New SOG Knives

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools LLC announced a number of new knives for 2016. Here is an overview of several of the knives that have been introduced.


The Quake is a full size folding knife with a 3.5″ blade made of VG-10 steel. The blade has a straight edge with a clip point, and it is 0.126″ thick. SOG uses a button lock on the Quake knife. The handle is made of aluminum and has a flat dark earth (FDE) finish. The belt clip is reversible. The company uses an assisted opening design called S.A.T. This knife weighs 5.8 ounces and has a suggested retail price of $191.

Quake XL

SOG Quake XL

A larger version of the Quake knife above, the XL model features a 4.5″ long blade made of the same VG-10 steel. The XL blade also has a straight edge and clip point. As with the smaller knife, the Quake XL has an assisted opening device and push button lock. The MSRP on this knife is $229.

Zoom S30V

sog zms30v

The new Zoom knife features a 3.6″ long straight edge blade with a drop point. The blade is made of S30V steel. For this model, SOG uses an aluminum handle with a carbon fiber insert. The handle has stainless steel liners, is contoured for the hand and is grey in color. The pocket clip is reversible. SOG lists this knife at $229.

SOG Knives is named after the MACV-SOG. At the recent SHOT Show, the company had a knife throwing area set up on the range.

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  • Giolli Joker

    Maybe the most peculiar feature of the Quake models is worth pointing out (whether it’s useful or not)…

    I guess we can blame the auto-correct on DOG. 🙂

    • Sianmink

      Sure, blame the DOG.

  • 2hotel9

    No, thanks. Get the price down to something reasonable and maybe. Can get a Kershaw, CRKT or any of a number of other excellent knives for FAR less.

    • Giolli Joker

      The fairly cool thing about the Quake, that is not so obvious in the article, is that the finger guard in closed position folds along the handle and acts as a trigger for the assisted opening mechanism.
      Nothing “game changing” but not a common feature.

      • 2hotel9

        It is a nice looking knife, not $200 nice. I would give them $50.

  • That guy

    If you’re getting paid to announce SOG’s new knives then you probably shouldn’t accidentally refer to them as DOG in the first few lines.

    • Thanks for pointing out the typo. It has been corrected.

      FYI, I’m not paid by SOG to talk about their products, nor has anyone at TFB ever asked/told me to write an article about any of their products.

  • daniel

    who the hell is going to pay almost 200$, for VG10 steel? I can get S35VN for that kind of money. In fact, if I save up another 50$, I’m in Zero Tolerance territory, and a SOG is just a joke up there.

    • Sianmink

      Yeah, I mean I like some of the features, (the trigger/guards on the Quakes are super neat) but they’re pricy for their respective knife steels. I’d expect to pay $70-100 for a good VG10 knife or $150 for a good S30V

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    DOG Knife

  • john huscio

    At those prices, I’m looking at zero tolerance, microtech, bark river and extrema ratio.

  • Amanofdragons

    Msrp on sog knives are a joke. Usually street price is at least 40-50 less.