Pros:Nice small knife that may have limited ultimate utility. Good none the less.
Cons:Mounting screw thread engagement seems inadequate.
The Bottom Line: If you need a small knife to do small jobs, you may want to consider this one.
I have a swiss army knife that I have had for about 20 years. I rarely go with out it. But it is kinda bulky. And when I don't have it I wish I did. I happened to read a review here on Epinions by seakins5100 on the SOG Micron, and I looked it up on on Amazon a few weeks ago. I added this knife to the cart, and eventually it made it on to an order.
About the Product
It's a small, single bladed folding knife that will easily fit on your keyring. I thought it would be handy to have in case I needed to open a package or otherwise cut something up. Folded up, it's about 5/8" W X 2" L X 3/32" T. The blade is about 1 1/2" long, so unfolded it is about 3 1/2" overall. And while it is stainless steel, it is very light, since it is small. The stainless steel has a black oxide coating. I would have preferred a polished brite finish to the black oxide. But it's nicely finished in any case.
It seems very well constructed. Although it is made in China. The side plates are probably water jet cut out, and sport the SOG logo. Folded up, you can see the closed blade through the side plates. It looks pretty snazzy. The whole knife is held together with 3 tiny socket head cap screws. My only concern is that there can't be more than one thread holding the knife together.
The blade is very sharp as received, and it feels like it will hold an edge quite well. There is notch is the blade to allow you to open it, but there is enough of the back edge of the blade exposed to grasp it with two fingers to easily pull it open. The blade also has a serrated section on the back edge, like larger knives that are available. And like most of its larger cousins, it has a spring that keeps it open and closed.
How Well Does It Work?
I've used it on a few occasions lately to open packages. It's very useful at that. Although keeping it on a key ring makes it a bit unwieldy. And it is pretty small, requiring you to grasp it with two fingers and a thumb. I probably won't be doing any whittling, or getting into knife fights with it.
But it is sharp, and it passed the paper cutting test. And, if you are not careful you could hurt yourself. So caution would be advised.
I paid about $15 for this, and I think it is well worth it. I would recommend this knife to my friends. Although, I'm knocking off a star for the lack of engagement of the screws into the threaded holes. I am afraid over time these may work loose. If not, I'll come back and restore that 5th star, for an excellent rating.
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