SOG's first folding knife, the first generation Tomcat, set the standard for the large format lockback folders and won the award for Overall Knife of the Year in 1988. Today the redesigned TomCat 3.0 will still win a place in your hand. Like a modern day tank, this heavy duty folder is big time armament but has the finesse to turn on a dime. The TomCat 3.0 features our Arc-Lock that combines speed and safety in controlling the big 3.75-inch blade. Surprisingly light for its size, the TomCat 3.0 is also quick and smooth to deploy with either hand using the double thumb studs. The VG-10 blade rotates effortlessly to lock up in SOG’s Arc-Lock. Tested at over 1000 lbs. of force at the lock, the Arc-Lock is SOG’s strongest lock. The handle is made of stainless steel and textured Kraton which make it lightweight and easy to hold.
With its ambidexterity - and all the other attributes knife enthusiasts so relentlessly seek - the Arc-Lock might just be the perfect lock.
STRENGTH: Tested at over 1000 lbs. of force (measured at the lock), far surpassing conventional lock strength.
SPEED: Lightning-quick, one-handed opening and closing capability.
DURABILITY: Self-adjusting over time and easily cleaned for long-term optimal performance.
SOG is beloved by those who enjoy cutting tools meant to thrive in adverse conditions andwell designed tactical knives. It stands to reason, since the company itself has roots in the military. During the Vietnam war, a special ops team known as MACV-SOG executed several covert missions, during which they carried a unique combat knife into the jungle. That same knife inspired knife maker Spencer Frazerto reproduce the original SOG Bowie knife and pay tribute to the special ops unit that created it. What began as a single commemorative model soon became a full line of innovative tools - field-proven by US Special Forces, even honored as the Navy SEAL knife of choice. Today, SOG knives are carried with confidence into the most demanding situations. Forged out of tradition, hardened in the field, honed for you. So whether you're protecting others or leading an epic hunting expedition, tackling one of life's everyday challenges or facing your most extreme conditions yet, lead the way with SOG. All SOG products including knives, tools, gear, and packs are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the item.