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SOG VL03 Vulcan Folding Knife 3.5" VG10 Satin Plain Tanto Blade, Black GRN Handles

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Part Number: SOGVL03
Manufacturer: SOG Knives
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SOGVL03: VL03 Vulcan
The General Electric M61A1 Vulcan is a 6-barrel 20mm cannon of the gatling-type. It fires standard M50 ammunition at 6,000 rounds per minute and is integral part of the armament of modern fighters such as the F-15, F-18 and of course the F-16.

Our Vulcan is also formidable with a powerful strength of construction. There is nothing weak about the Vulcan. Take for instance our patented Arc-Lock. Or, the full steel liners encased in glass reinforced nylon (GRN) handles. The blade is a san mai steel with a tanto shape and includes our new kick deployment of the blade. Press on the back of the blade and the knife comes out fast. Reversible clip, Arc-Lock, and double thumb studs make for complete ambidextrous use.
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Overall Length: 8.375"
  • Closed Length: 4.87"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16"
  • Product Type: Folding Knife
  • Locking Mechanism: Arc-Lock
  • Belt Clip Type: Reversible Low-Carry
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Straight
  • Blade Steel Type: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Shape: Tanto
  • Handle Material: Glass-Reinforced Nylon
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Hardness: RC. 59-60
  • Weight: 5 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 729857991254

VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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4 out of 5
Mar 11, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Overall Quality, None
A great knife with one important flaw.
This is a great EDC knife. It holds an edge well and the slight recurve in the blade is very nice for slicing rope and such. The handle is comfortable, even for people with small hands like me. The knife can be easily deployed using the thumbstud, the tab on the back of the blade, and the arc lock. All three methods require a slight flick of the wrist, but the heavy blade carries significant momentum and the knife always opens successfully. It can also be flicked closed very easily. The handle is grippy, so I have never had this knife slip out of my hand even though it is a fairly heavy folder. The factory edge was reasonably sharp and proved to be durable. After one trip to the stones this knife sharpened up well and held an edge for a very long time. There is only one flaw worth recognizing in this knife: when closed, the cutting edge, right around the curve in the tanto tip, contacts the inside of the plastic handle. If you flick this knife closed, it will dull a 1/8th inch section of the cutting edge where the blade contacts the inside of the handle. This is hardly a flaw, and it does not inhibit the use of the knife. But I feel that it is worth mentioning. If not for this flaw, the knife would be worthy of five stars. I have a SOG x-ray vision tanto that does not have this issue. When closed, the arc lock stops the knife from closing until the blade contacts the inside of the handle.
5 out of 5
Jan 22, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Ease of Opening, Blade Material
Cons: None
Awesome blade!
Just got this beauty from Knife Center! I'm so pleased with it... fully produced in Seki City (Japan), it comes razor sharp out of the box! Super steel great ergos, superb finishes! One of the most appealing knife I have in my collection. It is rock solid and opens quickly as a flipper or by thumbstud. Not a small one but not heavy, fits the hand perfectly. Good as EDC but I see it asa perfect self defense knife. Definitely recommended!
5 out of 5
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jun 29, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Awsome EDC
This is a great EDC knife, what really grabbed my attention when I received this knife was it has a san mai blade with a VG-10 laminate edge. I have a lot of different folders from various manufactures (Cold steel, CRKT, Gerber etc..) And this Vulcan beats them hands down every time. And yes I'm comparing it to similar units from the other companies. My favorite was the first gen. Cold steel Recon1. I am quite hard on knifes as far as every day use, prying chopping cutting stuff at my work so it gets a workout! Now my one and only complaint is it should have G10 grips and about 1/2 inch longer, would make this knife tops in my book! I may even buy another one of these as it's such a beautiful folder for EDC use!
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