Originally Posted by shooter88
Im thinking about buying the sog trident but i would like to get some of your opinions on the pros and cons...much appreciated
Might as well do it too.
*For how light it is, it's a big knife. 3.75 inch blade, good sized handle.
*Handle's ergonomic and it's texture grips your hand well
*Great pocket clip. It's reversible rides well in your jeans pocket and gets in and out fast
*The little cutout thingy is useful for cutting line, string, rope, etc. Crap that you don't really want to deploy the blade for
*Assisted opening is great
*While the handle is plastic, it's a strong fiberglass reinforced plastic, not some PVC or ABS crap
*The Arc lock is strong and easy to use. Haven't seen it fail yet, and there are tons of stress test reviews on Youtube where it takes way worse of a beating than what I put it through.
*Blade wasn't impressive. Didn't hold an edge too well (which isn't a big deal if you're a competent sharpener)
*Chipped the tip off my blade. I did it picking a lock, which puts stresses on knives that they aren't designed to go through. Still worth mentioning though
*The TiNi coating on some models is advertised to be rust-proof and some spots of mine showed rust. Not sure how common it is.
*While the handle is a strong plastic, it's still unreinforced plastic.
Way I see it, it's a well-laid out knife with a bunch of neat features, but it's held back by an average at-best blade. It'd say about a generous 7/10. It's an alright choice, but there's better stuff in the $50-100 price range.