SOG Banner Spring Assisted Knife Black Aluminum (3.5" Black) BA1001

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MSRP: $254.00
Our Price: $189.95
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Item #BHQ-52223


  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.10"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.60 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:SOG
  • Model:Banner
  • Model Number:BA1001
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Banner makes its debut as SOG's first USA-made spring assisted knife. It features a premium CPM-S35VN stainless steel blade with a black finish and jimping on the spine for improved control. An anodized aluminum handle keeps carry weight at a minimum, and offers a contoured profile for a comfortable grip. Includes a deep-carry clip for convenient and discreet pocket carry.

  • Premium CPM-S35VN steel offers improved toughness and edge retention.
  • Durable aluminum scales provide a lightweight, comfortable grip.
  • Made in the USA.

Customer Reviews

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SOG should be ashamed
Brandon W.
I was so excited for this knife when I first saw it a year ago, the moment BHQ had it I ordered one only to be met with some of the worst QC I have ever come across!

My first knife came with mismatching handle scales (one was matte and the other was glossy on the spine), A sticky lock button, and worst of all lot's of blade play in all directions.

I contacted BHQ and they exchanged it for me... The new one is no good either! The handle scales match but the blade play is still there! I can get rid of almost all of the side to side by tightening the pivot but it makes it too tight to open or close easily, and there is nothing I can do about the up and down play.

This is a USA made knife that costs almost $200, yet it feels like a $10 knife made in china, almost as if SOG hoped you would pay more attention to the materials they used and not the quality of the build itself. Their Taiwan made knives are of better build quality than this one.
Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ( We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