The SOG Trident uses our well-proven means of delivering a knife blade to the open position with S.A.T. (SOG Assisted Technology™) Now using our patent pending Arc-Actuator™, the Trident locks stronger and releases easier. There is also a built-in safety to lock the blade closed. When it shows red, you are ready to go.What also makes the Trident so unique is the patent pending Groove™ in the handle, which allows the operator to cut paracord, fishing line, etcetera without having to open the blade.The Trident's blade is an evolution as well. Taking key elements from previous blade shapes created a distinct hybrid of form and function. Check out Digi-Grip™, this variable patterning creates a coarser grip in areas that will require it. Our bayonet style clip is easily switched for right/left hand carry or removed for pouch storage.
SOG's unique cryogenic heat treatment process increases the toughness and wear resistance of our blades. Taking the knife slowly down in temperature to less than -300°F and then back to room temperature. This stress relieves the material on an atomic level and increases overall strength as well as edge retention. Knife edges stay sharp longer with significantly less micro-fracturing and edge-chipping. Its this dedication to making your knife SOG sharp that sets us apart from the rest.Look for the new Cryogenic Heat Treated logo on selected SOG Knives that have received this process.
SOG Assisted Technology works through the balance of opposing high-tension coil springs. As one opens the blade the force to propel the knife open becomes greater than the closing force and the blade will open on its own. The end result propels the blade out once the operator has initiated the one-handed opening action.S.A.T. works so well that right-handers can use their left hand equally well to open a folding knife (of course this works oppositely for lefties).We warn you... this blade action is addictive! Play with it once, and you'll be opening it again and again!