Benchmade SOCP Dagger 3.22" Black Combo Blade, Sand Sheath - 178SBKSN


MSRP* : $125.00 | You Save* : $18.75 (15%)
Part #: BM178SBKSN | Benchmade Knives


BM178SBKSN: 178SBKSN SOCP Dagger - Greg Thompson - USA


The optimal tool for self-defense, allows the user to maintain dexterity and manipulate other objects without putting down the knife. The specialized sheath design also integrates into gear and webbing while keeping a low profile. MOLLE compatible.

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176 and 178 MOLLE Extraction

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SOCP Dagger Use and Carry Guide


  • Skeletonized dagger fixed blade features 440C blade steel
  • Finger loop for ease of deployment and use
  • Injected molded sheath with dip coated clip and lanyard
  • Black Dagger/Sand Sheath


  • Dagger Length: 7.25" (18.42cm)
  • Blade Length: 3.22" (8.18cm)
  • Handle Length: 4.03" (10.24cm)
  • Dagger Thickness: 0.185" (4.70mm)
  • Weight: 2.20oz (62.37g)
  • Sheath Weight: 1.00oz (28.35g)
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 610953142582

Steel Handles
Steel Handles Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
440C Stainless Steel
440C Stainless Steel High end stainless steel with a high resistance to corrosion and will sharpen to a razor edge.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Benchmade SOCP Dagger 3.22" Black Combo Blade, Sand Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Benchmade SOCP Dagger 3.22" Black Combo Blade, Sand Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Kernersville, Nc
Sep 02, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: Blade Material, None
My experience with the SOCP
The main problem I have seen people talk about with this knife is saying the pocket clip doesnt keep the sheath from coming out of the pocket with the knife. I personally have had no issue at all with this. I see their point because its not the strongest clip but ive only seen this with something like khaki shorts with a smooth pocket. with blue jeans it stays in place for me. and even with khakis if you just pull up and outwards slightly it keeps the sheath in place. But mainly I carry this knife inside the waistband which is fantastic. any slight pressure such as from my belt makes this a total non issue. that sheath isnt going anywhere even if i tried to make it. when im not carrying the knife it slides securely into my molle webbing on my edc bag and from there i can draw the knife just fine as well. I was a little suprised at benchmades decision to use 440c steel but then again its not meant to be used for any kind of utility so no biggie but gotta have at least one con I guess. as far as which one, i usually hate serrations but having messed around with both versions I do prefer the serration combo since the non serrated version doesnt replace the serrations with an edge so why not go with something over nothing. plus the edge on the non serrated socp isnt really an edge. its very dull so its really just a spear point and thats it. the combo blade is very sharp as well as having the extreme point. Anyway I didnt plan on such a lengthy review but my main point I wanted to make for ppl on the fence is that personally i AM a fan of the clip. it works great for me and its the main reason I stick with the socp over the spartan for edc. the price difference was nice but not my reason for sticking with the socp. I wanted it for easy and convenient edc carry and this clip makes that possible. And if the clip does give anyone trouble then just remove it, bend it slightly, try it on, repeat til satisfied. but i dont think it will be necessary. hope this helps.
Benchmade SOCP Dagger 3.22" Black Combo Blade, Sand Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
SouthBend Indiana
Feb 16, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Favorite carry knife; really good design.
I have had no problems with the dagger (I have had it for 2 weeks) and really like the design. It feels good in my hand and is well balanced / razor sharp. The finger hole on the end is really nice for pulling the knife. Stick your pointer finger inside the end ring, pull the dagger out, and the dagger is ready for combat. The clip is a little loose depending on the thickness of your pants pocket so if you try to pull the dagger out of the sheath the whole sheath might come out of your pocket. Not a problem though because you can always put the thumb on the side of the top of the sheath while pulling it out and it works great / does not impede the combat usefulness of the product.


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