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SOG SE18 Spec-Elite II Folding Knife 5" VG10 Satin Plain Blade, GRN Handles

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Part Number: SOG18SE
Manufacturer: SOG Knives
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SOG18SE: Spec-Elite II

Utilizing the famous Pentagon Elite II platform, we introduce the Spec Elite II, which capitalizes on one of the best locks in the world, the Arc-Lock.

These racy blades are designed for high performance with the reverse curve main edge and quickness of opening. The Spec Elite II is also impeccably balanced, and features glass-reinforced nylon handles. Other features include: ambidextrous slotted thumb studs, machine screw construction, a low-reflective bead-blasted blade and clip, and a reversible military-style clip for enhanced gripping.
  • Blade Length: 5" x .16"
  • Overall Length: 10.75"
  • Weight: 7.1 oz.
  • Edge: Straight
  • Steel: VG-10
  • HRC: 59-60
  • Handle: Glass-Reinforced Nylon
  • Finish: Bead blasted
The Arc-Lock

The Arc-Lock just might be the perfect lock. Why? It is totally ambidextrous and has all of the attributes knife designers relentlessly search for, but rarely find.

The Arc-Lock far surpasses conventional lock strength, tested at over 1000 lbs of force measured at the lock in an independent lab test.


The Arc-Lock provides lightning-quick, one-handed opening and closing capability.

Spring-action securely retains the blade closed. When unlocking, the fingers are safely kept clear.

The Arc-Lock is self-adjusting over time and can be easily cleaned for long term optimal performance.

UPC Code: 729857990622

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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
May 31, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Best knife ever!
Great all around "pocket" knife; big blade but fits the pocket nicely. It's an abosulute shame SOG has discontinued this model. I have been carrying the spec elite II since 2004, every year I search for a superior replacement but have yet to find one. Get one while you can!!
5 out of 5
Central Florida
Oct 30, 2016
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
General use and carry. Best I could find for the price and options I wanted. This is not an assisted/auto open mechanism. Opens very smoothly and firmly and locks up tight. There is no "play" in the action. Blade is very secure, in open and closed positions. Handle material is hard and surface has good grip surface. Handle has steel plates on both sides of inner surfaces of handles, for strength. Blade sharp out of box, cuts paper easy. Excellent quality. Would buy again if need be. Actual blade length 4.70" long Sept 2016
5 out of 5
Feb 23, 2014
Pros: Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Type, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Great big edc
Great big edc folder and kitchen folder . EDC- is big but the construction make it easy carry and for kitchen 5 inch blade there is nothing to say :-) .Handle is through construction that makes it easy for cleaning. in the tactical role as well the knife will be great. However from my opinion the only disadvantage is the pocket clip which i will prefer to be the deep sog pocket clip instead.
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