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SOG Arc Lock
« on: July 20, 2011, 05:09:07 PM »
Does anyone have experience or opinions on the SOG Arc Lock?

I want to buy a new knife for my EDC, the SOG Spec Elite II.



The design appears to be perfect for my purposes and the Arc Lock lets one flip the knife open and shut extremely fast.

However, the handle material is Zytel (or plastic).


And the Arc Lock has been derided by some as a sneaky way to get past Benchmade's patent on the Axis lock.
Many say the blade develops vertical play.


My problem is that no other manufacturer I have found offers a knife this large that opens this fast for this price.

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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 05:28:08 PM »
I know I'm going to regret this so I apologize to everyone in advance but could you tell me what EDC is and just exactly how this knife is "...perfect" for your purposes?

Just curious.
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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 09:20:10 PM »
EDC = every day carry

You know, the pocket knife you carry everywhere and every day.


It's perfect for this purpose because it has a large 5-in blade with a nice shape and nice VG-10 steel.


Also it appears to flick open very quickly and the same with closing.



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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 09:32:19 PM »
EDC = every day carry

You know, the pocket knife you carry everywhere and every day.


It's perfect for this purpose because it has a large 5-in blade with a nice shape and nice VG-10 steel.


Also it appears to flick open very quickly and the same with closing.

Fort Mac is getting to be a dangerous place to live...don't blame ya for the EDC.

I used to carry one when I lived downtown,so glad that I moved out of that crap hole..
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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 03:32:49 AM »
Fort Mac is getting to be a dangerous place to live...don't blame ya for the EDC.

I used to carry one when I lived downtown,so glad that I moved out of that crap hole..

To tell the truth I would carry a large folder even if I lived in Safe-ville.

I have knife fever, I have a new 4" folder and now I want a 5" folder.



Any opinions on the Arc lock and blade play?

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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 06:37:18 AM »
I'd also like to say that carrying a concealed weapon of any kind without a licence is an offense.

Knives are tools.

I only intend to use my knives for tasks such as opening boxes, cutting rope and seat belts in case of emergencies, cutting apples into slices and opening letters.





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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 10:08:49 AM »
"The design appears to be perfect for my purposes and the Arc Lock lets one flip the knife open and shut extremely fast."

Bob, why would the ability of the Arc lock to open and close very fast be an advantage to you?
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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 01:26:09 PM »
"The design appears to be perfect for my purposes and the Arc Lock lets one flip the knife open and shut extremely fast."

Bob, why would the ability of the Arc lock to open and close very fast be an advantage to you?

It's fun to whip knives open and shut.

I can think of many uses for a knife that needs it to open extremely fast.



Anyways that's not the issue.

The issue is the durability of the Arc lock. Any opinions?

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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 04:10:13 PM »
VG 10 steel is good steel depending on how and t what level it is hardened
The mechanism will definately open and loosen up over time.
The lock mechanism may slip as it ages as from what I have heard the front has a tendancy to ope up slightly causing it to loosen as well

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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011, 07:17:07 AM »
EDC = every day carry

You know, the pocket knife you carry everywhere and every day.


It's perfect for this purpose because it has a large 5-in blade with a nice shape and nice VG-10 steel.


Also it appears to flick open very quickly and the same with closing.

Fair enough!

I'm not sure I want to be lugging around a 5" blade all day but that's just me.
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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 12:50:27 AM »
I bought a SOG Tech Bowie a few years ago. It has about a 6-6 1/2" fixed blade. I think that it would be a lot of knife to lug around all day. The one you're looking at is foldable so it might be better. If I wanted a knife to carry all day,I would consider something in about a 3" folding.
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Re: SOG Arc Lock
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2011, 02:06:13 AM »
I bought a SOG Tech Bowie a few years ago. It has about a 6-6 1/2" fixed blade. I think that it would be a lot of knife to lug around all day. The one you're looking at is foldable so it might be better. If I wanted a knife to carry all day,I would consider something in about a 3" folding.

I'm already carrying 4" and it is unnoticeable so I don't think 1.5 oz more will make much of a difference.

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