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SOG Aegis? Trident?
« on: June 12, 2011, 07:37:09 AM »
I am picking out a new EDC knife, and I am considering a couple of SOG knives.

http://sogknives.com/store/AE-04.html

http://sogknives.com/store/TF-1.html

 I would only be paying wholesale for these, about $57.  I like these for the combo blade, the wide flat handle, and the deep pocket clip.


Anybody have any feedback on these?

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Re: SOG Aegis? Trident?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 11:25:37 AM »
The Trident has been my daily carry for about 5 years now. It's solid and has done all I've asked of it. It sharpens well and keeps a decent edge.

The little slot in the handle to cut things has not been useful to me at all since the belt clip gets in the way. However, it does have a lock-closed switch that I think is a nice feature.

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Re: SOG Aegis? Trident?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 10:11:24 PM »
I am picking out a new EDC knife, and I am considering a couple of SOG knives.

http://sogknives.com/store/AE-04.html

http://sogknives.com/store/TF-1.html

 I would only be paying wholesale for these, about $57.  I like these for the combo blade, the wide flat handle, and the deep pocket clip.


Anybody have any feedback on these?

Quite honestly, I would pass on SOG..

The only one I had and liked/kept was the SOG fasthawk, which had nice weight, but shoddy materials

As a company their ethics are questionable, and for their products, they all developed bladeplay for me and felt cheap.

I'd look at Cold Steel for mid-tier dependable blade offerings. Better lock system (triad vs arc lock) and better heat treat on AUS8

You can pick up a Recon 1 for about 60

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Re: SOG Aegis? Trident?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 01:59:21 PM »
Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: SOG Aegis? Trident?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 03:01:40 PM »
Aegis. I have had two SOG knives. The blade play can be tightened up. They are easy for me to sharpen and hold a good edge. I would buy them again. I really like the light weight.

Questionable ethics? Where are the examples / details for a statement like that?

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Re: SOG Aegis? Trident?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 09:21:47 PM »
Have a Trident and two Aegis'. Wife stole first one, had to go get another.

Carried the Trident for a year but after carrying the more-rounded Aegis one day I felt it was less noticeable (to me feeling it there, not concealment-wise). Trident is in my 4Runner now, as are the SOG Revolver and whatever the SOG machete is called.

All are easy to shrapen and hold a decent edge. No issues with bladeplay yet.

For a moderate cost knife...it's a decent choice.

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Re: SOG Aegis? Trident?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 01:26:32 PM »
Trident has been My EDC for 2.5 years now..... awesome knife.... has never let me down. I thought i broke it once when it didnt lock but turns out my pockets were real dirty and some big chunks of lint got caught in the "top" and fouled the locking mechanism.... I took out the lint with a toothpick or paper clip and it was back to working like a champ.... I also own the seal pup which is amazing as well...
Anybody out there know the factory angles of the edge of SOG knifes. One angle is clearly different then the other. (not like a multi bevel edge or anything tho)  Anybody know these angles are or what the purpose of this is??