Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Boys and their toys

I want to brag up my latest acquisition, my new SOG Pentagon Elite folding knife. Man, I got this in the mail a week ago and just about jizzed all over myself as soon as I opened it up. Fucking sexy, man.....
 
 
The folders come in 2 different sizes, a 4" & 5" blade. I chose the smaller one for a couple of reasons, the main one being that's what I'm comfortable carrying as a folder, the other being that being an inch shorter in length makes it just a little more concealable.
 

So, it comes with a 4" razor sharp blade, overall length is about 8 1/4", has a partially serrated blade, and can be rigged for either right or left side carry. It's also equipped with thumb studs but doesn't have assisted opening - but don't worry, the fucker opens so smoothly you won't miss it. Also, because of the locking hardware it can't be rigged for tip up/down carry, but that's not an issue for me. Also, the point of the blade was beveled down to what they called a Shark's Tooth tip for strength and penetration.
 
 
I even got the fancy engraving as you can see - OGDAA, One Good Deal After Another, SFC Jerry Shriver's trademark saying.
 
 
I'm not making any bones about this knife. While it's called a tactical knife, I will never cut a fucking rope or seat belt or strap with it. It is purely a last ditch weapon, one that will be there when I run out of ammo or my primary weapon fails or if I happen to be someplace where a firearm is impractical to carry.
The only thing this blade will cut is skin. And keeping that in mind, I did a minor modification to the knife. I happened to notice that the top of the blade was fairly thin, almost to the point of having an edge to it. So I lapped the top of the blade down about 3/4" from the tip and put an edge on it, making it double edged for the first little bit. Now it doesn't matter which direction I'm slashing and the really cool part is that the newly sharpened edge disappears into the handle when folded so I don't have to worry about cutting up the inside of my pocket.

Retail is about $160, you can get it HERE for half that. There's also specs and a short video there too.