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SOG Flash II

Assisted-opening knives have become extremely popular of late, and because of that, the market is flooded with gimmicky knives by companies looking to cash in. However, with the Flash II, SOG once again proves that it deserves the respect we reserve for companies like Kershaw and Benchmade.

SOG Flash II

Blade Length: 3.5 in (8.89 cm)
Closed Length: 4.88 in (12.39 cm)
Open Overall Length: 8 in (21.59 cm)

Assembled in the USA, the Flash II by SOG is available with either a partially serrated or fine, straight edge blade and in a number of grip styles. The standard grip is a textured, glass-reinforced Zytel handle. Other styles include the Black TiNi, the Tiger Stripe, and Camouflaged. Those three variants include a particular blade finish and a grip style to match. No matter which style one chooses, they all include a 3.5 inch blade and an overall length of 8 inches. The overall weight is 3.1 ounces. All Flash knives include SOG Assisted Technology (S.A.T.). S.A.T. uses a powerful piston lock to release the blade easily when the sliding button is pushed.

Professional and post-purchase reviews alike are overwhelmingly positive. It is completely clear that this is a well-designed knife with very broad appeal. Many police and military find it meets their on-duty needs perfectly, but it’s equally popular with hunters, tradespersons, do-it-yourselfers, and those people who just want an all-purpose pocketknife. Perhaps the only con is that there seems to be some vertical play in the knife if one applies a great deal of pressure to the spine. However, this is negligible save some obscure circumstances.

The Flash II has become popular as a defensive tactical knife with militia-types, and that style of review might lead some to believe that this isn’t the knife for them. However, don’t let those gung-ho reviews fool you. This is a perfectly standard assisted-opening pocketknife that just happens to perform its job very, very well.

SOG Flash II Demo