I'm about ready to hit the "checkout" button on one of these knives. Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to compare these in person, and what are your thoughts?
SOG Aegis Tanto Knife With Serrated Blade From SOG Specialty Knives & Tools
KAI USA : Kershaw Product Details
I have a couple of Kershaw knives, so I'm familiar with their construction and features. I expect the Blur would be of similar good quality and durable construction as others that I've used. I like the fact that it has an aluminum body that will make for a strong knife, and the tacky inlaid grips on the knife body for extra grip.
I have no experience with SOG knives, but from reviews that I've read they appear to be a quality knife. My number one criteria for a knife is that it's USA made. In the SOG line, the Trident, Flash II, and Aegis fit that bill. I also want a tanto partially serrated blade. Having said that, I'm leaning towards the Aegis because the handle has tacky rubber strips in the body for extra grip. My question about the SOG though is about the body which is made from glass reinforced nylon. I know glass reinforced plastics are strong, but does the plastic body flex at all if applying pressure, or is there an internal metal liner or something to provide additional strength (especially at the blade pivot)?