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

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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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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.
3 out of 5
Alberta, Canada
Mar 07, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Expected more
The Cons: -Flipper action is not smooth, must use a wrist flick in order to deploy. -Handle is thicker than expected so it bulges out of the pocket. -Cost of the knife is rather high if compared to others (mini griptillian, PM3, kizers) The Pros: -San Mai VG-10 blade is done excellent by SOG. Holds edge nicely and feels tough. -Build quality is better than any SOG folder that I have seen. -Light weight, more than capable EDC that is easy to carry in either pocket.
4 out of 5
Dennis H
Feb 10, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Blade Material, None
I agree with everything the first reviewer said. It took me a little while to warm up to this knife but now I find its my first pick among a dozen others. I love the action. Its addictive. Once worn in, you can easily open and close by just disengaging the lock. My only complaint is the blade is quick to dull up and slow to sharpen - at least for me.
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