Reviews and Ratings for SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, OD Green G10 Handles - XR Lock - TM1022-BX

SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, OD Green G10 Handles - XR Lockrated 4.25 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95 inch Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, OD Green G10 Handles - XR Lock

 

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SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, OD Green G10 Handles - XR Lock
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jeff/ Hollar44
, Newton, NC
Jul 17, 2019
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

Terminus xr great knife

I received this knife from Knife Center very quick and it came perfect good grind tight lock up good action and this one is g10 and d2 Steel. This will be my new EDC Terminus xr is great for this task SOG got this one right and now with d2
SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, OD Green G10 Handles - XR Lock
rated 4 stars out of 5
Scout671
Guam USA
Nov 16, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: Pocket Clip, None

Great EDC, almost perfect

Great choice for edc: slim, quick and smooth. Only issue is pocket clip is designed for deep carry, but origin point is the center of the rear part of the handle (sandwiched between backspacer and liner). Pants pocket edge tends to feed too deep and gets caught up in the high point of the clip making speed draws cumbersome. A+ on everything else.
SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, OD Green G10 Handles - XR Lock
rated 4 stars out of 5
Rogue Element
Melbourne, Australia
Sep 21, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening

Good value, some minor design flaws

Upon receiving it, opening and closing the blade was very difficult because the XR lock was so stiff. It took some working in before it would operate reliably. However, deployment via the flipper tab or thumb stud is still not as smooth as most of my liner/frame lock knives, and feels a bit gritty. That said, the fact that there are 3 different ways to deploy the blade is pretty cool. The only other issue for me is the pocket clip, as others have mentioned. Whenever I actuate the XR lock, the pocket clip sticks into my ring finger, forcing me to adjust my grip. Thankfully, once the blade is open, the pocket clip is not a hot spot when gripping the handle. So this is only a minor complaint. I do like the fact that it's deep carry. I have medium sized hands and I have no complaints about the ergonomics. I can get all five fingers around it comfortably. Fit and finish are also good. Honestly if I had to choose between the Terminus XR and the Civivi Elementum (both similar size and price), I would choose the Elementum due to its superior action, blade geometry, and pocket clip. But if you much prefer an Axis-style lock, then the Terminus XR is not a bad choice.
SOG Terminus XR Flipper Knife 2.95" Stonewashed D2 Clip Point Blade, OD Green G10 Handles - XR Lock
rated 4 stars out of 5
Dan C
Orlando, FL
Jan 22, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip

Great value and great action with a few minor flaws

I bought this knife for the great value of a D2 steal with axis style lock that is about a 3rd of the price of other premium axis lock knives. The steel is great, and overall, I like the knife but I think there are some minor flaws. #1, I don't think the design needs a flipper AND a thumb stud. The thumb stud doesn't work very well to open because of the location and kind of just gets in the way. Should have gone with just the thumb stud and lock action to open/close. #2, the flipper sticks out a bit too much and corners are sharp. Can catch on things and maybe rip holes in pockets over time. I also like to have it slightly re-designed with more purchase on the forward of the flipper near the choil when the blade is open. You can kinda get a finger up front there for fine work, but just not quite without risking possible cutting yourself. #3, the action on my particular knife was not as smooth as I have seen in online reviews/videos and it had a "hitch in the giddy-up". This is a small quality issue that will be particular to some knives and not others. I had to take it apart and file down a back corner of the internal blade tang slightly. #4 I didn't like the sharp jimping on the spine/flipper and would have liked it to be less aggressive and have a portion of the spine ground flat and sharp to possibly scrape or strike a fire-steel if necessary. This is more personal taste of the design really, because I know others like aggressive jimping and swedge designs on their blades, but personally, I would like it more like a simple bushcraft/camping knife. #5 the pocket clip isn't bad, but could be better. The tip stuck out too far from the handle and rubbed my hand wrong, so I got some needle-nose vice grips and bent it down. Better, but the clip still catches on clothes a bit and has a giant SOG branded logo on it. Not a deal breaker, but I probably would have had a simple wire style clip or smaller-non branded one. At least it is reversible. Overall, I think it is a great deal for the price. Good materials, good locking mechanism, sturdy build but still pretty light (see steel liners inside with swiss cheese holes in them. good engineering idea). The axis style lock is one of the best. Overall good finish on the blade and handle, though the action had a hitch spot in it. I am keeping it in my rotation for sure. I am just going to modify it a bit to my taste to make it a little better than it was from the factory.