SOG Strat Ops Automatic Knife Black Canvas Micarta (3.5" Black)

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MSRP: $254.00
Our Price: $189.95
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  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Micarta
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.70 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:SOG
  • Model:Strat Ops
  • Model Number:SO1001
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


The SOG Strat Ops is a USA-made tactical automatic knife designed as a go-to tool for military and law enforcement personnel. It features a premium CPM-S35VN steel blade with a black finish and a jimped thumb ramp for total blade control. The handle is fitted with textured black canvas Micarta scales for a secure grip. Equipped with a deep-carry pocket clip for discreet carry.

  • CPM-S35VN blade steel offers great wear resistance and edge retention.
  • Fast-opening automatic blade deployment at the push of a button.
  • Durable, grip-enhancing black canvas Micarta scales provide a no-slip grip.

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Daniel W.
SOG has really stepped up their game in the last year. Better blade materials and more knives made in the USA made me take a second look at a company I thought I was done with.

This knife is very slim. The micarta scales are well done; large enough to do their job, but slim enough that they don't take up too much room in the pocket. I don't generally do any heavy cutting with a pocket knife, but for day-to-day cutting (packing tape, zip ties, cardboard, etc.) the knife doesn't bite into your hand at all.

The blade is a very nice S35VN, which is a new steel to me. I have quite a bit of experience with the similar S30V, of which S35VN is an improvement. It stays sharp, therefore I don't have any experience with sharpening it. The only downside I have with the blade is the slight recurve design. I'm not a fan of recurve blades, I find that the design is really only of use when cutting rope, which, unless you work on a 17th century cargo ship, isn't something a lot of people spend a whole lot of time doing. The difficulties in sharpening negate any advantages in my opinion. I would normally reprofile the blade into a straight edge, but the one I got is a first production, so I might just leave it stock.

The opening mechanism provides a solid deployment, without the hollow "thunk" that cheaper autos usually deliver. The button is well designed so that it probably won't activate on its own in the pocket, but is easy to find and activate when you choose to. I have little to no use for the safety, which is not difficult to activate or deactivate either.

Ultimately, while this knife is much pricier then most SOG knives out there, I feel that I got a good deal for the money. This thing sells for Benchmade money, and in my opinion this knife actually can compete in that class.