Quality Assurance Issues (A few people have reported a variation in blade opening stiffness)
Belt clip tends to break easier than it should
The Sog Escape is a solid feeling, durable folding knife that has a seat belt cutter and glass breaker that actually work. If you are looking for a versatile everyday carry knife that will last for years this may be the way to go. At 8.2 inches when open the Escape is big enough to handle most tasks, but small enough when closed to clip comfortably in your pocket.
The Anodized Aluminum handle can take a beating and is surprisingly comfortable to hold even when cutting through something tough. The blade is made of 9Cr18MoV steel which is easy to sharpen and holds it’s edge fairly well. I consider it to be a happy medium type of steel, so if used moderately it would only need to be sharpened every thirty days or so.
Ben started a twenty year commercial photography career after a blurry stint in the navy. He spent a lot of time losing and breaking knives and other EDC gear on location shoots before starting Nothing But Knives. He has reviewed and tested hundreds of both outdoor and kitchen knives over the course of the last six years, and he was mostly sober while testing and reviewing.