SOG Flash I After Use
Some time last year I purchased a SOG Flash I as an every day carry knife. The knife has performed well for the past year. It has a great clip that keeps the entire knife below the pocket like, this is the ultimate for concealment.
I’m not allowed to carry I knife where I work, so I keep the knife in my pocket with my keys. I can still access it when needed, but its out of my bosses sight.
I sharpen the knife about once a month and it holds an edge well. I mainly use the knife for cutting food. I regularly clean it with alcohol and have had no fading, or other issues with this. Some products don’t hold up well to alcohol.
A couple of weeks ago I noticed the pocket clip looked bent. I took a second to check it and somehow the knife clip was bent. I didn’t worry with it. A day or two later I noticed it was all of a sudden really bent.
Where the knife and clip go together the plastic broke and now the pocket clip moves, a lot. The knife isn’t necessarily broke, but I wouldn’t trust the pocket clip now.
I can not be 100% sure of how the clip got broke. It could have got stuck on my keys and placed into a bind, or it could have just weakened to the point that it finally broke.
I am now going to replace this knife. It has been a good knife, but I am going to choose a different model for the replacement. I’m not faulting the SOG brand or the Flash model for this error, but I would prefer something a little heavier duty for my next carry knife.
I want a similar sized knife. With similar features. What knife do you suggest to replace the SOG Flash I? Give me your feedback in the comments below.
I'm just an average guy who likes to shoot guns and believes everyone has a right to personal protection . I am an NRA instructor, EMT, Fire Fighter, and the owner of a firearms and K9 training academy. I hope to share some of my knowledge on concealed carry and self defense with you while you're here.