SOG has added an upgrade to their Terminus series of folding knives with the XR Lock. The blade can be quickly deployed using ambidextrous thumb studs or a flipper opener. Item includes a reversible deep carry pocket clip. Thanks to the sturdy XR lock, tough materials, and SOG's high quality, his folder is one of the best-made budget knives on the market!
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I picked this blade up at the Father’s Day sale and right out of the shoot I have to agree with some previous reviews it was a little stiff but give this knife time and use it! the roughness subsides I’ve carried it every day since I bought it and the XR lock and flipper are now broken in and smooth(it brakes in nice) its a great utility blade good for many use and the clip is improved by far it’s a nice affordable EDC SOG did a superior job with this one
The Terminus really caught my eye immediately upon it's release so I grabbed one in OD green. This iteration however is by far my favorite. The lockup is tight, the action is smooth...The XR lock has revitalized SOG's folder lineup. SOG has always done their pocket clips well, nice and deep carry. I don't mind the clip on my green Terminus, but I really love the thinner, more subdued design on this Gray version, same as the Flash XR. This blade is everything I could hope for in an EDC knife, at a price that can't be beat! Great work SOG!
They finally changed the clip, so I bought one! Smooth action with no blade play.
What a great surprise from SOG! I've loved the idea of this knife since it came out but waited for one to catch my eye. The gray G10 and black blade are gorgeous in person. The texturing on the scales add grip without tearing up your hand. The XR lock was easy to actuate without a lot of break in needed. It's possible to make the flipper tab fail to open if you aren't deliberate with your effort, but it works very well with a "push button" technique. I have several SOG knives now including a Kiku, and a Pentagon. The feel of this Terminus is very similar to that of the much more expensive Pentagon. I couldn't be more happy with the look, action, and quality of this knife. Thank you SOG and Blade HQ!!!
I've seen up and down reviews on this knife, but the fully ambi nature of it (I'm a lefty) just kind of sold me from the start. I recieved it expecting all the grittiness in the action and the sharpness of the flipper jimping others had complained about...nope. Not on mine, at least. Smooth as butter and the perfect knife for a southpaw. Deploys easily from either of the 3 options, and closes nicely with the fully ambidextrous xr lock. Fantastic value. Fantastic knife.
They finally fixed the pocket clip! Fit and finish is great. I also own the green g-10 stonewashed model. I love the more low profile logo on this blade and the thinner, more useful pocket clip. My only gripe with this knife is that the 'detent' is inconsistent when you try to use the thumb stud or the flipper. I've chipped my middle finger nail a couple of times trying to reverse flick it and it's seized up. I've learned just to default to using the locking mechanism for deployment. It's a great fidgety knife that way and a great size for carry, albeit a bit small for my tastes. The gray G10 and black blade go perfect with my gray-framed SIG P365, which somehow matters to me.
Picked one of these up during the fathers day sale (the grey one) and gotta say even for the price I'm not super impressed. The action is pretty rough, cleaning and some kpl helped marginally. The XR lock is super stiff and is in no way pleasant to use at the moment. The flipping action is ok but only works if you push the button in a very specific way and is not what I would consider snappy. The black coating is already wearing away on the flipper tab after maybe 100 flips. My blade was ground with a pretty good-sized recurve and with a usable edge out of the box On the sunny side, it is pretty sturdy and solidly built. The g-10 is pretty good with the right amount of texture. The clip is decent but again nothing spectacular. It will be a good user but nothing I want to fidget with. Useable tool but not particularly fun if you get what I'm saying. Yeah, some people get good ones and some people do not. Yeah, it might "break-in" and yeah I can sharpen out the recurve and the lazy factory edge. But I shouldn't have to. It has been proven over and over again by many knife companies in the past couple of years that it is possible to put out a decent product, out of the box, consistently, in this price range. Yes, the good ones are probably a decent value at the cost they are but for the bad ones, like mine, the value ends. The lack of consistency from knife to knife makes this a cheap knife in my eyes.
Blade contacts the back spacer dulling the blade