Shawn Herrin | Sep 30, 2019 | 0
SOG Flash 1
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.
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.