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Reviews and Ratings for SOG SOG-TAC AUTO Folding Knife 3.5" Black TiNi Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles - ST-06

SOG SOG-TAC AUTO Folding Knife 3.5" Black TiNi Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles2.600 (5 reviews)
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SOG SOG-TAC AUTO Folding Knife 3.5 inch Black TiNi Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles

 

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SOG SOG-TAC Folder AUTO 3.5" Black TiNi Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
4 out of 5
Jim
New Joisey
Nov 25, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Feel, None
A solid knife that just needs a bit of refinement
Another is a series of 5 minute reviews by Jim, so called because they're only 5 minutes of reading for you (but obviously I put in a heck of a lot more time to create it).

Make: SOG
Model: ST-06
Price Paid: $140

First Thoughts...
Initial Impressions: Cool looking knife with a unique handle design. Very thin for an auto.
Packaging: The box has a silk screened company logo, their URL, address, etc. Basically, it looked very professional (although it was about 50% larger than it needed to be). Nothing else protecting the knife though, like a plastic bag.
Accessories: None.
Documentation: None.
Observed Quality: Very good. This knife looked to be screwed together quite well.

Blade...
Sharpness: Very. About a dozen passes over a strop and it was like a razor. Speed of Deployment: Average. Neither slow nor fast.
Solidity of Lockup: Very. The blade deploys, hits the bumpstop and locks into place with a reassuring 'clunk'.
Blade Wobble When Deployed: Just a touch. There is some side-to-side play but it's very minor, to the point I almost didn't even mention it.

Handle...
Feel: Very nice. It fits my hand really well.
Size: Almost perfect. I never thought I would say this about an EDC knife, but it actually might be too thin. For most tasks it work quite well, but when getting aggressive I sometimes wished for more handle to grab a hold of. The individual finger choils make the thinness a lot more tolerable. Impressions: Solid design with a unique pattern etched into the sides. Lots to like about the appearance and feel.

Convenience...
Clip Strength: Ideal. Stiff enough to make it snug, but not so much so that it's impossible to get in/out of your pocket.
Carry Options: Right side, tip up only. The end of the clip is actually sandwiched between the two handle sides, so there are no exposed screws. Perhaps if you disassembled it you could go left side tip up, but I never tried that.

Overall...
Value: Good. Solid, well built knife with a lot to like.
Buy Again: Yes.
Overall Assessment: Very nice knife that will be spending a lot of time in my pocket. It's a little on the thin side for me, and the rough thumb jimping on the blade spine could use a bit of smoothing over, but beyond that I really don't have any complaints.
SOG SOG-TAC Folder AUTO 3.5" Black TiNi Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
4 out of 5
Afflictednick
Nebraska
Oct 11, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Good blade thin handle
I like this knife the blade holds up good but the handle is a little thin and doesn't give user a real firm purchase. But the thinness of the handle also makes it very easy to get in and out of pocket I hardly notice I have it on.
SOG SOG-TAC Folder AUTO 3.5" Black TiNi Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
2 out of 5
Ricky V
Hampden-Sydney, VA
Jan 20, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel
Save your money.
This knife is easy on the eye but heavy in the wallet. This knife was not that fast for being an auto honestly, the trident tanto i have by SOG was faster and sharper out of the box. I am glad i did not actually buy this. One of my friends did and i had the "pleasure" of sharpening it for him and examining it. This knife was so dull out of the box that it could not even pass the paper test. It was so disappointing that the edge was so poor on it. SOG with my past experiences is notorious for having thin blades that dull down quick with any form of wear and tear and not to mention are over priced. My friend paid full retail for this knife and was sorry he did shortly after his purchase. The pocket clip was cheaply made and wiggled right of the packaging it. The grip had a nice feel and a nice ribbed section cut out on the blade that made the grip very comfortable in the standard position. As soon as you reversed the grip though it felt very awkward and clearly was not designed for that kind of use. I would not want to have this knife as my only line of defense. If you want a overpriced EDC knife with a dull edge and thing blade go ahead and get this. Honestly, i would rather have a small swiss army knife then this, you would get more use out of it and is a fraction of the cost. This knife definitely would not be something you would want to carry in the field as a member of law enforcement or military personnel. The knife if made for right handed people only and has no use for ambidexterity. If you wanted this to be a left hand LRT pick another knife. Actually that really would be the best idea would just be pick another knife. The only reason i did not give it a one is because the knife is very well made he just maybe got a lemon.
SOG SOG-TAC Folder AUTO 3.5" Black TiNi Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
2 out of 5
Justin
Texas
Dec 02, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel
Glad this was a free knife
I received this knife as an incentive prize for passing a department PFT. This is the first SOG knife I have ever handled or owned. Out of the box the blade was very sharp but I haven't used it enough to tell wether the blade keeps a good edge. I've read other reviews saying it wasn't fast or slow opening BUT mine was a relatively fast opener. The handle has very little to no texture/grip so if you have sweaty or wet hands it will be VERY difficult to use this knife safely. Another thing that I immediately notice when I see this knife is the lettering SOG just looks terrible! The price for this knife is absolutely ridiculous! Do yourself a favor and save an extra $150 and get a zero tolerance. Just from my experience with this knife I will never spend my $ on an SOG product.
SOG SOG-TAC Folder AUTO 3.5" Black TiNi Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
1 out of 5
C. Mccarthy
Huntsville, AL
May 28, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Only one question...
I have the pleasure of trying out many, many knives from dozens of manufacturers. This is by far one of the LEAST pleasurable I have ever tried. It came dull as a clam shell. Took a decent edge then Lost it after cutting up a single cardboard box. The handle is less ergonomic than it looks. And the price point is a rip off. Maybe at $25 it would be a decent truck knife. But for $100+ it's a dud. By a Spyderco, Benchmade, ZT or almost anything else.