SOG is bringing the heat for 2017 with a new line of USA-made blades and a series of releases that rethink multitool design from the ground up. The Ultra C-Ti, an upscale version of a popular money clip knife, will be the first of at least 15 new for 2017 products out of the gates.
The Lynnwood, Washington-based company has released Made in the USA knives in recent years, but they’ve been few and far between. With an entire series of designs that employ stateside production, SOG will bolster that part of their catalog quickly and deliver several new models. “This is a knife collection that will appeal to those who appreciate domestic manufacturing,” says SOG’s spokesman Matt Crawford.
SOG, already a pioneer in multitool design, is also promising major innovation in the category. The SOG PowerAssist introduced one-hand flip opening multitools to the world, and was the first multitool to implement multiple spring-assisted knives into a standard pliers-based design. But the 2017 releases will be far more radical. Crawford says these releases will even surprise long-time SOG multitool fans. “Some of the new multitools will surely turn heads because there’s never been a multitool shaped or sized like these.”
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The Ultra C-Ti will be leading the charge for SOG 2017 product releases. The C-Ti is a higher-end rendition of their popular Access Card 2.0 money clip knife. The Access Card 2.0 features a stainless steel frame and clip, but the C-Ti uses carbon fiber frame and a titanium clip that manages to shave half an ounce off the design. The new version weighs in at just 1.3 oz.
The change is a break with SOG’s standard material choices, and may indicate that the company is preparing to move upmarket. “It portends what should be an exciting year for the company,” Crawford hints.
Knife featured in image: SOG Knives Ultra C-Ti