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SOG? Vulcan Mini Tanto?
The General Electric M61A1 Vulcan is a 6-barrel 20mm cannon of the gatling-type. It fires standard M50 ammunition at 6,000 rounds per minute and is an integral part of the armament of modern fighters such as the F-15 , F-18 and of course the F-16 .. SOG's Vulcan? is also formidable with a powerful strength of construction. There is nothing weak about the Vulcan? . Take for instance SOG's patented Arc-Lock . Or, the full steel liners encased in glass reinforced Zytel? handles. The blade includes SOG's new kick deployment. Press on the back of the blade and the knife comes out fast. VG-10 stainless steel blade with satin polish finish - Thumb studs - Arc-Lock mechanism - Blade kick deployment system - Textured black Zytel? handle - Stainless steel liners - Lanyard hole - Reversible pocket clip - 3" blade length - 4-1/4" open length - Made in Japan.
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14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
SOG Mini Vulcan TantoFeb 11, 2010
By M. Boyer
This is a great EDC pocket knife. It comes razor sharp and stays that way for quite some time. When the edge does need to be touched up, it is quick and easy to get it razor sharp again.
I think this is the perfect size for a pocket knife. The knife just feels solid with no free play at all and opens very smoothly. The arc lock locks up rock solid and when the blade is in the handle, it wants to stay folded up until you open the knife past a certain point. The bayonet style clip is the best in the business and allows the knife to be completely hidden when in your pocket. It is also reversible to either side.
You couldn't ask for a better pocket knife.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
A good EDC knife. A "slightly" smaller Vulcan tantoMay 21, 2010
By G. Powell
I now have both the SOG Specialty Knives & Tools VL-03 Vulcan Tanto Knife, Satin and this knife. I still like the larger version of the Vulcan Tanto but really it is too big for an every day carry. The blade at .16" also too thick for good lunch cutting work, ie it splits my apple before it cuts it. The blade on the smaller Vulcan knife is only slightly shorter, maybe a 1/2 inch of cutting surface. But it's also thinner which makes it more useful as an every day carry. Some reviewers have complained about the weight of the larger knife, I really don't notice the difference in my pocket. I also like my SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TWI-20 Twitch XL, Graphite Handle as an EDC, but that knife has an assisted open which gives people the wrong impression. It is faster to open than this knife, but for an EDC, quick opening to open a letter or cut the tape on a box isn't a high priority.
On the Twitch vs the Vulcan, the drop point of the Twitch is very handy for tip cutting work. The re-curve of the tanto blade of the Vulan hooks things like rope better. The Twitch is thinner, by about 1/2 the thickness but heavier. Both blades are the same thickness, .125" and the same effective cutting length. Both blades are tight in the hinge, no wiggling about.
Either knife is a fine every day carry.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Great Knife I researched like crazy before buying...Apr 22, 2011
By Chris Buck
Very pleased with this knife! Shipped sharp out of the box, perfect size, great blade. After 12 hours of research into the best of many worlds into one knife, this has it (no serrated blade but have that on others). The blade to me is both a tanto and drop point mix. Has a slight curve on the straight part of the blade to help hold and cut rope and wire as well.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
**Updated** Good But Not ExceptionalAug 12, 2012
By Todd P
I owned this knife for nearly a year before losing it, which is a bummer, because it really is a pretty nice knife. It's made in Japan, has great steel, and is absolutely beautiful. The downside is the price (I paid about $115) and a slight give in the locking mechanism which leaves a little bit of up and down flex in the blade when open.
Because of price and the flex that was present, I decided to go with a different EDC my second time around and gave Benchmade a try. I went with a Benchmade Griptillian Thumb Knife and could not be happier. While the knife is not quite as attractive initially, I find I'm loving it more every time I use it. It's a little higher quality overall, there is absolutely no give in the blade, it's American made and was also a few bucks cheaper.
I still very much liked this Sog but in a few ways it was beat out by the Griptillian.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
SOG Vulcan Mini Tanto KnifeSep 26, 2010
I got this knife a month ago and I just love it! This knife is a great ADC choice. Very light and concealable. People complain about the long pocket clip but I don't mind it. If you are considering this knife stop considering and buy it.
It also comes very sharp out of the box.
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