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SOG Knives Unveils the Pillar
Mike the Mook
Sometimes a fixed blade is a lot more useful and handy than even the best custom folding knife. This is most often true when you’re working in the field and one hand is occupied. No, this isn’t a Fleshlight article; we’re talking about when you might be climbing or riding and don’t want to get thrown ass-over-teakettle while fiddle-fucking with a folding knife. Just like our ancestors have done for thousands of years, you should reach down, grab your knife, remove it from the sheath and cut, stab, slash, etc., instead of drawing and unfolding. We found a great “draw and stab” mid-sized fixed blade in the SOG Pillar.
There was a time when we LOVED anything made by SOG knives. In the 80s and 90s they made some badass blades we couldn’t get enough of, like the Bowie, Pentagon, Tomcat, Desert Dagger, and Trident. It seemed like each design called to us. The construction, design and craftsmanship from Seki City, Japan never let us down. But the turn of the 21st Century seemed like the last time anything SOG did actually impressed us, as they focused on multi-tools and assisted openers.
Things started swinging back a few years ago, and we were found many of SOG’s new designs to be not only well-built, but quite useful. Still, we hungered for those thrilling blades of yesteryear. In September of 2016, we saw them come full-circle with the Pillar.
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