In 2011, SOG Specialty Knives Inc. continues its tradition of designing and manufacturing great blades with a new automatic offering, the SOG Tac Automatic Drop Point.
Readers who have followed my reviews know I tend to take folding knives lightly when it comes to tactical application. Look, let’s face it, chipping through sheet rock or a block wall is hard on a blade and the axis point on a folder is a single point of failure.
Having said that, the compactness and accessibility of a folding knife can’t be understated; therefore, I have consistently recommended you carry a fixed blade for the more demanding jobs you’ll encounter and a quality tactical folder for everyday tasks or as a defensive backup in close quarter combat. Here, an automatic knife provides a decisive advantage in speed of deployment and safety.