SOG is a brand that takes a lot of pride in their design. They have always been a little quirky, but that’s good. They have a history of producing high quality knives for special operations units, so their designs are built for real people who need them in the field.
The Flash II is a spring assisted pocket knife that has some really cool features. It is one of the fastest spring assisted knives on the market, and it is also a solidly lock-up knife thanks to SOG’s “SOG Assisted Technology.” The mechanism uses a piston lock that pushes out and keeps the blade open until you manually slide it back down.
This is a great feature for those who want a quick opening knife but still need the security of a solid lock-up. The blade is made from AUS-8 steel, which is a mid range Japanese steel that holds an edge pretty well. SOG also cryo treats the steel to improve toughness.
It has a three and a half inch drop point blade, and SOG has made this to be very ambidextrous. The handle is textured glass-reinforced nylon, which feels great and is durable. It is resistant to common chemicals like methanol, transmission fluid, and motor oil.
SOG has also included a few other features that make this knife stand out. The Flash II has a deep carry pocket clip that is reversible and can be used ambidextrously. The clip is also protected by a spine-mounted safety lock that is activated by a slide button on the back of the handle.