Reviews and Ratings for SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles - SJ52-CP

SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handlesrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18 inch Black Plain Blade, Black Handles

 

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SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Alan
Panama
Jun 03, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Knife
I like everything about the knife from its looks, to its feel, to the way it opens. The slim, machine like design caught my eye. It spoke to me of a no-nonsense, very light knife that opened with a flick of the thumb. I can carry it in my pocket or hook it into my shirt. It took awhile to get the knack of opening it but after a little practice, it opens smoothly. I like the SOG logo machined into the end of the knife as well as the four-lined grip near the top. I would have preferred a serrated blade or at least partially serrated. I paid full price so now with the big discount I see the knife as an excellent buy and probably will buy the model with the smaller 3 inch blade.
SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Mike
Hawaii
May 05, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use
Great knife t this price point!
Aloha, First off I am Filipino..... No laughs?! Lol Well Filipinos love knives and always have one with them, even when we're not supposed to! Haha So I'm right handed, have many fixed blades and folders. I carry Spyderco, Benchmade, CRKT, Kershaw, SOG, Xikar, Cold Steel, and some other off brands. Pros: (for this price) Build quality and finish are quite good, no harsh finishes, though the handles do show some very fine pitting. The assisted opener works very well easy to manipulate while holding the pocket clip with pinky thru middle finger. It's nice and thin and fits easy in the pocket. Fits quite nice in a large hand, in any grip. The back of the pocket clip offers comfort while holding in the ice pick grip. Cons: The blade secondary safety lock (not the main blade lock) is HORRIBLE, on mine anyway! It's very loose and if you try and open the blade pointing the knife down (tip up carry) the secondary safety slides under the main blade lock and the blade WILL NOT LOCK OPEN! In mild times of stress this will be a huge issue with the blade folding on your fingers! That's the only con I have 😊 The blade steel and design are very thin, so you wouldn't want to use it for prying, but for cutting, slicing, whittling, thrusting, it'll work just fine! Not sure on the steel hardness and edge holding, but I sharpen my own knives, like I said I'm Filipino! Lol
SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Bob D.
Mesa, AZ
Aug 03, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Weight, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel
Not All That Exciting
I received my SlimJim XL recently and upon initial review, I am not impressed. It appears cheaply constructed and not easy to employ. The blade is sharp but the assisted opening is not very efficient and initially did not work very well at all. Some lubrication helped, but it still is awkward to activate. I would use this knife for some light utility work but would never trust my life to it. This knife is overpriced—if you buy it put it in the toolbox. The Meyerco Dirk Pinkerton assisted folding knife with the Wharncliff blade is a far better functioning knife at less than half the price.