SOG Spec Elite II Automatic Knife (4" Satin) SE-61

Item #BHQ-8484
MSRP: $174.00
Our Price: $129.95
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  • Overall Length: 8.90"
  • Blade Length: 4.00"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.875"
  • Blade Material: AUS-8
  • Hardness: 57-58 RC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.90"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 3.60 oz.
  • Knife Type: Automatic
  • Opener: Push Button
  • Lock Type: Button Lock
  • Brand: SOG
  • Model: Spec-Elite II
  • Model Number: SE-61
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Product Type: Knife

This SOG Spec Elite 2 Automatic has a satin finished blade made from quality AUS-8 stainless steel.

The Spec Elite 2 Auto series from SOG Knives features a solid and dependable build designed as a go-to tool for military and law enforcement personnel. Each knife comes equipped with a substantial 4" clip point blade made from high-quality AUS-8 stainless steel. Its hard anodized, machined aluminum handle is a lightweight platform that provides an excellent sense of balance, comfort, and control at all times.

  • Fast and reliable automatic deployment at the press of a button.
  • Sliding safety mechanism for worry-free carry and storage.
  • Reversible deep-carry clip allows discreet pocket carry.

Customer Reviews

Just awesome!
Daniel L. on May 9, 2017

After months of daily use I can say without a doubt that this knife is just awesome. I have used it for opening and cutting cardboard, cutting rope and fabrics, on one account I used it to get myself back into my house after I locked myself out. All of the engraving, I call it milling is done very well and provides ample grip which leads me to the only negative thing I have to say. My only gripe is the darn (I wanted to use an adult word here) pocket clip and the the deep and aggressive milling of the SOG logo under said clip. Darn (same as above) thing was shredding my jeans. Simple fix, a small piece of gorilla tape. Now it slides in and out with ease, no shredded pockets. The blade opens fast and with authority. noobs beware, it will jump from unsuspecting hands! I've handed it to a few friends and it jumped away from two of them! On that note please remember, never catch a falling knife. In closing, I would buy this knife again and I would recommend this knife to anyone in the market for an affordable and quality automatic. SOG makes awesome products they've never let me down. R. Lee Ermey is their spokesman for heavens sake, that bout says it all! Update 8-19-2017 Knife went for a swim and now will only open to the 11 o clock position. Replaced with Spyderco Paramilitary 2. I'm going to miss the SOG, it was a great knife.

Mr. Steve DeWitt
Steve D. on Sep 30, 2019

I currently have a Sog spec elite II with a black blade, but I also wanted a satin blade because.... no reason, I just wanted another one. The satin bladed knife is identical in that the blade is quick opening and light in weight. Both are my EDC knives and now I have a choice in addition to my Sog slimline XL. I, in particular like the AUS-8 steel in the blade because it takes a razor-sharp edge in a few minutes and just a few passes on a sharpening steel returns the blade to a razor. I'm thinking of buying a couple for holiday presents. Overall, an excellent knife for defense and EDC.

Superb automatic knife
Jon B. on Jun 24, 2016

I own other SOG knives (both assisted opening and automatic) and this is the best SOG folder yet! "Shaving sharp" right out of the box and the blade "snaps to attention" as quickly as a Marine DI ! The blade has NO play/wobble and there's no rattle in the mechanism at all. SOG has really "done it's homework" this time. The AUS-8 steel that SOG is using is superb. The 6061-T6 black anodized aluminum handle provides great purchase. This makes the Spec Elite II auto an excellent value for the money.

Quality auto!
Dan G. on Oct 30, 2015

I'm somewhat amazed that SOG is able to offer this knife at less than half the cost of other comparable knives. It's very light, thin, and stout. For me the size is perfect. The blade is razor sharp out of the box. The fit and finish is excellent. The action is lightning fast and it locks up nice and tight. If you buy this knife you will not be disappointed. One note, I noticed that I could hear the spring wind up when I closed the knife so I gave it couple of drops of CLP and now it is dead silent. As always BladeHQ provides value and customer service that is beyond reproach.

