To create, a truly unique experience and first for SOG we started with one of our finest knives, the Arcitech. Then we procured a stunning Japanese Damascus that uses a core of VG-10 and 15 layers of Nickel and stainless steel on either side. The steel is forged and folded again and again to produce this striking pattern. Then finally the knife is acid etched to bring the pattern up clearly (carbon and nickel become black).
San Mai Stainless Steel
San mai means layered steel. It contains a very hard core steel that is encased in softer more resilient outer layers, Its advantages are in having a blade with an extremely hard edge but that can be flexible as well. There are many combinations of steel used in san mai.
With its ambidexterity - and all the other attributes knife enthusiasts so relentlessly seek - the Arc-Lock might just be the perfect lock.
Tested at over 1000 lbs. of force (measured at the lock), far surpassing conventional lock strength.
Lightning-quick, one-handed opening and closing capability.
Spring-action securely retains blade closed, keeping fingers safely clear while unlocking.
Self-adjusting over time and easily cleaned for long-term optimal performance.