Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
The Right Choice
This knife was at the end of a fairly long search for a satisfactory credit card knife that could be carried discreetly in a wallet and still perform well enough to be worth carrying. There are a number of manufacturers that offer card knives (Boker, Tool Logic, Victorinox, etc) and I ended up trying out quite a few of them before trying the SOG. The problem was always that, in order to produce a knife sufficiently thin and compact, the manufacturer would greatly sacrifice usability and cutting power to the point that it was difficult to justify carrying at all. Not so with the SOG Access Card. Though thin, it is made from excellent materials, and is exceptionally sharp and strong. I've used it for pretty much everything one would use an EDC knife for, from breaking down boxes to stripping wire to slicing apples, and it sturdy, comfortable, effective, and easy to use, just like a regular EDC should be. The high-quality steel, solid lock-up, and sturdy frame design are what set this way apart from the other card knives out there. It is true that this thing costs significantly more than most other options, and is a little bit thicker than some (removing the pocket clip is easy and makes a big difference). However if you are going to carry a card knife, why not get one that actually works well? So far, this is the only card knife I've used that actually works like a real knife.