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 have to admit that I bought this knife more for the fidget factor than actually putting it to work. With multiple deployment possibilities, I'm loving how fun it is to play with this knife! This is the first axis lock type of knife I've purchased. It takes a while to get used to but after I figured it out I can flip it open and close with ease. Some people have complained that the flipper action feels as if there's sand in the pivot. But I think it's just that the assembly is tight and what you feel are the ball bearings. It definitely smooths out after playing around with it for a while. As for fit and finish, the blade is perfectly centered and the scales are smooth and everything seems to be well put together. Plus that green micarta pretty cool looking! The clip is a little big but I didn't really feel a hot spot when holding it. The thumb stud is a little sharp but not so sharp that it cuts. I find that the jimping on the flipper tab is grippy but not sharp as others have reported. The blade arrived pretty sharp but I still ran it over my strop to get it to a nice razor edge. It will cut! And though I got it mostly to play with it, I did cut up some vinyl tubing and also cut up some small veggies. It cut through the tubing with ease. Man, do I dig I the flat grind. It makes the blade nice and thin behind the edge, making it a great slicer. Given that, I wouldn't recommend it for really heavy use but apparently Cryo D2 is pretty tough so it remains to be seen how it'll hold up under heavier use. But I doubt I'll ever use it for that because like I said I bought it mainly for fidgeting! And though I got the knife on the anniversary sale for $39.99, it's totally worth it at the regular price. I'm even considering getting the carbon fiber version with the S35VN steel. I'd give this knife to my son who also collects EDC knives. All in all, I'm very satisfied with this knife! SOG will definitely be on my watch list!
Good looking, blade centered, no blade play, fit and finish excellent, and comfortable on hand. I got this for a light duty work knife, and works well so far. I don't get some of the negative comments in the reviews, I didnt have those experiences. Overall sweet knife, and recommend it to anyone looking for a high value knife. Just buy it !!!
I wanted to explore different locking systems, so when I found the XR locking mechanism (aka the axis-lock) I was stoked to finally try it out at such an affordable price. Most of the knives with this sort of locking mechanism--namely Benchmade-- were more than what I wanted to spend, considering that I was still looking around. Having avoided SOG for years because of their obnoxious branding/billboarding, I found the Terminus to be a good-looking start point. At first, this action was VERY stiff. I quickly noticed that user error was in large part to blame. The sliding lock levers (on the handle) move when the blade opens and closes, so in both regards, your fingers have to be far enough away to prevent bumping or rubbing. Once I figured out how to hold the knife when opening and closing it, the fidgety good times began to roll in. In order to actuate the lock lever(s), I like to rest the knife inside my palm. I feel like the handle length is just right for my medium/large hands. At this size, I'm able to nestle the knife in my palm and still adequately reach the XR lock levers. This does, however, dig the butt (along with the pocket clip) into my hand. It's definitely something I had to get used to. Now, this is one of my most fidget-friendly knives that's an absolute delight to flip. The multiple deployment options is definitely a HUGE plus in my books. I like it because you never know when you'll need to work differently, such as working with an injured finger. In any case, I'm able to use the button-push method, the thumb stud flip, or the reverse flip (using my index finger to flip the stud on the reverse side). Hell, I can even pull the XR lock levers to release the blade just enough to gravity open/close or wrist flick the blade back and forth. I'm still learning about the benefits of Cryo D2, but from what understand it's supposed to be a good thing. Either way, I'm excited to see knife companies doing different things. Hopefully, this makes a better D2 experience. Again, I don't much care for obnoxious branding or billboarding, but considering how clean this knife is, overall, I'm okay with the SOG on the pocket clip. It's probably one of the least offensive versions of this, anyway. Feels great in the hand. I get a full 4-finger grip on the handle. Excellent jimping on the thumb ramp. Nice (would you call it a finger choil?) finger ramp on the front flipper face for choking up on the knife. My positive experience with the Terminus definitely has me looking at and considering some of SOG's higher-end knives, as well, such as the Seal XR and KIKU XR. Best of success with your EDC. Enjoy the slice!
This is a great knife, well made, and well designed. Cheap enough to mod or beat on without guilt and works for most things you would ever want to do in any day in camp or in an office. I modded mine substantially and removed the thumbstud because it was redundant. Still. . . just buy this knife. It is so good for such a decent price to do whatever you want with it.
I bought this knife on National Knife Day, to celebrate the diversity of knives in the world for me to play with. I love everything about it. The action is snappy, the feel and fit in my hand is secure, and it's great to see variants of the cross-bar style locking mechanism. The fidget factor is high. Of all the knives I own, this one has managed to bite me three times since I've had it (about a month). So it's plenty sharp, and as you flick, just ensure your hands are positioned properly so you don't encounter a self-injury! I love the OD Green color, and it's a nice departure from the usual black-on-black aesthetics. The satin blade is also a classy touch! If you want a robust, reliable, fun knife, that isn't pricey, this is it. It belongs in your jean pocket, or a toolbox, or just around the house as a letter opener or quick-cut tool. You won't be disappointed!
