DescriptionSOGBLT21K: BladeLight CampSOG Knives
Designed to make outdoor living simpler and brighter, the Bladelight embeds six exceptionally bright LED lights into the glass-reinforced nylon handle creating a fixed-blade knife that lights up a campsite.
SOG sets its sights on becoming the leader in lighted blades, and this member of the award-winning Bladelight family will find a special place among campers and outdoor enthusiasts. The six intensely bright LED lights (three on each side of the blade) have a measured output of 37 lumens, enough to help sharpen a stick for marshmallows, light up a late night cookstove or help illuminate the way to the outhouse. The fixed blade – made of 8CR13MOV stainless steel – is anchored to a glass reinforced nylon handle. One AAA battery will provide more than four hours of burntime for the LED lights. A molded shine-through sheath with a built in pull-through sharpener is included.
The Bladelight Camp is a very cool fixed blade by SOG. One might think that a "BladeLight" sounds kinda gimmicky, and it does, but the SOG BladeLight actually "works". I personally don't think the blade itself (although it is adequate) is the best part of the overall offering. What makes the Bladelight is the sheath and the surprisingly powerful light. Although listed at ~ 37 Lumens, the light is emitted from 6 small bulbs making for a very powerful and focused beam. The light does not just work unsheathed, but with the sheath on as well - this is made possible by the six cutouts on the sheath and the Bladelight is equally bright with the sheath on or off. The sheath also features an indentation enabling the knife to make small wire/line cuts even when sheathed. Also there is a built-in sharpener on the sheath which is kinda handy. Now, more on the knife itself - it has a pretty good feel and the non-slip rubber handle makes it moderately grippy....and if you do drop it and it happens to break - it's got a lifetime warranty so SOG will send ya a new one. The steel is 8Cr13MoV which is a good "value steel" with a decent balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties. Here at KnifeCenter, you can get this one with the satin blade and white light or with a black blade and red LED - KnifeCenter also offers a fillet knife version.