Today is SOG Specialty Knife and Tool’s turn in the spotlight, as Day 3s featured knife in our 100 Knives in 100 Days giveaway. They sent us four knives, two Aegis FLK flippers, and two of their Escape FL models. Stay tuned, more on the latter later on down the road.
If you are not yet entered in our 100 Knives in 100 Days Giveaway, see the rules and see the knives at this link. We will wait…
The Aegis FLK is a budget friendly (MSRP $30) flipper version of their popular thumb-stud Aegis folder, which retail for $80 or more.
SOGs video promo describes it best.
Stats (as reported by SOG):
- Overall Length: 8”
- Closed Length: 4.60″
- Product Weight: 5.20 oz
- Blade Length: 3.4”
- Blade Thickness: 0.11″
- UPC: 729857009102
- Product Type: Folding Knife
- Country of Origin: China
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Opening Mechanism: Kick, Thumb Stud
- Belt Clip Type:Fixed
- Engravable: Yes
- Finish: Satin
- Edge Type :Straight
- Blade Steel Type: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
- Blade Shape: Clip Point
- Hardness: Rc. 58-60
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel
- Handle Color: Silver
They downplay the pocket clip. Not subtle, but it is a deep carry and stylish.
The Aegis FLK is a fun knife to play with. It is comfortable in the hand, and the manual flipping action snaps open with a satisfying clack. It unlocks and closes smoothly. I am extremely impressed with the fit and finish on this budget import. The centering is better than knives costing 5 times as much.
The SOG Aegis FLK is pretty new, so I was unable to find an outside review, but the original Aegis was well received as these two reviews attest.
A big thank you to the folks at SOG Knives. It is one thing for a company to send you knives to test and review. It is another entirely to send us knives to give away in an effort to build buzz about our website relaunch. We are truly grateful for the support.