Reviews and Ratings for SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles - SJ32-CP

SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handlesrated 3.571 stars out of 5 (7.0 reviews)
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SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18 inch Black Plain Blade, Black Handles

 

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SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
S H
Georgia
Aug 30, 2012
Pros: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None

Lived up to all expectations

I bought this as a light weight, flat alternative to my Trident to wear with a suit. It's flat, light, faster and snappier to open than my Trident. I think the people complaining about speed of opening and/or not closing completely need to check the safety lock. It needs to be completely unlocked for optimal functioning. But if you want to secure the locked open blade, it works great. Reversing the clip was a little challenging. Just bear in mind that although it's hard to see, the bolts have a flat side. Very sharp out of the box.
SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jeremy
South Korea
Feb 13, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, None

Not bad over all

I like the knife and was pleasantly surprised when I opened it. Sharp and sturdy for as thin as it is. Great knife
SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
William W
1135 harrison st philadelphia. pa.19124
Aug 27, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening

sog sj-32

I like the knive .instructions on how the use the knive would have been helpful . it took me 15 to 20 minutes to figure how to get the lock off .i can t believe i was only one .i still am not comfortable opening it .
SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Eric A.
Honolulu
Apr 23, 2013
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Type, None

Great knife

Very light and easy to open. Would recommend as a EDC. The only thing is, the knife sometimes unlocks when gripping hard on the handle because the unlock mechinisam is on the back of the knife.
SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Kuwombia
Minnesota
Oct 09, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, None

Had a little 'incident' at Heathrow with this slim puppy

I've had this for a few months. I liked the idea of an assisted opening extremely thin knife for keeping on hand, even when wearing a suit. Who needs a fancy pen in your coat pocket when you can have this little guy? I agree with the other reviews that the safety knob tends to go towards the lock position when you have it in your pocket, so when you take it out to open with one hand it will be locked and you always need to check before opening. The other thing is, it's so slim that opening isn't as smooth as it would be with a full grip knife and, after a a little use, it seems to need a little oiling to keep the opening mechanism smooth and not stop the assisted opening feature. Oh, and the other thing... don't try to take this through London Hearthow airport. I made the mistake of changing my mind about taking my roller bag as carry on instead of checking it in one time and the security scanner picked it up right away. He knew it was a folding knife and the approximate size right away... they called the cops and had me step aside and explain to them why I had a locking blade knife with me... in a suit bag! Having a locking blade knife in public in the UK is illegal... I was facing a stiff fine, confiscation of the knife and possibly spending the day at the police station. I told them it was an honest mistake and I was just traveling back home... they were nice enough to come up with a workable solution... No fine since I wasn't staying the UK and no confiscation... but they had to see me mail the knife back to my US address... they even walked me over the the post office in the airport and helped me with the correct stamps...
SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 2 stars out of 5
Eric
Florida
Apr 29, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None

Interesting

SOG has a great blade with this knife. I also like the pocket clip that keeps the knife low in the pocket. I was however disappointed with the stamped metal approach. It does seem strong for being so thin. The main trouble is for one hand opening. It is difficult to deploy even with the lock fully open and out of the way. This knife feels a little too cheap and functions poorly for the price.
SOG SlimJim Folding Knife Assisted 3.18" Black Plain Blade, Black Handles
rated 2 stars out of 5
Charles
Kansas
Feb 11, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Lock Type

bad detailing on an innovative design

I bought this knife for everyday carry because of its slim profile. Unfortunately, some of the details of the design make it unsuitable for me. My biggest complaint is the safety catch. If carrying the knife clipped to your clothing, drawing the knife will always snag the safety and pull it up under the lock release so that you cannot open the knife. I am considering removing the safety, but that is also a bit of a problem because the lock release is on the back spine of the handle where it could be depressed in your grip unless the safety is slid forward after the blade is open. Without the safety issue, the thumb studs also snag your clothing making the knife difficult to drawn. I am relegating this to a backup knife for a pack pocket. Very innovative design, but not practical. I am using the bulkier SOG Flashback Mini for my daily carry.