This year marks the 30th anniversary of SOG Specialty Knives. The founder of the company, a designer named Spencer Frazer, established the company to reproduce the original SOG Bowie knife created by a highly classified US special ops unit in Vietnam.

Since the early days of the company, SOG Specialty Knives has expanded to create a full line of innovative tools for all types of people. To honor the 30th anniversary, we’re celebrating an unofficial SOG Week here at Knife Depot. That’s why this week’s Badass Knife of the Week is one of their best-selling knives: the SOG Trident.

With amazing grit, performance, and craftsmanship, the Trident is one of the most badass knives you will ever hold. Period.

The Trident boasts a 3.75-inch clip point blade made from functional AUS8 stainless steel. This special iteration of the knife features a TigerStripe finish with a partially serrated edge to add some extra functionality.

badass-sog-trident-sideAt an overall length of 8.5 inches, the Trident shows off its versatility by utilizing a variety of innovations that make this a quintessential SOG. This includes the Arc-Actuator, Digi-Grip, and SOG Assisted Technology (S.A.T.).

The Arc-Actuator is a locking mechanism that’s stronger and easier to release than nearly all other locking mechanisms. The Arc-Actuator is made even more useful when accompanied by S.A.T.

This assisted-opening mechanism causes the Trident’s blade to engage quickly and smoothly every time. A built-in safety lock even prevents the blade from engaging accidentally.

Finally, a unique Digi-Grip variable pattern on the handle provides a reliable grip in areas you need it most.

To inject just a little more usefulness into the knife, the Trident comes with a seat belt cutter for emergency situations. Its bayonet style pocket clip can be switched for right- or left-hand carry.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the SOG Trident with TigerStripe.