Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish
A professional in the composites industry: "handle is too brittle".
Bought it to be a spear, but tried to use a thrower first day I had it (sog advertises as a thrower). The handle crumbled like a mc'chicken biscuit, first try. Sogs more expensive stuff is absolutely gorgeous but oversprised (like benchmade and zt prices except not premo steel just ok aus 8 which I like but still isn't premium). Their cheaper stuff is mall ninja garbage, just for looks. Oh yeah, it's black and curvy and serrated, but it's made out of cheap Chinese crap. I wouldn't be surprised if their highest production expense was the black coating, which is still cheaper than a polished finish. Study knife design, knife making, metallurgy, CUTLERY STEEL PRICES, then examine all the blades being offered by all the big companies, and by a cold steel knife. If you want American made than I say, God bless, we're a dying bread comrad. But if you don't care where it's made, a few weeks of reading and honest, unbiased shopping around should leave you with a cold steel knife or better, one you made yourself.