SOG Vulcan I Arc-Lock Manual (Tanto Plain) VL-03

MSRP: $210.00
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  • Overall Length:8.375"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.16"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Hardness:59-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.875"
  • Handle Material:FRN
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:5.00 oz.
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Arc Lock
  • Brand:SOG
  • Model:Vulcan
  • Model Number:VL-03
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Vulcan is formidable with a powerful strength of construction. There is nothing weak about the Vulcan. Take for instance our patented Arc-Lock. Or, the full steel liners encased in glass reinforced Zytel handles. The blade is a full .160" thick with spear point shape and includes our new kick deployment of the blade. Press on the back of the blade and the knife comes out fast. Reversible clip, Arc-Lock, and double thumb studs make for complete ambidextrous use.

    (1) Strength: The Arc-Lock™ was independently lab tested at over 1000 lbs. of pressure without lock failure.
    (2) Speed: Spring-action provides fast and smooth one-handed opening.
    (3) Safety: Positive closing feature ensures that the blade securely stays within the handle when closed.
    (4) Ambidexterity: Blade can be comfortably accessed with either hand.
    (5) Durability: Arc-Lock is self-adjusting for long-term, optimal performance.


Customer Reviews

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Anthony M.
Great slicer, strong tip, grippy scales, sold construction, smooth deployment.

Not a big fan of the low detent, “spring assisted” flipper that still requires a wrist flick.

No longer my edc but it’s aggressive aesthetic and solid construction makes it feel like a great tactical option.
A little rough around the edges
Stan W.
Got this knife today and first impression was that it was a little smaller than I expected. I love the blade shape and you can clearly see the dividing boundary of the San Mai edge which comes sharp & smooth. The action & lockup are tight from the factory but should loosen up. The fit is good but after handling the current ZT's, Kizers and the Kershaws in this price range, the overall finish is a little rough. Sharp unbroken machined edges and stamped internals instead of the water jet and EDM methods of the Trendy competition. It will definitely handle any task but is not going to win any beauty contest.