Another popular YouTube knife review from our archives. Hope you enjoy it. If you are looking for the knife, you can find it here. This video is fun because it was one of our earliest videos and it is all silent.
The TOPS Knives HOG 4.5 features a 4 3/8″ blade that is 3/8″ thick. Finished with a black traction coat, the knife blade is 1095 High Carbon Steel. On the full tang blade you will find black linen Micarta handle scales that have unbelievably comfortable contouring. Quick note–this is one of the most comfortable fixed blade knives I have held in a long, long time. The name, HOG stands for a certification that US Marin Scout Snipers can earn called the HOG–or Hunter of Gunmen. The HOG 4.5 is a no frills, heavy duty tactical knife that is going to serve you well no matter where you serve. It comes with a black ballistic nylon sheath. Best points about the HOG 4.5 are the size, durability of materials and the number one best thing is the comfort. Excuse me, I need to go cut some things with my new HOG 4.5 fixed blade. You can find yours here.
- O/A Length: 9 3/4″
- Blade Length:4 3/8″ Thickness: 3/16″
- Steel: 1095 HighCarbon Steel
- Handle: Black Linen Micarta
- Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
- Sheath:Combat Ballistic Nylon
- Weight: 8.3oz
- Weight w/ Sheath: 12.5oz
- Designed by: GySgt Dave (Norseman) Williams
- Made in the USA
Here is a blast from the past knife review. Released several years ago, this spring assist knife has several things to brag about. First, it uses the SOG Assisted Technology–flat-out one of the best assist systems on the market today. The blade snaps out just like you want it to–fast and hard. Second, the satin finished drop point blade is AUS 8 stainless steel. What does this mean to you? It means you are getting a dependable blade steel that won’t rust and is fairly easy to sharpen. Third, it uses my favorite style pocket clip–the deep carry. In most places, people don’t get too uptight about a pocket carry knife, but every once in a while it is best not to advertise what is sitting in your pocket. The deep carry clip allows you to carry without advertising that fact to everyone you see. Fourth, the black hard anodized aluminum handle is not only durable, but it is thin. I like this because it means that the knife doesn’t take up tons of pocket real estate™. Check out the SOG Twitch XL on our website if you want to pick one up. If you already have one, let me know what you like best about yours.
- Blade Length 3.25″ x .125″
- Overall Length 7.5″
- Weight 4.2 oz.
- Edge Straight Steel AUS 8 HRC 57-58
- Handle Hard Anodized Aluminum
- Finish Satin
- Assembled in the USA Price $103.50