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SOG EL-30 Contractor III Folding Knife 2.875" Satin Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: SOGEL30
Manufacturer: SOG Knives
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SOGEL30: EL-30 Contractor III
SOG Knives

A craftsman is only as good as his tools. For almost 25 years, SOG has been a leading supplier of knives and tools to the industrial, contractor, and DIY markets. The reason is simply that our products are tough and we stand behind them with lifetime guarantees. The Contractor series is designed specifically for tradesmen, including electricians, handymen, and for those who take pride in a job well done. Modernizing traditional patterns, this knife features: multi bladed lockback, aggressive G10 grips, one hand opening, as well as razor sharp blades.
  • Lockback Design
  • Textured G10 Grips
  • Stainless Steel Liners
  • Blade Length: 2.875" x .1"
  • Overall Length: 5.75"
  • Weight: 2.1 oz.
  • Edge: Straight
  • Steel: 6Cr12MoV
  • HRC: 52-55
  • Handle: G10
  • Finish: Satin
  • Includes: Lanyard hole
  • Country of Origin: China

UPC Code: 729857995597

The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
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.
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John G
Round Rock, Texas
May 12, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Good Knife, But....
I bought this knife about a month ago. I have a 26 yr old camillus electricians knife I am putting away even though it is still in good shape. I bought this knife to replace it. The handle has good grip being G10, and the knife is lighter than my Camillus, but still has good heft. The main blade is shaving sharp out of the box and has a good thick backbone (i.e. the blade is not flexy like a filet knife). You also have the screw driver blade which is also a knife blade. Both blades lock, which is why I bought it. However, you can't depress the locks with your thumb. I have to press down with my thumb nail to get either lock to dissengage. I thought about returning it for this reason but I decided to keep it thinking it might break in. Now a month in, it has not. All this being said, it is a good knife, although I thought it could have been about $10 cheaper being made in China. On this site, look at Utica's Electrican knife. It is Made In U.S.A and cheaper than this one. It looks exactly like my old Camillus electricans knife. I am going to buy that one just for grins.
5 out of 5
Emmaus, PA
Jul 22, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Great knife around the house
Use it doing odd jobs good sold feel would be nice to have a sheath for it not so keen on the lock system
4 out of 5
Bill Conrad
Emmaus, PA
Jul 06, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Lock Type
Good knife around the house
use the knife doing things around the house. Two most useful things, blade and screwdriver.
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