I guess I'm in the minority here, but SOG's reputation is that their materials and quality control are marginal. The blade in this knife is AUS8, which is serviceable but not great (although the type of steel is not definitely determinative of how well a knife will perform -- gotta have good heat treating also). Is it better than the $9.00 folder you can buy in the plastic and cardboard hanger at Wally World, but not a first rate knife. I would say check out the RAT 1 folding knife -- also AUS 8, but stronger construction and about half the price.
I had a couple of SOG's in my collection years ago, but sold them off as I wasn't satisfied with their performance.
Last edited by txpossum; 03-13-2013 at 04:26 AM.