-Price Paid: $450.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Less than 1 Month
I've admired SOG Arcitech for years until I finally decided to get the carbon fibre handle damascus steel version.
The knife is surprisingly light (around 120g) probably thanks to the different handles compared to the bone ones. You get a good grip wether it's wet or dry. Even if you keep the belt clip in place it won't give you head ache while squeezing the knife tightly.
The arc-lock mechanism is just solid. Even if you are using lots of side way force the bending shoulder won't slip off the locking mechanism unlike with the spring locking knives.
The blade is beautiful and sharp. Added groves on the top of the blade provides additional space for your thumb when you need to do more fine work.
Now the one thing which is quite difficult to put in numbers is the value... in terms of price/quality the value ain't very much because you can get a whole lot robust folding knife with the same amount of $$$s...but price/looks..that's another thing. For collectors and knife enthuastics price is really not that much as there are then times more expesive knives out there.