SOG Aegis

The SOG Aegis assisted opening folding knife is compact, lightweight, stout, and versatile, but it’s not all-purpose. The deciding factor for most will be its wide, distinct blade.

SOG Aegis

Blade Length: 3.5 in (9 cm)
Closed Length: 4.75 in (12 cm)
Open Overall Length: 8.25 in (21 cm)

The SOG Aegis is a singular design that includes a straight-edged, naturally finished blade, and a black G10 grip with a subtle but effective texture layout. There are other versions of the Aegis, such as ones with partially serrated blades, but unlike most knife models, these are distinct models, so we won’t be discussing them here. The Aegis has a 3.5 inch blade length, a full length of 8.25 inches and weighs in at 3.1 ounces, which is slightly heavier than most knives in this class but not noticeable when held.

Aegis (ee-jis) is a Greek word meaning shield or protection, and this name must allude to the shape of the blade. The best way to describe its shape is to compare it to the chef’s knife you use in the kitchen. This style blade makes it an excellent option for carving and chopping, but perhaps less suited to the full range of pocketknife duties. Online customer reviews are mostly positive. The negative ones seem to come from consumers who purchased the knife without realizing the blade was ill suited to their purposes.

Carvers will want to examine the SOG Aegis closely. There’s a good chance that this will become their tool of choice. For everyone else, especially outdoors types, the SOG Aegis is a great choice as a second knife. If this is just another option, you’ll find that you use it often. However, as a primary option, most people find that the blade shape is inconvenient more often than not.

SOG Aegis Demo