SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, Crimson G10 Handles - XR Lock - TM1023-BX


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Part #: SOGTM1023 | SOG Knives
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SOGTM1023: TM1022 Terminus XR G10 Folding Knife, Crimson
Setting a new bar for EDC, the Terminus XR has an evolved ergonomic shape with SOG's smooth XR locking mechanism. No matter how you carry it, the XR is easy to open with three different mechanisms. Sporting a SOG-sharp D2 tool steel blade, the knife retains a light weight with its G10 and handle. Add in an ultra-deep carry pocket clip and you have a knife that absolutely disappears in the pocket. Sleek and balanced, the Terminus XR is your perfect EDC.
  • Blade Length: 2.95"
  • Closed Length: 4.26"
  • Overall Length: 7.21"
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.10"
  • Blade Hardness: 60-62HRC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Crimson G10
  • Locking Mechanism: XR
  • Pocket Clip: Deep Carry (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 3.2 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 729857009720

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, Crimson G10 Handles - XR Lockrated 3.500 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, Crimson G10 Handles - XR Lock
rated 4 stars out of 5
May 21, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, None
Really great materials and finish for the price. Good EDC
I thought I'd take a chance with this knife since I love the look and the materials for the price. I really like some of these alternative colors that SOG offers now. I was a little apprehensive after seeing complaints about the flipper action, but after getting this and using for a few minutes, I find it is just fine for my one hand opening needs.First, the flipper is a little weird in that if the knife is level or pointed down, it fires all the way open. Pointed up, it doesn't make it. I guess that little extra help or hurt from gravity makes all the difference.Using the thumb stud or flipper with a flick of the wrist also works well, albeit with a fairly big flick. I expect it will become easier over time, but it would have been great if it delivered better performance right out of the box.Closing is great. Just pull back on the lock and flick it closed. Or I can just pull back on the lock and fold closed by push against something like my leg.I like the fact that it comes with a deep carry pocket clip, although it could be a little longer. We'll see how well it is retained as I use it.
SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, Crimson G10 Handles - XR Lock
rated 3 stars out of 5
Canal Fulton, Oh
Apr 09, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use
An Axis lock it's not
Really wanted to like this knife and there are things to like. Great steel and edge, handle scales are good, feel and color. Overall fit and finish are very nice. Planned for a light use EDC but the flipper is such a pain, literally. Figured the thumb studs were there to finish the job the flipper started. The spring/closed detent has just too much resistance. I have the OD Green one and it's the same. But it's engraved for display so no problem. I won't carry this one and will probably add to the display of the OD Green.
SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, Crimson G10 Handles - XR Lock
rated 3 stars out of 5
Holly Hill, Fl
Mar 29, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Very Disappointed in the SOG Terminus XR
I really wanted to love this knife. In hand, it's absolutely gorgeous. The crimson G10 is stunning; the blade was well centered and sharp out of the box. SOG's axis lock (they call it the Arc Lock) holds the blade securely and, when deployed, lets the blade hang free.However, getting the blade to flip is a screaming nightmare. Remember, this knife runs on ball bearings--and it's called a "flipper knife." But it simply will not flip without the appropriate wrist action. When I pull back on the lock, the blade hangs free and clear. I have the traced the problem to this: the tension spring is putting pressure on the lock bar so that it comes into contact with the back of the blade when disengaged, with just enough pressure to prevent the blade from flipping/opening smoothly. Lubrication is futile. My index finger is sore, the thumb studs (overall a stupid design feature, I think) do not help in any smooth opening of the blade. I will hazard a guess that this problem is either a manufacturing defect or an issue of poor quality control. This is really unacceptable--especially for the price SOG demands for the Terminus XR.Still, I may keep the knife, with the deluded hope that the tension spring will be forgiving over time and use. But no one should have to suffer with a flipper knife on ball bearings that doesn't freaking flip. I have several flipper knives and the SOG Terminus XR is the worst of the group. My Kershaw Chill, which has a phosphor-bronze washer on one side of the pivot and a nylon washer on the other side, is still the smoothest flipping knife I own. Got that, SOG? Good design and proper manufacturing controls go a long way to a successful knife and deployment experience.One final thing about the knife's design. The clip is painful. It's short, tight, and the curve at the end guarantees you will cry out in pain and frustration when you try to pull it from your pocket.Oh, and a notice to all you YouTube knife reviewers who glowed with effusive praise for this specific piece of SOG cutlery: I will be culling my subscriber list!
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