SOG Tomcat 3.0, Satin Finish, VG-10 Steel, Black Kraton Handle

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Back when SOG Specialty Knives introduced the Tomcat in the late '80s, it was not only the first folder from the company but it also won the award for Overall Knife of the Year. Nearly 20 years later, the third generation of the Tomcat continues to prove it is no one-hit wonder.

The SOG Tomcat 3.0 boasts a timeless look with a design that balances finesse with sheer strength. This gorgeous knife is a force to be reckoned with and features advances that any knife enthusiast can appreciate.

It starts with the large 3.75-inch blade made from VG-10 stainless steel, which is a true workers' steel, thanks to its excellent corrosion resistance and ability to easily take and hold an edge. The satin clip-point blade also features jimping for better control and dual thumb studs for quick one-handed opening.

But what sets the Tomcat apart from many of SOG's budget knives is the inclusion of the Arc-Lock. This locking mechanism works seamlessly with either hand and has been tested at more than a thousand pounds of force. Needless to say, this lightning fast and exceptionally durable lock is one of the best around.

Below the bolster, which includes finger slots for a comfortable grip, is a textured Kraton handle. Not only does the handle provide a secure surface in different environments but it also feels great to the touch.

Rounding out this Japanese-made knife is a few bonus features, including a lanyard hole, ballistic nylon sheath and "SOG" logo cutout in the stainless steel liner near the butt. The Tomcat 3.0 is truly a study in thoughtful design and superb craftsmanship.


  • 3.75 in. plain edge blade of VG-10 steel
  • 4.90 in. black Kraton handle
  • Comes complete with nylon carry pouch.
  • Blade Detail: Plain Edge
  • Blade Length (inches): 3.75
  • Blade Material: AUS6, Black
  • Carry System: Nylon Sheath
  • Handle Material: Kraton
  • Lock Style: Lock Back
  • Overall Length (inches): 8.25
Brand: SOG Knives
Catalog Number: 81576
Assisted Open No
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 3.75
Blade Material VG-10
Closed Length 4.9
Handle Color Black
Handle Material Kraton
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 6.5
Lock Type Arc Lock
Pocket Clip Included No
Point Clip Point
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Balistic Nylon
Total Length 8.65
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Some manufacturers simply produce knives. At SOG, we create style through craftsmanship. Our purpose is to combine advanced technology, imaginative designs and high-quality construction to create products of the highest caliber �? products that enhance your life. This is the philosophy you share with us each time you choose a SOG product.

SOG originally stood for Studies and Observation Group, an elite joint services military group designed for covert operations in the Vietnam War. Sanctioned to develop and purchase their own equipment, SOG created a knife for use in one of the harshest environments in the world. It is in the spirit of this elite group that SOG Specialty Knives was founded.

Totally committed to creating the world's finest specialized knives and tools, SOG became the first knife manufacturer to expand its line to include a broad scope of fixed blades, folding knives and multipurpose tools. Each product is created by Cofounder and Chief Engineer, Spencer Frazer. His patented inventions and unique, futuristic style have earned SOG many awards and Frazer the recognition as an industry innovator and premier designer.

Today, SOG products are distributed around the world and renowned for their uncompromising style and performance.

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