As usual, in this very unusual SHOT Show, we are seeing not only new firearms being revealed, but also quite a few other tools and accessories. Here we take a brief look at the 2021 releases from the American knife brand SOG.
Terminus XR LTE
30% lighter than a standard Terminus XR, the Light Edition features updated handle and clip design, with carbon fiber liners to reduce weight. Terminus XR LTE features SOG’s super-strong XR Lock technology with and a TiNi coated, CRYO S35VN steel blade.
The LTE series swaps metallic liners for carbon fiber. Just as durable, but far lighter and easier to manipulate and carry. Utilizing high-strength carbon fiber components, LTE knives provide the best of both worlds — the benefit of a full size knife and a lightweight tool you can trust.
When you need to travel light, Terminus LTE lets you carry a mid-sized EDC without any extra weight. Sleek, understated, and built with some of the best materials available, Terminus XR LTE is one of SOG’s top choices for daily carry.
Carbon + Gold or Carbon + Graphite color options.
The Terminus XR LTE will be available from January 2021, at $139.95 MSRP. More info here.
Light Edition Kiku XR LTE
Light Edition Kiku XR LTE delivers a muscular, large-format folder in a welterweight upgrade. It minimizes weight — 1.5 oz lighter than the regular Kiku XR — yet maintains a rugged level of performance that outdoor users demand.
Kiku XR LTE delivers a statement of strength and nimbleness. With carbon fiber liners and spacer helping to shave 1.5 ounces off the standard version, this large-format folder is built around SOG’s ultra-strong XR locking mechanism, while the TiNi coated CTS XHP steel blade offers superior corrosion resistance and edge retention.
Available in Blackout and Satin + Blaze Orange
The Kiku XR LTE will be available from January 2021, at $224.95 MSRP.
SOG’s Pentagon FX system of knives is a highly capable and thoroughly modern solutions for users looking for a fixed blade duty knife. Includes our newly developed Universal Mounting System sheath design, that’s configurable to the mission needs of the user.
- Full tang CRYO S35VN steel blades
- Double-edged, Titanium Nitride coated blade
- Removeable single-fastener G10 handles
- Configurable Universal Mounting System
- GRN sheath, full-size includes tool-less draw-force adjustment
Available in two sizes:
- Pentagon FX – 4.77 in / 121 mm blade length
- Pentagon FX Covert – 3.41 in / 87 mm blade length
Pentagon FX is offered in Blackout and Flat Dark Earth configurations.
The Pentagon FX will be available in Fall 2021, at $166.95 – $221.95 MSRP.
Pentagon OTF makes a huge leap in mechanical design to deliver a consistently performing and capable automatic, with solid rattle-free blade lock-up utilizing SOG’s Dynamic Locking System.
Pentagon OTF features a rugged textured anodized aluminum handle, with a 3.79-inch, double-edged CRYO S35VN steel blade.
- CRYO S35VN steel blade
- Double-edged, Titanium Nitride coated blade
- Reliable Dynamic Locking System blade lock-up
- Large, easy to use slide button
- Anodized 7075 aluminum handles
Pentagon OTF is offered in Blackout and Flat Dark Earth configurations.
The Pentagon OTF will be available in Fall 2021, at $388.95 MSRP.
SOG-TAC AU is a ground-up redesign of our best-selling side-opening automatic, with the introduction of ambidextrous opening, using SOG’s incredibly strong XR-Lock system.
- Reversible clip
- Integrated Double-action Safety
- Ambidextrous operation
- Hard-anodized textured aluminum handle
- CRYO D2 steel blade
Available in three sizes:
- SOG-TAC AU – 3.43 in / 87 mm blade length
- SOG-TAC AU Compact – 2.94 in / 75 mm blade length
- SOG-TAC AU Compact CA Special – 1.96 in / 50mm blade length
SOG-TAC AU will be offered in Blackout at launch.
The TAC AU family of automatics will be vailable in Fall 2021, at $138.95 – $166.95 MSRP.
For PopGrip Multi-tool, we’ve partnered with PopSockets to create a convenient way to carry compact yet useful tools anywhere you take your cell phone. PopSockets make one of the most popular phone accessories out there, with over 100 million sold!
The multi-tool is magnetically latched using SOG’s TwistMag™ design. The compact tool is designed to solve common daily problems, with 5 tools in 1 — with Bottle Opener, Pry bar, Slotted Screwdriver, and 1/4″ and 4 mm hex bit drivers.
- Phone grip and stand
- Multi-tool offers 5 tools in 1
- Swappable top
- Twist off top to charge on wireless charger
- Repositionable and sticks to most devices and cases
PopGrip Multi-tool is offered in Blackout, Civic Cyan, and Moss Green — matching SOG’s other Daily offerings.
The PopGrip will be vailable in April 2021, at $24.95 MSRP.
From lighter versions of existing models to entirely new designs, it looks like the Washington-based company is targeting a wide range of knife users. We can see new folders, new automatic models, fixed blades and a very peculiar multi-tool. Overall, material choices, from the blade steels to the carbon fiber, seem to suggest an increased attention to the premium side of the knife market.
What do TFB readers think about these models? Which one catches your attention the most? Will you add one to your collection, or your EDC, this year?
Stay tuned for more releases from the virtual edition of SHOT Show 2021. In this pinned post you will be able to find links to all the SHOT Show 2021 TFB articles.
All photos and text in quotes from SOG.