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.