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SOG toothlock tk02 review

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by jfox7575, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. jfox7575

    jfox7575

    10
    Dec 1, 2015
    Got a new blade in the other day! Just happened to stumble upon it while searching for a Christmas present for myself. Have been wanting a Japanese SOG for some time now, and I must say, I am impressed!! Leauges above the readily available Tridents, Flashes, ECT.

    Reminds me of a Griptilian, but beefier. The "toothlock" is pretty much an axis lock with a huge steel bar instead of a pin that engages the tang. Works exactly the same, and is likely as strong or stronger. Pretty much what was done here was to put handles on the lock bar to facilitate the "axis flip". The handles are super grippy zytel, with full steel liners. No flex in the handle, and no play in the blade whatsoever. This was a nice surprise, as I had actually bought a Trident a couple of weeks ago, and returned it five min later because of horrendously bad blade play, and the chintzy arc actuator lock. This was sooo much better. Thick blade, perfect grinds, insanely sharp, smooth as silk, and solid as a rock! Not to mention the excellent vg10 steel. The only thing I dont like is the pocket clip. I dont really like low ride clips anyways, and the right angle on this one digs into the hand pretty good. Not to mention that it looks a little, well, cheap. Overall, for the 50 bucks I paid, it was a heck of a deal, and is my new favorite edc at the moment. If you get a chance check it out! Well worth a look IMO.


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  2. Lsuckafree

    Lsuckafree Gold Member Gold Member

    53
    Nov 13, 2014
    Design looks mean good score[emoji123]🏿
     
  3. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I'm not a fan of the handle look or the serrations but that price for that steel? Good score! After you use it some come back and let us know how it is working out!
     
  4. jfox7575

    jfox7575

    10
    Dec 1, 2015
    Will do! Yeah, I got a good price on it I think. Knife was new, box was a little roughed up. Was listed as used because of the box! Looked like it had been sitting in a case for a while, as the box was a little faded/stickers were peeling. Would have gotten the plain edge if it were available, but I like the combo edge too. I work in a warehouse, and the serrations come in handy for plastic strapping/wrap/cardboard.
     

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