SOG Northwest Ranger-Opinions?

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I have a chance to get one for probably around $30. If you read my last posting, I am looking for a knife for tactical operations (ie: SWAT) and would like to get something durable.

Anyone have any comments on this knife? Would it hold up or is it a peice of junk?

Thanks.
 
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I like mine. It would be a pretty good knife for $30. I would like it better if it had a plain edge.
 
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It is not exactly "cutting edge" in terms of materials (AUS-6 and kraton) but it's a solid knife that will resist corrosion very well, and SOG manages to pretty well maximize this steel's capabilities. Their quality control and methods of construction are good too.

I wish they would offer choices about serrations on more of their knives too, but for $30 I don't think you're going to go wrong. Very few knives in that price range that would be superior.
 
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I've had one for 8 years. Carried it in the pack during several foreign disasters. Excellent blade shape and geometry. Stainless steel is a positive factor, especially when you have to keep your load light and can't take a lot of maintenance equipment. Handle sticks well in the hand, is durable, and the single guard is perfect. Cuts a wide range of materials well. Spyderco's Fred Perrin fixed blade is similar and also excellent. The Spyderco has a thermoplastic sheath instead of the SOG's Cordura sheath. For $30, I recommend buying the SOG. The Spyderco is also great if you have more money to spend.
 
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