Great EDC knife!!! Love SOG quality and craftsmanship!!!
Razor-sharp out of the box. Great olive green color. Easy sharpens. Feels great in the hand. At first, it was a little stiff after fidgeting with it while driving to work and back, it started to work like spring assisted. I hear many people complain about the deep carry pocket clip. This clip works great specially in scrub pockets and basketball shorts because of the design. If you clip it on the jean pocket you have to retract and pull up the clip to get the knife out without any problems.
The Sog Terminus (green) is a steal at this price point. Looks great, feels great, very smooth opening and closing operations and has a super sharp blade. May have to get a duplicate in one of the other colors.
I cant find anything I don't like about this knife. Rugged lockup. Multiple opening options. Lock is easier to grasp than benchmade.
When I first saw this knife i was apprehensive, the price and honestly the brand made me worried it wouldn't hold up to my other knives. After watching a review i decided to take a chance and well...i was wrong. Perfectly centered, chamfered, sharp and with great action to boot. i was impressed, i still am! The XR lock is super strong and the fidget factor is off the charts. More than that however i beat the crap out of this knife and it keeps on cutting.Easily holds up to my $100+ knives. Impressive knife.
This is a great sub $50 knife. Very solid knife fun to play with, but does have hot spots if playing with it lol. The XR lock tabs stand out and are easy to find if you carry this for a day then go to a bugout it will take you a second to find them again because on the sog they stand out. Pretty stiff once you get it, but if you play with it, it will get better. First Sog i have got, and wont be the last super sharp too. I use my knives for EDC and this should handle that just fine. Pros Super sharp D2 steel fun to play with deep carry clip Nice handle very good traction Nice jimping on the top of the blade Smooth action XR tabs easy to find have good traction Cons Kind of hotspotty might be just my hands Clip says SOG Thumb stud is kind of sharp Just a small con here i would just say pick one thumb stud or flipper Buy it what are you waiting for
This knife is extremely well made and razor sharp right out of the package. It opens quickly and locks into place and closes just as easy as it opens. A deep carry pocket clip lets it sit low and come out quickly when you need it. I have fairly large hands and the knife is comfortable to hold. A very good buy for the price.
This really could be one heck of a knife. I'll say the one caviot is that pocket clip. Or as I've come to call it the pocket lock. Unless the material of your pocket is ultra stiff this knife will practically lock itself in your pocket. I was able to use it only after I put a paracoard lanyard on the clip. It worked really well to fill that space that wraps over the top of the knife. This was really the only con about the knife I had. Pros: D2 steel with great heat treating. G10 scales. Xr lock I could use with just my thumb. Nice jimping. Multiple deployment options. Very solid lockup. Smooth action. Overall I do really like this knife but that pocket clip needs a serious revisit from SOG.
The flipper tab is sharp as HELL. I tried to file the flipper tab but the file just kept skating off and wouldn't bite. How friggin' hard is this metal? I finally attacked the flipper with a diamond stone. It is now my second favorite knife after my Benchmade Osborne 940-1.
In theory, this has everything you want in an EDC knife: good materials, simple design, good looks, good price, etc. But it could have been great and its not. Here's why. 1. The pocket clip design, where it folds over the bottom of the knife, digs into your palm when using the XR mechanism. And looking at the rest of the XR lineup, this flaw is on all of them. If they'd just had a normal pocket clip design, it would be WAY more comfortable. which brings me to.. 2. XR lock spring is way too strong, thus making the above problem much more pronounced. And you must have the lock pulled fully down and keep it down or the blade will stick mid swing. Even then, it still rubs a bit (this feels like bad tolerances). They could have given just a little over travel and fixed this. 3. The texture of the handle beneath the clip makes it difficult to get it out. Many knives have this problem and I'm surprised it continues to occur. 4. Unnecessary thumb studs. With both the flipper tab and the XR lock, there is not need for a third deployment method and just creates one more thing to poke at you in your pocket and disrupts the aesthetics. Over all, this knife feels like it was designed in theory, but not tested for day to day use and lacks refinement, which is sad cause it is so close to perfect.
Good: D2 long lasting sharpness, compact size, good milling in liners for lightening Bad: sharp edges along whole handle, edges should have been rounded for comfort. I have cheaper knives that have more attention to detail when it comes to handle comfort
Two sets of omega springs broke in 2 months of owning this knife. Definitely not worth the money, and when I asked SOG customer service for another pair of springs they told me that taking apart the knife voided the warranty. Very disappointed.
I like the XR lock and the blade but the pocket clip is no good. My pocket material would rap around the clip and the butt of the knife and get stuck. Didn't matter what material I had on. Clip got caught on the car seat getting out and bent. I tried to push it back in place and it snapped. Good looking knife but man that clip is bad.