(TF-1 Black TiNi)
Stainless steel Rc 57-58
3.75" x 0.125"
Reversible SOG Bayonet clip
lock, belt clip
SOG’s Trident TF-1 folding knife sporting many fisherman-friendly features
SOG has a history dating
back to the Vietnam War when as part of a joint venture military operation
called Studies and Observation Group, they designed and produced a knife that
would withstand the toughest of environments. Today SOG produces some of the
finest specialty knives and tools that are still designed by their co-founder
and chief engineer Spencer Frazer. These unique and innovative folding knives,
fixed blades, and multi-purpose tools are today, widely distributed around the
world with the same fine performance the Special Forces used in the past war.
applies their S.A.T. to help quickly and easily open the blade with only one
The team at SOG did right
with the Trident TF-1 TiNi. Though it looks like an ordinary knife, this folding
knife is quite impressive. SOG includes features that outdoorsmen, especially
anglers, will surely find handy such as the TiNi coated blade, SOG Assisted
Technology (S.A.T.), and the noticeable and unique Groove™. The Trident weighs
in very nicely and has a good size handle for both small and large hands. In
addition the knife has a locking feature that keeps the blade from accidentally
coming open, and another mechanism to keep the sharp blade from closing when
flipped open for use.
innovative feature is what sets the Trident apart from others. The patent
pending Groove™ system is built into the handle and makes use of the closed
blade and a slot in the handle, cutting just about any type of line such
parachute cord, rope, and fishing line including braided and super lines.
The Groove™ is
SOG’s unique feature that allows you to cut lines without opening the blade
The Groove™ was first
developed after Navy SEALs thought open blades were too dangerous around fragile
equipment and other fellow members. After puncturing a military inflatable boat
and damaging other equipment when cutting ropes with an open blade, SOG then
designed this effective safe system. Now the Groove™ sheath is not only used on
the Trident but many other SOG knives as well.
SOG Assisted Technology (S.A.T.)
was designed to help one open the knife easily and quickly, no matter if the
person uses his/her right or left hand. The patented mechanism works with a
constant force that opens the blade and a variable force that wants to close it.
That means when someone opens the Trident the force to open is greater than
closing which will spring open the knife virtually on its own.
Trident TF-1 is an essential tool for every outdoorsman
Field Tests: I
once read a survey somewhere about what one thing you would like to have with
you if you're stranded in the wilderness, and someone answered a durable pocket
knife because it's a tool they can rely on to cut, scrap, dig, and many more
things that pertains to one's survival. Though I hope I would never end up in a
situation like that, I have to agree with that statement. A knife is important,
and even more important is a knife that's high performing and extremely
reliable. We tested the SOG Trident while fishing and camping at Lassen National
Park, on local lakes, and on the Pacific Ocean while targeting salmon, albacore
tuna, and rockfish.