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SOG AE01 Aegis Folding Knife Assisted 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black GRN Handles

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Part Number: SOGAE01
Manufacturer: SOG Knives
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SOG describes this item as follows:

Aegis (ee-jis), which in Greek means shield or protection, is also the code name for the world's premier integrated air defense system and the sea-based element of the United States Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Our comprehensive Aegis line of premier folders is fully integrated with top end systems. Start to open the knife, and let Aegis finish the action with a bang, using one of the surest assisted technologies (S.A.T.) out there! Our trademark bayonet reversible clip, built in safety with red/ready to go, checkered DigiGrip™ handles, and tacky rubber inserts all contribute to make Aegis a platform for today's changing world. Cover your back with Aegis outdoor or tactical blades.

  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Weight: 3.1 oz.
  • Edge: Straight
  • Steel: AUS 8
  • Handle: Glass-Reinforced Nylon
  • Finish: Satin
SOG Assisted Technology™
The Arc-Lock just might be the perfect lock. Why? It is totally ambidextrous and has all of the attributes knife designers relentlessly search for, but rarely find.

SOG Assisted Technology works through the balance of opposing high-tension coil springs. As one opens the blade the force to propel the knife open becomes greater than the closing force and the blade will open on its own. The end result propels the blade out once the operator has initiated the one-handed opening action.

S.A.T. works so well that right-handers can use their left hand equally well to open a folding knife (of course this works oppositely for lefties).

We warn you... this blade action is addictive! Play with it once, and you'll be opening it again and again!
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.429 (7 reviews)
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Tom E
College Station, TX
Sep 12, 2012
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
SOG Aegis
Great, good looking knife. Although may be a bit large depending on the knife you are looking for, may want the smaller version of the Aegis.
5 out of 5
Larry Jordan
Valley of the Sun
May 25, 2011
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Ergonomic Handle
This is simply the best medium/large assisted opening knife I've yet discovered in my quest for the perfect EDC/defensive folder. It's lightweight (3.1 oz), has adequate blade length (3.5") and the handle ergonomics are a vast improvement over the Flash II. The handle dispenses with the Flash's distinct finger grooves and boasts a slightly larger profile making it better for medium/large hands. Lastly, the Aegis boasts a full flat ground plain edge blade in all its clip point incarnations.
2 out of 5
Saint Louis
May 13, 2010
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Very good folder compromised
This knife works very well for everyday household and utility tasks. For ordinary uses, AUS 8 remains, on my view, the best overall steel for the money. It takes a sharp edge, holds the edge, and is very easy to resharpen. The assisted opener works well, although not with the force and snap of some other manufacturer's knives (e.g. Benchmade). The Arc-Lock works well, but there is some play in the blade once locked and opened. The knife in drop-point is stunning. The problem is the absolutely awful pocket clip. Viewing the knife from the top and looking at the blade, with the butt pointed away from you, the clip exits from the back end of the knife and extends about 4mm. The clip then bends 90 degrees to the right about 9 mm, and then bends another 90 degrees down the right side of the handle. Simply put the squared clip extends from the butt of the blade before running down the side, and this leaves a four-cornered boxed area of the clip to dig into the fleshy part of the palm. Who knows what SOG was thinking -- trying to make the knife less noticeable in the pocket, perhaps -- but the design of the pocket clip quickly makes the hand sore. I considered just removing the clip, but that does not seem possible. The pocket clip design renders the knife unpleasant to use and will relegate the knife to the knife box, with other knives that possess well-intended but unusable design features.
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