If you want your knife to get something done quick, the sooner you can deploy it, the better. One way to get your blade ready in a flash is to carry an assisted-opening knife like the new SOG Flash AT. SOG has taken one of their best-selling designs and revamped it from the ground up, complete with better blade steel, an improved lock, and much more this time around. By keeping the same core features that made the original Flash series great and upgrading them in terms of materials, technology, execution, and styling, the new SOG Flash AT really feels like a modern evolution of the crowd-favorite knife. Whether you’re on the market for a snappier EDC knife or are a SOG fan looking for a more modern upgrade, the Flash AT could be for you.
The SOG Flash AT’s blade still measures in at 3.5 inches, finding that sweet spot of usability and portability. It now comes in a cryo-treated D2 tool steel, which boasts better hardness and edge retention over its predecessor's AUS-8 steel. The Flash AT comes in either a straight plain edge, ideal for all-around EDC use, or serrated for cutting through rope and other tough materials. Generous jimping on the spine of the blade offers excellent grip for precise cuts and stability for hard use, too.
The blade is only part of the equation on the Flash AT, and the combination of its assisted opening mechanism and new ambidextrous AT-XR lock really let it shine as an everyday knife. The Flash AT is now fully ambidextrous start to finish. You can deploy it from either side using its dual thumb studs on the blade. They’re prominent and grippy on the pad of your thumb without snagging and let you deploy the blade with confidence. The assisted opening mechanism springs the blade open with a quick, smooth, and snappy motion that’s as satisfying as it is reliable. It locks up into SOG’s sturdy AT-XR lock, which you can disengage from either side without ever putting your fingers in the blade’s path. For added security, you can lock the blade from unintentionally opening with an ambidextrous safety lock intuitively located on the spine of the knife. When you’re done using the knife, it carries discreetly thanks to an included reversible deep-carry pocket clip.
The Flash AT manages to deliver solid performance and more rugged materials while maintaining a sleek, understated aesthetic that’s designed with everyday civilian users in mind. Small details like concentric circle patterning on the thumb studs and AT-XR lock and clean sweeping lines on the GRN handle provide grip to get the job done without looking overly tactical. Available in Blackout, Urban Grey, and Civic Cyan color options, the Flash AT pairs well with any style of urban EDC. You can pick one up in your favorite color and blade edge configuration over at SOG’s website linked below.
This is a sponsored presented by SOG.