Fantastic knife in every respect
Dennis M. on Mar 2, 2017

This great knife arrives sharp enough to shave with, is VERY light in weight yet tank tough, is very thin so it fits in the pocket very well and has a great safety so ya don't have to worry about patching your Wranglers (or removing "ole Buford"). This is by far the finest automatic at its price point and one of the finest of its size PERIOD. Bladehq gets your knife to you very quickly too. Great transaction again.

Lives up to the reputation
Marc M. on Aug 13, 2015

I bought this knife purely on the basis of internet forum and video recommendations, including a Nutnfancy "10 out of 10". It does not disappoint. The blade shape reminds me of the Benchmade 710, perhaps the most elegant folding knife I know. It is thinner than the 710. I don't know how they squeezed the auto spring into such narrow scales. The feel in the hand is absolutely solid and the action quick and positive. There is no vertical play and only the slightest side-to-side, about as good as it gets in an auto. I would highly recommend the SOG Spec Elite II to anyone in the market for a good-sized automatic knife.

ANDREW V. on Nov 7, 2018


Andrew J. on Jul 21, 2020

This knife is the best one out there size weight it is great in my little hand I carry it everywhere and you do not mind it in your pocket it stays right where you put it is sharp I didn’t know blade steel aus-8 was that good I carry it every other day cause my wife just picked me one out that I carry every other day it’s AWESOME it is LUCKY and my FaaAVORITE EX-A01 4” blade

Fantastic knife
matt c. on Dec 27, 2015

After I opened the box, I was surprised how compact the knife was, I thought it would be larger, the aluminum handle felt stronger than I expected, it also came very sharp, after turning the safety off, I pressed the button, WHAM! It came out fast and hard, I own a smaller spring assisted knife, which is fairly fast, but nothing like this 4 inch automatic, it comes out with a lot of force so be careful when handing it to someone else to try out, It has a very small amount of blade play, which bothered me at first, because my last knife was a paramilitary 2 and that was rock solid, but the sog is an automatic so there has to be a little play, I know you can adjust the pivot point, I just don't feel the need to. The sog has been my EDC knife for the last few weeks, and i think it handles that better than the paramilitary 2 due to the pm2's broad blade, although I love both knives, I find myself carrying the sog more, the handle is the same length as the pm2, but the blade is longer, I haven't put the sog to any hardcore cutting tasks, and i think the pm2 would do better in that scenario, but I think the sog spec elite 2 auto is my new favorite knife.

Great knife, but
Janice L. on Apr 25, 2019

I have read all of the complaints others have made on this knife, I only share one issue with them. The logo cut out is sharp and hangs up on my pocket far worse than any other knife I have owned. It is a shame really, and I would say an embarrassment to SOG for the design. My review would have been 5 stars all the way if it weren't for that one issue. Luckily for me I have a lot of experience with the SOG knives and their pocket clip design. I have carried a knife for almost 40 years now, and have overcome the pocket hanging up issue in the course of about 24 hours. Use your index finger to pull up and out at the bottom of the pocket clip while using the palm of your same hand to press the butt of the knife towards your hip. This action seems to put enough pivot to allow the knife to slide out of the pocket without resistance. It takes practice, but well worth it if you don't want holes in your pockets, especially if you plan to use this as an EDC knife.

Great Knife Except for the Grip
Anthony A. on Sep 13, 2018

Very well made knife, BUT the handle is engraved with the letters SOG and the edges on the letters are very sharp and it will wear down your jeans when using the pocket clip. I used an emory cloth to carefully the sharp edges off the letters. SOG should have caught this flaw.

SOG Elite II Auto
Jeff F. on Sep 9, 2019

I am really like this knife. It's slim and razor sharp. It might replace my SOG Arc lock Elite as my EDC. I didn't give it 5 stars because back of the pivot screw is a little dinged up on the edge and there was no instruction & warranty sheet in the box.

8 out of 10
Kenneth V. on Feb 8, 2019

Love this auto except for the lock being on the opposite side of the activation button and the ultra shape SOG logo on the frame. Hope Sog fixes these little issues. Than it will be a 10 out of 10.

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