It’s hard to get a visually appealing knife that’s both functional and ripe for everyday carry.

But somehow our Badass Knife of the Week walks that fine line.

The SOG Fielder had the potential to be a faceless 7.8-inch slab of stainless steel, but a vertical grain wood handle inlay breaks up the monotony to give the knife some personality and life.

The wood handle is sandwiched between two high luster stainless steel bolsters. The contrast is as good-looking as it is functional. The wood grain inlay feels good in the hand while the steel bolsters add some heft and durability to the handle.

If the wood grain handle just doesn’t do it for you, there’s also the SOG Fielder in G10, which transforms the whole personality of the knife.

Also tucked away in the handle is a liner lock mechanism with light jimping for greater leverage when disengaging the knife. A single position tip-down pocket clip gets the job done.

But a knife is always more than just its handsome handle. The blade is equally impressive.

Coming in at 3.3 inches, the blade features a clip point blade design with a sleek mirror polished finish. The blade profile allows for all types of functions, whether skinning game or doing tasks around the house. The blade opens easily with a right-hand thumb stud.

With an overall weight of 4.4 ounces, you can’t go wrong with the SOG Fielder.

For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the SOG Fielder.



Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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