Reviews and Ratings for SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles - PE15-BX

SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handlesrated 4.375 stars out of 5 (8 reviews)
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SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4 inch Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles

 

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SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
James
California
Apr 14, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel

Close To Perfect

I carry a knife for that "just in case" moment, and this one is just about perfect for that purpose. The deep carry clip makes it very discreet, while the size and shape of the handle gives it a perfect draw. There's no twisting or fumbling around in your hand to get it in position to deploy the blade. I prefer thumb studs/holes for deployment, but it's just as easy to pull the Arc Lock and flick it out. The grip makes it easy to switch between blade up or down, and the clip is fine in either position. My only gripes about the knife are the handle material and blade sharpness. The GRN feels solid enough, but at the same time it feels a little cheap. There are obvious seems and some sharp edges that should have been smoothed out. The inside edges tend to scratch, and the blade edge is a tad close to the open back. It hasn't happened yet, but it's enough to make me worry about cutting myself when reaching for my keys. While the blade is definitely sharp, it's not as sharp as my Kershaw Link or Spyderco Para 2. It's sharp enough for it's intended purpose, but it's kind of disappointing -for the price- to be tearing paper when testing sharpness. Also, I was surprised to see the blade isn't a symmetrical dagger-style spear point. It has more of a belly on the sharpened side which gives it a hint of a drop point profile. It's not even noticeable in the pictures, but it very obvious in person. I think this is part of why the blade feels to close to the opening in the handle. tldr: Make the blade a symmetrical spear point, give it some nice G10 handles, and sharpen it a little more, and you'll have the perfect defensive EDC knife.
SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Gyffes
New England
Mar 27, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, None

Nice knife, quite happy with it

Love the blade shape. I've always liked spearpoints, but in this case there's a very subtle belly on the cutting side that makes it a better slicer than your average spearpoint would be. Also, there's a TINY cutback on the backside of the tip making for a "shark's tooth"-style tip; this offers extra penetration and an insanely sharp "nick" cut ability with the tip. Downside: the handle material offers a real positive grip and the deep pocket clip combined with that grippiness can make extraction from the pocket somewhat difficult. To aid this, I removed the massive thumbstuds: they were too big and are not needed after a few days of flicking the knife open via gravity and/or fa jin. Removing the thumbstuds was far more difficult than needed to be (and is how I came to learn about the sharpness of the tip -- it but grazed the back of my hand and opened it).
SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Steve S
Keene nh
Mar 11, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None

AWESOMEI

I love the shape and feel of the knife. Solid all around and vg10 steel every year a new steel comes out but I have never been disappointed with the toughness or edge retention of vg10 buy it!!!!!
SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Charleswayne
Hammond , La
Jul 18, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None

Great knife

I really like this knife. I love the weight and the overall feel of this knife. I normally buy Benchmade automatic knives but this is the first non automatic I bought in a long time. I plan to use this knife for every day carry. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting a good tool for everyday use. I’m a fan of Benchmade products.
SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Lisa K.
Sarasota, FL
Apr 06, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None

SOG PE15

Another awesome SOG product. This knife feels great in the hand, it is very sharp and smooth as butter to open and close. It's got a great pocket clip, perfect for EDC. I now own 3 of these, so what does that tell you?!!!
SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Gyffes
New England
Nov 23, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None

Great knife, lousy clip

There’s a lot to like about this knife: balance, blade shape, blade material and sharpness: all top notch. The handle material is grippy and fills the hand well. The pocket clip, however has proved itself a horrible change from previous versions: it has rusted badly while worn on my backpack’s shoulder straps. It already didn’t make me happy as it’s a stubby little thing (though I appreciate the deep pocket carry style of this clip) that kept snagging on stuff, but rusting was the final straw. This knife now sits uncarried in my knife box. Someday I’ll write SOG for a new clip but for now seeing it in there just saddens me.
SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Pappy9er
Louisiana
Aug 14, 2020
Pros: Handle Feel, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening

A Disappointment

not well thought out, poor thumb stud access design, over priced for what you're getting
SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife 4" Bead Blasted VG10 Blade, GRN Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
D
Canada
Feb 24, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip

SOG Japan?

I bought this knife after handling the original pentagon folder. That knife was smooth and had solid lockup, with easy arc lock flipping. The pent arc however feels stiff, has side to side play and lock rock. The blade is also off center. For $162 it leaves me wanting. Japan used to build quality knives, not sure what happened. I will not buy another SOG folder.