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Special Ops Group-S.O.G. Knives

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) 10 hours ago. 42 Replies

Hosted by Stephen TungateIn this group we talk about S.O.G.knives and what can be done with them, also show our newest S.O.G.finds..Continue

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Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) 10 hours ago. 62 Replies

Zero Tolerance Knives are a collaboration between Kai USA , Ken Onion and Strider Knives. They bring us a series of professional grade combat knives built to survive the worst conditions. Please…Continue

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It Cuts both Ways

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by paul charbonneau Feb 13. 13 Replies

Comment by RicK on February 21, 2013 at 12:20Doesnt get much better than this master dean rostohar designer of spec wog warrior…Continue

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Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter Sep 8, 2017. 87 Replies

Fans, collectors, and/or anyone interested in Ernest Emerson's Legendary Hard Use Knives..."To Some They Are Accessories... To Others They Are Necessities."WIKIPEDIA'S ARTICLE ON ERNEST EMERSON.…Continue


Newest Tactical Purchase!!

Started by Keelen Grimm. Last reply by Patrik Ilijev May 13, 2017. 279 Replies

Hey everyone, Show me your newest tactical knife purchase! Did you finally give in and buy that knife you just had to have? What is your latest purchases? I am interested to see what you guys are…Continue

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Just a quick question.

Started by Michael E. Roper. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Apr 26, 2017. 19 Replies

One of my many grand sons just "graduated" from "Airborne" and "Ranger" school. The military has sure been good for him. I'm very proud also.I will ask him this question when he comes home for…Continue

Let's talk bayonets and military issued knives

Started by Michael E. Roper. Last reply by allanm Dec 25, 2016. 8 Replies

I just finished having a "senior moment" and realized that I didn't know the difference between a "Discussion" and simply posting to the "Comment Wall".....maybe I still don't quite…Continue

Tags: 1941, bayonet, peg, tent, Johnson

Any other Pirahna lovers out there?

Started by Ms Data. Last reply by Jan Carter Dec 17, 2016. 1 Reply

My Pirahna Predator and P1.Continue

Columbia River Knife and Tool FAN CLUB

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Dec 14, 2016. 34 Replies

CRKT is one of the most…Continue

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Open Poll: Serrated blade, plain or combo?

Started by george morningstar. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Dec 14, 2016. 30 Replies

Knife companies want to know your preference. You provide a vote when you buy their blades. So what is it? When you buy what are you buying?SerratedPlainComboContinue

Tags: plain, combo, serrated, tactical, prefernces

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Comment by AlecsKnives on April 28, 2015 at 18:25

I have bought a few tacticals recently, (I will have a photo when they are all here). I have been a big Cold Steel guy, and I got my first SOG.  I have mixed feelings about it.  I got a "kiku" it is a beautiful tactical.  Visually it is incredible for a tactical.  The blade shape is also really cool looking.  The lockup is sturdy, but I would have been ok with a thicker liner lock.  Don't get me wrong, it feels great when it locks, but the liner is not of the newer overbuilt kind of liners, it is a more classic thickness (if you know what I mean).  The only SERIOUS problem I have with it is the way the pocket clip works.  It is a great pocket clip, it sits deep in your pocket and only the clip shows, none of the knife.  (Personally, I wish the SOG logo was not on the pocket clip, it makes it very obvious that it is a knife).  The problem is, the handles are scooped out in the middle, so I can't pull the darn knife out of my pocket without a lot of effort.  It grabs my pocket so hard, I can't pull the darn thing out.  For a tactical knife, that is death.  I could NEVER carry this knife for defense because of that.  Every tactical I own, I have practiced deploying.  This knife can not be deployed in under 10-30 seconds.  Maybe if I bend the clip, but I don't want to do that.  Other than that, it is a great, gorgeous tactical... if your life doesn't depend on it. 

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on November 19, 2014 at 18:49

Nice looking knife, Jan, and made in the USA. 

1. At 6", the blade seems long enough for lots of tasks

2. The Width isn't listed, but 1.5" seems likely, and might be more suited for camp kitchen chores.  Might be a tad too wide for whittling work around camp.

3. Blade thickness of .13, which is a rounded-up .125 (1/8"), because it ain't no exact mm thickness (3.302mm) seems a little light for hacking and batoning, although Dan Eastland (Dogwood Custom Knives) favors a 1/8" thick blade.

4. My reservation about this knife is:  How much is too much to pay for 1095 carbon steel.  Retail price on the CRKT link is $295.00.  Hey, it's CRKT not a custom knife, and you can heat 1095 and/or freeze it only a few ways for maximum utility, but its still going to be 1095 steel, not 154CM or CPM154, for example.

Comment by Jan Carter on November 19, 2014 at 17:46

Looks like a knife worth checking out, what do you think?

Comment by Jan Carter on November 19, 2014 at 17:46

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Karen Hood is the owner of Survival.com and the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Survival Quarterly Magazine. She and her late husband, survival expert Ron Hood, created more than 30 award-winning survival videos that are widely considered to be the finest wilderness training aids in the world. These DVDs have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Karen is experienced in both bushcraft and urban survival. Her expertise has been published in numerous publications over the past 20 years and she has been featured on several TV programs and newscasts.
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Comment by tony clark on June 14, 2014 at 18:51
Just purchased an all mar sere 2000 nice knife mostly buy emerson
Comment by Howard P Reynolds on June 7, 2014 at 16:12

Boot knife might be a good option for you - sturdier knife options.  Way back when, I carried a Gerber Guardian (3.5" dagger blade (Bob Loveless design).  At that time you could get a couple accessory kits for alternate carry options, one of which was a leather horizontal belt carry platform so you could wear it in the middle of your back, in addition to the boot sheath with metal clip, and leg nylon webbing/velcro platform - great option for suits.

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on June 7, 2014 at 15:28

Yep, it has limited utility.  Lots of neck knives are bigger/longer, but therefore bulkier and hang down too far.  Any ole pocket knife seems handier, and even if you have/had gotten used to the feel of dog tags hanging around your neck, with a P-38 can opener in between them, neck knives would feel uncomfortable for a while.

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on June 7, 2014 at 13:14


I'm not much of a neck knife guy, but did get one from Survive Knives.

www.surviveknives.com   ("Necker")

1) It is very short - essentially no handle, although you can add a paracord handle - see video on how to do.

2) Kydex sheath - knife is "held" well and nothing rots or rusts.

3) String it on a dog tag chain.

4) M-390 stainless steel (new ones are CPM-20CV).


Comment by Howard P Reynolds on May 10, 2014 at 20:51

Finally catching up with emails from being away.  Thanks for the review of the Benchmade 940, Matt.

Comment by Matt Davidson on April 27, 2014 at 22:24

Just did a mini review of the Benchmade 940 Osborne on my blog:


Can't say enough how much I loved this knife!   


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