Reviews and Ratings for SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handles - SJ51-CP

SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handlesrated 3.571 stars out of 5 (7 reviews)
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SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18 inch Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handles

 

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SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Astronomer1
Chesterfield, VA
Jul 28, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
A good value
This knife is well-made for the price, and it's a rather clever design. But the user must pay attention to the slider lock on the top of the handle. It can migrate to a position under the blade lock-back lever. That lever shares the blade-assist spring. When the slider is under the lock-back leader, it's very difficult to open the knife with the thumb stud. This could prove dangerous in a self-defense emergency situation. The slider lock, when engaged, adds significant rigidity to the knife when the blade is in the deployed position. This is helpful, as the knife is thin and somewhat flexible overall. The thinness of the design allows a user to clip the knife almost anywhere and it virtually disappears (check your local laws). And you still have an assisted blade over 4 inches long at your disposal. The blade was extremely sharp right out of the box--one of the sharpest I have ever encountered.
SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Thomas
Apple Valley, Ca
Jul 16, 2012
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
SOG Slim Jim XL
This knife is everything that SOG claims it to be. The assisted opening feature is really of benefit. It is of high quality materials, and easy to carry with the clip, and can be carried in a shirt pocket, because of its light weight.
SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
R G
Illinois
Jun 05, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Lightweight EDC
I was looking for lightweight EDC knife, particularly for summer use when I want to lighten the load a bit. This SOG fits the bill. Only quibble is the slide lock. I ended up removing it as it managed to engage each time I removed it from my back pocket which made quick opening difficult.
SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Big K
Rego Park, NY
Aug 02, 2012
Pros: Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Almost a very good knife with some minor hiccups.
This was going to be my EDC knife with a more significant blade length than my other pocket rockets (i.e. cold steel mini tuff lite and spyderco delica), and I have to admit that I really wanted to like this knife. It is indeed the slimmest knife out there, but out of the box there is some minor wiggle in the lock-up. Nothing major, but definitely not rock solid. Also, there was some severe binding where the leaf spring kicks out the blade, that was fixed quick with a silicone cloth wipe down with WD-40. Knife works fine now, and while I like it, the first impression did not win me over.
SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Gregory G
Austin, Tx
Aug 16, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Weight, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type
Don't care for lock design
PROS: 1. Good sized blade 2. Light CONS: 1. Lock mechanism can lock blade in the closed position. 2. Somewhat difficult to open quickly; takes quite a bit of practice to be proficient.
SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Dave
Indiana
Oct 23, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Blade does not always open completely and lock in place. The spring is of the type that used to be used in all of the old switchblades. Was expecting something a little more reliable.
SOG SlimJim XL Folding Knife Assisted 4.18" Satin Plain Blade, Bead Blast Handles
rated 2 stars out of 5
John P
Hampton, NH
Aug 02, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
SOG SJ-51
I use it for everyday things. I like the weight, edge, blade length. I can't open it one handed. The opening mechanism binds. I loosened the pivit screws, and oiled the pivit point, all to no avail.