I think the best tactical pocket knife is the SOG Flash 2. There are many aspects of a tactical knife that I consider when choosing one. Here is the list of features that are important to me.
- Quality blade material – stainless steel
- Blade thickness
- Grip composition and texture
- Grip style or ergonomics
- Blade opening and closing mechanism
- Blade lock release
- Belt clip design
- Smoothness of blade opening and closing
- Fits in your pocket easily
- Not too heavy
- Review ratings
The SOG Flash 2 pocket knife meets my requirements in all of these areas…plus it’s very inexpensive. If it were not for price, I would also consider the Bench Made Griptilian. It retails for $110.00. The SOG Flash 2 retails for less than $40.00.
Here is my SOG Flash 2 tactical knife. I love it and carry it with me everyday. It’s very sharp and cuts rope, seat belts, small tree limbs and cardboard very easily. The blade opens with a piston mechanism or SAT. The blade locks securely and unlocks with the push of a button release. The grip is simply awesome. It’s glass reinforced nylon and feels great in your hand. It’s non-slip and lightweight and most likely indestructible.
I had a Bench Made Griptilian 2 years ago but it was stolen. I loved that knife. I was going to replace it but $110 is just too much. The SOG Flash 2 tactical knife is as nice and functional as the Griptilian and 1/3 the price. You just can’t beat the SOG!!