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SOG SE14 Spec-Elite I Folding Knife 4" VG10 Satin Plain Blade, GRN Handles

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Part Number: SOG14SE
Manufacturer: SOG Knives
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SOG14SE: Spec-Elite I

Utilizing the famous Pentagon Elite I platform, we introduce the Spec-Elite I, which capitalizes on one of the best locks in the world, the Arc-Lock.

These racy blades are designed for high performance with the reverse curve main edge and quickness of opening. The Spec Elite I is also impeccably balanced, and features glass-reinforced nylon handles. Other features include: ambidextrous slotted thumb studs, machine screw construction, a low-reflective bead-blasted blade and clip, and a reversible military-style clip for enhanced gripping.
  • Blade Length: 4" x .135"
  • Overall Length: 8.75"
  • Weight: 4.3 oz.
  • Edge: Straight
  • Steel: VG-10
  • HRC: 59-60
  • Handle: Glass-Reinforced Nylon
  • Finish: Bead blasted
The Arc-Lock

The Arc-Lock just might be the perfect lock. Why? It is totally ambidextrous and has all of the attributes knife designers relentlessly search for, but rarely find.

The Arc-Lock far surpasses conventional lock strength, tested at over 1000 lbs of force measured at the lock in an independent lab test.


The Arc-Lock provides lightning-quick, one-handed opening and closing capability.

Spring-action securely retains the blade closed. When unlocking, the fingers are safely kept clear.

The Arc-Lock is self-adjusting over time and can be easily cleaned for long term optimal performance.

UPC Code: 729857990615

VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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New England
Feb 29, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Feel, Lock Ease of Use, None
Decent knife, carries small
I probably would rave more about this knife if it hadn't arrived on the heels of my Benchmade 806, a truly spectacular knife. The SOG has a good-sized blade and mostly comfortable handle and rides easily in my pocket. I removed the thumbstuds as they're not needed to easily open the knife and they do stick out quite far, slightly hindering pocket extraction. The overall fit and finish is not as good as on the Benchmade: small protrusions here and there around the handle serve to distract the hand, I think. Also, the notch where the massive thumbstuds fit is slightly sharp, a problem particularly in the ice-pick hold (though it does grant slightly better knife retention) and I wish there was a smoother transition from the jimping on the knife's spine to the handle -- either pare down the handle there or make the blade's spine protrude higher. Finally, the arc lock curves backwards, towards the spine of the knife, and not towards the palm as it does on the Benchmade. This means that you have to draw your fingers down and away to release the lock/start the blade moving from closed and that's just not as smooth an action as pulling it slightly towards your palm. In all, a fine blade and one I'll keep in steady rotation, but not the WOW I've been expecting as I've lusted after this series all these years.
4 out of 5
Nov 16, 2011
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: None
Nice Knife
I got this knife because I was looking for a nice self defense folder. While this is a nice knife I will look for something more along the dagger line next time. This is my second SOG knife and I have been happy with both. I have been buying different knifes looking for the best all around steel. My last SOG was an ATS34 and while I like it I think there is better steel out there. The knife arrived sharp (was able to shave my are with it). The knife is a basic folder that could be used for may different things but for strictly protection I think a double bladed dagger is optimal in that capacity. The blade lock in among my favorites and its easy of opening is also among the best. This is a very good quality knife with no real problems or weak areas. I am happy with SOG and Knifecenter.
5 out of 5
Jason H
Aug 01, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
great folder
its a great knife ez to use sharp and is very handy for self defense with a flick of the wrist it unfolds and a flick back and it closes highly recommend
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