Let's talk knives: who carries a one.

Eric Nicholas

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I like that, will have to read up on it. We can open carry here.
I am going to put it through some more serious tests, but I can definitely say that this is an aggressive cutter and has a wicked point. I love the premium steel. It is lightweight and carries comfortable and affords multiposition carry, which ecourages consistent carry.

It is limited edition so I do not know how many there are, but they have this blackout version and regular stonewash and satin version. It is definitely a favorite.
 

chaser

Praising my Savior all the day long!
I just swiped a limited edition Sog Pillar Blackout
I would have to start throwing a few bucks in a SOG savings envelope to purchase one, after reading reviews it seems to be well liked and certainly is appealing to the eyes, mine anyway. Having an injured right arm I would draw it with my left, and I don't like large knives on a waist belt , don't like my pistols there either so I would probably attempt a upper thigh carry if I could find something of that order. Did you run into a deal on one?
 

Eric Nicholas

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I would have to start throwing a few bucks in a SOG savings envelope to purchase one, after reading reviews it seems to be well liked and certainly is appealing to the eyes, mine anyway. Having an injured right arm I would draw it with my left, and I don't like large knives on a waist belt , don't like my pistols there either so I would probably attempt a upper thigh carry if I could find something of that order. Did you run into a deal on one?
I got it off their main website, which I normally never do. This one just spoke to me and I sold the other knife that I posted in this thread, along with another one, so that paid for it. It is definitely pricey, but I am loving the USA made product with premium steel. I didn't want the blackout to get away, since it os limited.

The Pillar has been out for several years in the satin ans stonewash two tone finish, but the lrice hass been the same since it arrived. The main website is the only place thay I could find this knife, unfortunately.

I have beem cutting cardboard and other abrasive materials and it still shaves. Great steel and I love how lightweight that it is at mere ounces.
 

Eric Nicholas

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Update on use of SOG Pillar:

I did gross abuse tests on it, such as plunging it into the ground with various rocks multiple times. I jammed it i to a live tree and pryed it back and forth and put lateral pressure on the tip. I beat the edge mercilessly into seasoned wood. I cut large amounts of abrasive cardboard and at the end, I carved up a nice toothpick wgich did not take mucj effort fue to high quality edge holding of the S35VN American steel.

Results: No tip damage. No chipping on edge (biggie for me). Coating rubbed off a bit on the spine. Edge was completely usable, but not shaving sharp after tests. I did bring it back to shaving sharp after a few light passes on strop loaded with black chromium oxide. Pics below. One pic you can see a wet spot at tip, This is how deep it was plunged into live wood with medium pressure. Amazing penetration capabilities. Absolute keeper.







 
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chaser

Praising my Savior all the day long!
Nice! At first glance I saw all that debris on the ground and thought, lad has way too much time on his hands, and then realized the debris was leaves and not wood shavings :ahaha
 

Eric Nicholas

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Update: Just finished round 2 of gross abuse. I plunged it into rocky ground four more times. This was enough to take the shaving apex off. I stabbed a bag of cardboard and old roof shingles and cut upward. The edge still retained a working utility edge that carved three sticks into stakes.

No chips or rolls and the tip was not blunted. The strop was not enough to bring it back to shaving this time, so I hit it lightly on my diamond stones. Took 2 mins to get it shaving again. Very, very impressed. SOG has been reborn and hopefully they trend upward from here.

Next up may be the Buck GCK (Ground Combat Knife) in 5160 steel.
 
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