Yes, we’re already in April, but the sheer amount of new knives this year means we’re still showcasing them on the blog. The good news is that most of these knives are now on the market, so you don’t have to wait.
This week, we’re looking at the array of new products from SOG Specialty Knives.
First up are two new fillet knives: a 6-inch fillet and a 7.5-inch fillet. The steel is 5Cr15MoV. They come with hard-molded nylon sheaths.
SOG Fillet – 6″
SOG Fillet – 7.5″
The Zoom series is a new family of knives that are designed to be lightweight folders with assisted opening. They have AUS-8 steel and anodized aluminum handles. The regular version has a blade length of 3.6 inches while the Zoom Mini has a blade length of 3.15 inches.
Some of the versions have Tanto points and/or black TiNi coating on the blade. Here’s a look at each iteration.
Zoom – Tanto, Satin
Zoom – Tanto, Black TiNi
Another new family is the Toothpick family. As of right now, the two iterations feature either a satin finish or black TiNi finish on the partially serrated blade. The blade length is 3.1 inches and the steel is made from quality San Mai VG-10 steel. It uses a new locking mechanism from SOG.
Toothlock – Satin
Toothlock – Black TiNi
Next is the SOG Instinct. The most basic version is a compact fixed blade without any handle scales. The overall length is 5.9 inches, and the whole knife has a satin finish. Since it’s meant to offer multiple carry options, there’s a smaller version and two with G10 handles.
It’s praised for its versatility.
Instinct – G10
Instinct Mini – G10
BladeLight Folder Mini
The awesome BladeLight Folder gets two smaller versions. The blade on these is only 3 inches long, but it packs some super bright LEDs on either side. It’s suitable for use near water and makes a nice camping knife. There’s a satin and black version of the mini.
BladeLight Folder Mini – Satin
BladeLight Folder Mini – Black
We’re lumping four new hawks under this category, but you can read more about each below.
This is a lightweight hawk that’s packed with features like a firestarter rod in the handle, nail puller, hammering head, reflective wrapped handle, and more. Its overall length is 12.1 inches.
This is a three-pack of throwing hawks. Each is made of one piece of steel and feature paracord-wrapped handles. They’re specifically designed for throwing.
Voodoo Hawk Mini – Satin
These two are miniature versions of the Voodoo Hawk. They’re smaller and lighter but keep the same features, like a piercing spike, metal pommel cap, and more.
This version has a hard cased black coating.
The original Fielder has a classic look and feel, but the Fielder Assisted feels a bit more modern. It has G10 slabs against matte aluminum bolsters. The main difference is the assisted-opening mechanism. The blade on the standard Fielder Assisted is 3.5 inches while it’s only 2.75 inches on the mini.
Fielder Assisted Mini
The PowerLock Traveler is a multitool with a flip opening and locking mechanisms to give it some strength. The Traveler part of the name is because it’s been approved for carry-on according to regulations by the TSA. It comes in a satin and black version.
The SEAL Strike is the latest member of the SEAL fixed blade family. It has a 4.9-inch AUS-8 steel blade that’s partially serrated. The deluxe sheath on two of the models has a built-in cord cutter, sharpener, firestarter, and more.
SEAL Strike (Black TiNi) – Deluxe Sheath
SOG Salute Mini
This is a compact version of the Salute with a blade length of 3.1 inches. It has a grippy G10 handle and a bead-blasted finish. It comes in satin or black.
Salute Mini – Satin
Salute Mini – Black
The Huntspoint family is already very established, and these latest additions offer quality S30V steel with the co-molded handles.
Huntspoint Skinning S30V
Huntspoint Boning S30V
SOG Trident Elite
The Trident Elite family gets a few more additions with Tanto points and a black TiNi finish. Nothing too different, but you do get more options.
Trident Elite – Black TiNi
Trident Elite – Tanto, Satin
Trident Elite – Tanto, Black TiNi
SOG Throwing Knives
These throwing knives have an overall length of 10 inches with a blade length of 4.4 inches. They have a hard-cased black finish and are highly scratch resistant.
Finally, there’s the SwitchPlier 2.0. This is billed as a cross between a switchblade and pliers. You use a button to engage the pliers for quick, one-handed access. It also has a variety of other tools you’d normally find on a multitool.