I think Ill use that in a sig line. Seriously though, it makes you wonder, its as if all the sudden everyone in the world needs seat belt cutters, line cutters, glass breakers, and quickly accessible fire starters. Its as if we are all living in the woods, trapped in our cars, upside down, imprisoned by glass and seatbelts, and desperately in need of a fire and lots of cordage.
     
  3. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Wait? We aren't? Lol.
     
  4. Blastermaster

    Blastermaster

    73
    Oct 29, 2014
    Mechanisms in SOG multitools have gotten absurd in recent years. When I first saw the power assist a few years ago, I gave it points for originality but dismissed it. It gave up functionality for gimicks, never OK in my book. One development I am glad for is "Bladeless multitools" like some of the new gerber line up(The second I saw the dime travel in at bladeHQ I ordered that sunbitch, the TSA has taken too many multitools from all of us to allow another one to be taken by them) But bladeless multiools are selling fast, or atleast ones that make sense to carry(IE, the dime travel) Leatherman made a smart move with the tread, there actually innovating, not moving toward the mall ninja singularity:thumbup:
     
  5. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    TSA only takes stuff from you if you let them ;)

    The only good multi-tools I own are Lethermans. A wave that stays in a pack and a Juice CS4 that stays on my belt and goes everywhere I do every single day. I like the idea of one hand operating things. I like to be able to get my fixed blade out one handed. I must have one hand opening on my folders. I think the idea of a one hand opening push button MT is neat. Frankly, whatever I am cutting or using my MT on is usually in my other hand. One hand opening is oh so convenient.
     
  6. Crackcase

    Crackcase

    59
    Jul 27, 2013
    I know this is a bit late. I just wanted to comment that one of the things that turns me off from SOG products, and especially many of these, is the fact that the SOG logo generally appears at least 3 times on folders and twice on fixed blades. Usually, the logo appears so large it detracts from the possible beauty of the knife. Enough with the logos!
     
  7. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    ^

    That's a turn off for me as well.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
  8. jetsrb32

    jetsrb32

    553
    Jun 4, 2008
    Some look useful others not so much...
     
  9. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    This doesn't seem to be much of a departure from what SOG has been doing over the last few years.
     
  10. Slipperyfish

    Slipperyfish

    180
    Apr 6, 2014
    I too see a Switchplier in my future. The rest is not to my style.
     
  11. LEGION 12

    LEGION 12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    I like the pint glasses.
     
  12. Gravy

    Gravy Gold Member Gold Member

    383
    Dec 16, 2014
    I can't be the only one who thinks the Toothlock looks like a Rift
     
  13. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Only a tad in the blade and thumb stud. Everything else is completely different.
     
  14. irishquandary

    irishquandary

    2
    Mar 24, 2015
    Hi, I'm new to this forum. In fact this is my first post... so hello.

    Anyway, I recently purchase the SOG N Force and the SOG Spec Elite 1... and I really like them both.

    But I also agree... last year when the bladelights came out, a Cabelas staffer showed it to me and I started laughing... total gimmick, imo.
     
  15. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Welcome!

    I had a Force that I got in a group sale. I sold it because I had other knives in that size and for its intended purpose. I think the Force is a very undrated knife. It has the handle from the Seal Team which I like a lot but the blade shape is much more conducive to outdoorsy or bushcrafty type tasks. And it is stainless as well which a lot of knives in this category aren't. The Spec Elite is also very good. I have the big one and it is one heck of a knife! I wish SOG would keep designing these types of products instead of what the 2015 line-up represents.
     
  16. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    I suspect that SOG knows more about generating revenue for its shareholders than we do. That's why the company exists. Its not to please us. While SOG is not my favorite maker, they do plenty of things right and I suspect that most of us could find a few SOG folders, fixed blades and MTs that would make us happy.
     
  17. irishquandary

    irishquandary

    2
    Mar 24, 2015
    Thanks for the Welcome.

    I agree completely on the Force knife. I have the big Elite - love it, love it, love it. My wife liked it, too but thought it was bigger than she preferred so I bought her the mini - she loves it. It's her EDC... the large one is mine. I actually carry it in my suit as well and you can't tell it's there.
     
  18. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    There are for sure current SOG products that make me very happy. Only one in the 2015 line up though....
     
  19. Ausseknifeknut

    Ausseknifeknut Banned BANNED

    Oct 26, 2013
    It does all seem to look like a mall ninjas wet dream
     
  20. legato1

    legato1

    Sep 8, 2006
    I miss the good ol days of sog as well, the seki pentagon, pentagon mini, desert dagger, seal series etc were some awesome knives. I do not by any of their newer taiwan stuff but i do love the old schools.
     

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