SOG VL04 Vulcan Mini Flipper 3" VG10 Satin Plain Tanto Blade, Black GRN Handles

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Part #: SOGVL04 | SOG Knives
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SOGVL04: VL04 Vulcan Mini Tanto
Since 1959, the General Electric M61A1 Vulcan and its derivatives is a 20mm 6-barrel Gatling-style rotary cannon that has been in service in many United States military aircraft through several wars. It fires standard M50 ammunition at 6,000 rounds per minute and is an integral part of the armament of modern fighters such as the F-15, F-18, and F-16.

Built upon the M61 Vulcan’s reputation of speed, power, and versatility, the SOG Vulcan is also formidable with a powerful strength of construction. There is nothing weak about the Mini Vulcan. For instance, SOG's patented Arc-Lock can hold over 1000 lbs. of force making it an ideal hard use lock type, far surpassing conventional lock strength. With its ambidexterity, ability to self-adjusting over time, and ease to clean, the Arc-Lock might just be the perfect lock. The full steel liners encased in glass reinforced nylon (GRN) handles give the knife rigidity and durability during use without adding unnecessary weight. The Vulcan Mini’s blade is a full 0.125" thick and includes a double thumb stud and flipper tab for quick, ambidextrous deployment and use. Press on the back of the blade and the knife flips out fast and smooth. A reversible clip, the Arc-Lock, and double thumb studs/flipper tab opening make for complete ambidextrous use. Combining the usability and construction of the knife with a durable VG10 stainless steel blade make this folder a great addition to the Vulcan name.
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Overall Length: 7.35"
  • Closed Length: 4.35"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16"
  • Product Type: Folding Knife
  • Locking Mechanism: Arc-Lock
  • Belt Clip Type: Reversible Low-Carry
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Straight
  • Blade Steel Type: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Shape: Tanto
  • Handle Material: Glass-Reinforced Nylon
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Hardness: RC. 59-60
  • Weight: 3.40 oz.
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 729857991261

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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.
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5 out of 5
Feb 02, 2018
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Great Knife
The Mini Vulcan Tanto blade is a great EDC. I have Arthritis in my hands have difficulty opening many other assisted opening knives without a long break in period but this one is so smooth and easy. Mini Vulcan does require a flip of the wrist to open but much easier than several other knives for me. The blade is super sharp out of the box. Grip is perfect although scales may be a bit rough for some. Deep carry clip is a plus but is a bit stiff. I like this knife so much I ordered the plain blade as well. I have used this knife every day since purchase and it has become my favorite folder!
5 out of 5
Jan 11, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
SOG have nailed it with the Japanese steel in a tanto blade, which is hard to find anywhere online with the Vulcan tanto, usually the prices are a lot higher. The handle is solid and if the Arc lock mechnism along with ease of flipping open the blade makes this a solid performer.
4 out of 5
Cleveland, OH
Jul 12, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, None
Overpriced but good knife
I bought this knife for $65 and loved it. I am a fan of SOG and this may have been my favorite to date. That being said, at full retail, this is not a value. The scales feel cheap and the pocket clip is way to malleable. I eventually lost it and attribute it to the belt clip.
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