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SOG Agency: Yes or no?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by VolundoftheForge, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta

    Feb 16, 2012
    The knife in the photo is a Blackjack 1-7. It is styled after the Randall #1 and somewhat mimics their model numbering system. Several other manufacturers have produced this same knife style, BTW, and it is considered somewhat of a classic because Randall has produced them for so long.
     
  2. whetrock

    whetrock

    Nov 13, 2010
    As much as I dog SOG on the forums I'll admit that their lesser expensive fixed blades ( Seal/Field pup, Seal 2000 ) are pretty decent knives for the money and make excellent users, however,the Agency while atractive, lacks the higher preformance blade steel ( I actually like AUS-8 but not for that price ) I'd expect for that price.
     
  3. VolundoftheForge

    VolundoftheForge

    Jan 3, 2012
    I've found it for 110. Does that change your opinion?
     
  4. BePrepared

    BePrepared

    Aug 26, 2010
    if it was in a steel that was more than just mediocre, i'd say it'd be a totally different story, but for 110, you can get MUCH better blades. Aus8 is seriously at the bottom end of serviceable
     
  5. VolundoftheForge

    VolundoftheForge

    Jan 3, 2012
    Better or worse than 440C? And doesn't heat treat matter more?
     
  6. whetrock

    whetrock

    Nov 13, 2010
    I'm the same way with Al Mars (except for the SERE 2000 ) and Moki knives as well, while I realy love the knives and the designs I expect better blade steel for that kind of money but that's just me. If you've got several user fixed blades and just want the knife based on it's design and styling buy it life's to short, 110$ wont make or break you more than likely.
     
  7. Picksmith

    Picksmith

    309
    Sep 4, 2009
    I haven't had problems with SOG's AUS8 any more than the 440c in a buck 119 special.
     

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