THE SOG FLASH II KNIFE
I few weeks ago I was perusing a catalogue from Midsouth in search of some gun cleaning equipment when I saw this knife at an affordable price.
I had been hearing of the opening-assisted knives for some time, and decided that it was time to own one of them. What attracted me to this particular one is that with the side closing thumb-operated lever,there is no need to ever touch the blade and one hand can be used to open and close the knife (you close it by pressing the blade against the side of your body, while operating the side lever).
There is a clip on the right side of the handle that serves (excellently) to keep it on the top of your pocket. Deploying this knife quick is quite easy.
The blade is extremely sharp, and it locks solidly in the kraton casing/handle. There is no play of the blade at all when it is in the open position, and it only requires a very small push with the thumb to spring the blade open.
There is also a safety tab which will lock the blade from opening; in the weeks that I have been using it, I havenít felt the need of keeping it on safety.
The other day I had to use it to field dress a deer, as I had forgotten my regular hunting knife in the rush of the early morning departure to the hunting area.
The SOG Flash II performed like a hunting knife, and was just as sharp and the blade was still tight when the job was finished as when I started it, so I am very much pleased with my purchase.