A knife is a knife is a knife, right? To the unprepared, yes. But you can’t just pick one up from the local flea market and expect it to hold up when you need it most. In fact, a well-made knife can be one of your best friends, whether it’s in the garage, in the field or in an emergency situation. In any instance, a knife is only helpful if it's at the ready, but how often do you have both hands free during a one-man project? This is where the SOG Flashback shines. It’s widely known as the fastest assisted-opening blade on the market today and is also solidly constructed, handsome and impressively durable.
The Flashback's blade is spring-loaded using SOG's assisted technology, springing open smoothly with a simple push of the thumb. Thumb grooves at the top of the blade provide excellent cutting control and stability, and the 3.5-inch AUS-8 straight steel blade has a hardness rating of RC (Rockwell Hardness Scale) 56-58, which means it’ll take a beating and hold its sharpness longer than lesser-rated blades. The reversible pocket clip secures it easily in either pocket. Speaking of pocket stashing, a sturdy locking safety catch provides assurance that it won't deploy at the wrong time. The ergonomic handle is made from glass-reinforced nylon and stainless steel, with grooves for a secure grip and an attractive color contrast that gives the Flashback a modern and purposeful appearance. And since the Flashback is assembled in the USA, you can rest assured that your safe, quick cutter is imbued with pride and quality.
Excellence, innovation, craftsmanship, and an unwavering desire to challenge expectations -- these are the constants that have captivated our attention since Gear Patrol's inception in 2007. This year we're proud to announce the next step in our role as a champion of quality in product design and execution: welcome to the GP100. Our inaugural product awards are dedicated to honoring the 100 best consumer products released during the calendar year by companies of all sizes and scope.
The GP100 is not a ranking or a contest. These selections represent the collective expertise of our entire editorial staff, who have scoured every corner of the vast product universe -- from automotive and electronics, to men's style essentials, home goods, spirits and outdoors -- to find the inspiring and the practical, the ground-breaking and the traditional, the priceless and the accessible. In short: products that define or defy their respective categories to better the life of the modern man.
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