SOG Flash 1

SOG Flash 1

Here’s a review of the SOG Flash 1. This particular knife is my favorite every day carry (EDC) knife. Be sure to check your local laws prior to carrying any knife.

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The Flash 1  has a blade length of 2.5 inches from tip to hilt, with an overall length of 5.75 inches. The blade is a half serrated AUS 8 steel drop point design, and has a black titanium nitride (TiNi) coating. The Flash 1 is also available in a plain edge, but without the TiNi finish. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of SOG’s serration design. I have found it too aggressive in that it tears rather than cuts. However, for heavier cutting jobs it works great as a saw blade. My wife has used it to cut down a mini-blind, and to trim the Christmas tree. The blade is easy to sharpen, and holds a great edge.

Some of the unique attributes are the built-in closed blade lock safety, and the pocket clip. The design of the pocket clip is ambidextrous meaning it can be changed from a right hand carry to a left hand carry with just a removal and re-insertion of a hex head screw. Mounting on the butt of the handle rather than the side, this allows the Flash 1 to ride deep in a pocket with only the clip showing on the outside.

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Other features include a spring assisted opening, molded finger groves, ambidextrous thumb studs,  and is easily cleaned. The Flash 1 is assembled with hex head screws which allow you to fully disassemble, clean, and lubricate it. If side-to-side play develops, you can adjust it by tightening the hex screw near the hilt. Although  the MSRP from SOG is $69.50, I was able to find it as low as about $35 or less.

 

About The Author

Rhody

Rhody is a career Fire Fighter and machinist, as well as a former mechanic. Being a firearms enthusiast with a background in reloading and as an armorer; he enjoys working on projects, product testing, and helping others with firearm related topics.

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