Posted August 29, 2008 by Howard
SOG Tomcat III with Carbon Fiber Handle
The SOG Tomcat is an awesome knife. It is a heavy duty folder with top level materials and manufacturing quality. This latest offering has textured Carbon Fiber handle material and is truly the finest Tomcat we have seen.
Here is SOG’s information:
Our first folding knife, the Tomcat, set the standard for the large format lockback and won the overall knife of the year award in 1988. Today the completely rethought Tomcat 3.0 will win your hearts and minds. Like a modern day tank, this heavy duty folder is big time armament but has the finesse to turn on a dime. For instance, the 3.0 features our Arc-Lock™ that combines speed and safety in controlling the massive blade. There is also a new sense of ergonomic balance and feel that makes the Tomcat 3.0 a very soulful package.
* Blade Length: 3.75″
* Overall Length: 8.65″
* Weight: 6.5 oz.
* Edge: Straight
* Steel: VG-10
* Handle: Carbon Fiber
* Finish: Satin
* Sheath: Nylon
* Made in Seki-City, Japan
The Arc-Lock just might be the perfect lock. Why? It is totally ambidextrous and has all of the attributes knife designers relentlessly search for, but rarely find.
The Arc-Lock far surpasses conventional lock strength, tested at over 1000 lbs of force measured at the lock in an independent lab test.Speed:The Arc-Lock provides lightning-quick, one-handed opening and closing capability.
Safety: Spring-action securely retains the blade closed. When unlocking, the fingers are safely kept clear.
Durability: The Arc-Lock is self-adjusting over time and can be easily cleaned for long term optimal performance.