Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, None
Love This Knife!
I wanted a Benchmade Mod. 470-1. A similar knife in size and weight. The BM 470 was roughly three times the cost of the SOG FSA-7.Experience indicated need to question the quality of the BM; but I ordered the SOG just in case it was acceptable. I read the reviews and thought that the negative reviews and negative comments I read did not coincide with my past experience with SOG products. I mean the axial and lateral looseness of the blade described simply seemed out of place with this manufacturer. I carry this knife every day. I removed the pocket clip and due to this knife's light weight, slim lines and comfortable design I find it to be a nice riding piece of hardware. I know not the qualifications of the FSA-7's detractors, but I have an extensive background as an aerospace quality assurance inspector and machine parts inspector and find no evidence of looseness or aberrant assembly anywhere on my specimen. This blade is quite thin and holds an edge well, opens quickly and smoothly, the handle is positive in the grasp, and this knife performs almost perfectly as an EDC utilitarian tool. If I manage to master the blade lock mechanisms I will declare this knife as perfect for my use.