SOG Aegis FLK Expands Line into Budget Knife Territory

SOG is releasing the Aegis FLK, an extension of the Aegis line that prioritizes affordability while also adding in new-to-the-line opening and locking mechanisms.

We first saw the Aegis FLK on display at SHOT Show earlier this year, but at the time a few details remained unclear. Now that it’s available, it is clear that the FLK models itself on the original, full-size Aegis. That means it packs in a 3.4-inch drop point blade, flat ground with a large amount of belly – there’s a resemblance to a Western chef’s knife in the Aegis blade shape.

However, instead of carrying over the original’s thumb stud opening, the FLK is strictly a flipper knife, with an elongated tab that SOG calls a ‘kick;’ they say the kick is not an assisted opener but was designed to give extra momentum during opening compared to a standard flipper tab.

The original Aegis came with SOG’s Piston Lock, which is probably most directly comparable to a Benchmade Axis Lock in appearance and function. The FLK sports a stainless steel frame lock instead, and in fact has swapped out the original Aegis’s GRN handle for a slimmer – but heavier – stainless steel one. The FLK weighs 5.4 oz. compared to the original Aegis’s svelte 3.1 oz.

Finally, FLK uses 8Cr13MoV blade steel instead of AUS-8. While some users may decry the possible difference in performance between the two steels, the upside is a major drop in price, with the FLK coming in at less than half of the price of the normal Aegis. MSRP of just $32.95.

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