Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
SOG is Stepping Up Their Game
Got this knife yesterday. First thing I noticed is the heft. It has a solid, sturdy feeling. The blade requires very little pushing before the spring kicks it out the rest of the way. Once opened, I cannot feel any up-and-down or side-to-side movement, and the lock releases smoothly with no gritty feeling. Out of the box, the edge grind was slightly uneven, though sharp enough to cut receipt paper without tearing. The pocket clip carries the knife deep in my pocket, but it is a little too tight to pull it out quickly. The GRN handle feels dense and tough, and the finger grooves are prominent, yet not uncomfortable. I do like the fact that the knife is completely ambidextrous, and can be used easily while wearing gloves. This knife reminds me very strongly of the Benchmade Griptilian. Overall I am impressed with the quality of the SOG Flash AT, and I consider it an excellent step up from the previous generation of SOG knives.