Designed to tackle any emergency situation, the Trident Elite is ready to go at a moment's notice with its assisted opening mechanism, slot cutter, and glass breaker.
The Trident Elite features SOG's patented Assisted Technology for quick one-handed opening. The slot cutter built into the handle can cut thin rope, belts, or webbing without opening the blade. The front of the handle has a built-in glass breaker for any situation. The Trident Elite comes with a 3.7-inch blade made of reliable AUS-8 stainless steel and a durable glass-reinforced nylon handle with textured rubber inserts to improve grip.
- Overall Length: 8.7"
- Blade Length: 3.7"
- Closed Length: 5.2"
- Weight: 3.9 oz
- Locking Mechanism: Piston Lock
- Blade Steel: AUS-8
- Blade Shape: Tanto
- Finish: Satin Polished
- Edge: Straight
- Handle Material: Glass Reinforced Nylon, TPR, & Stainless Steel
- Handle Color: Black, Silver
- Belt Clip: Reversible Low Carry
- Hardness: RC.56-58
- Engravable: Yes
and AUS-6 are high-grade chromium Japanese steels that boast a good balance of toughness and strength, edge holding ability, corrosion resistance, and cost. Typical Rockwell hardness is 56-58.
SOG Assisted Technology (S.A.T.)
works through the balance of opposing high-tension coil springs. As you initiate the opening action, the force propelling your blade open becomes greater than the force keeping it closed. The result is a blade that springs open instantly once it is engaged, seemingly on its own.
The Piston Lock
, or bolt-action lock, are very strong and easy to use. They employ a movable bar wedged between blade tang and knife handle to lock the blade. When pulled back against the spring tension, the tang is released.
has become identifiable for its angular shape, using two straight edges that are joined. The Tanto tip is very strong due to the spine keeping its full width until it nears the tip, which then tapers to create the point.
is a semi-shiny finish with a luster falling between bead blasted (matte) and mirror polish (high gloss). The most popular finish on production knife blades, it shows fine buffing lines with two directional finishes that better display the bevels of a blade. This requires great hand skill to accomplish.
blades are the standard for general knives and cutlery. The ideal choice for hunting, the Straight Edge provides an edge that cuts cleanly and sharpens quickly and easily.