Vulcan / VL-03

Satin / Tanto / Straight

  • The Arc-Lock
  • VG-10 Stainless Steel
  • Lifetime Warranty
$210.00
 
Blade Shape Tanto
Increased blade thickness full length of blade. Stronger tip for piercing. Blade Shape
Blade Steel Type VG-10
Premium Japanese stainless steel. Highest durability, wear and corrosion resistence.  Blade Steel Type
 
Handle Material Glass-Reinforced Nylon
A strong glass fiber-reinforced nylon. Abrasion and impact-resistant. Blade Handle Material
Handle Color Black
 
Locking Mechanism Arc-Lock
Uses a pivotal block to lock the blade and is ambidextrious Blade Locking Mechanism
 
Edge Type Straight
Single sharpened edge on the blade provides clean cuts and easy serviceability. Blade Edge Type

Overview

Built upon the M61 Vulcan’s reputation of speed, power, and versatility, the SOG Vulcan is also formidable with a powerful strength of construction. There is nothing weak about the Vulcan. For instance, our patented Arc-Lock™ can hold over 1000 lbs. of force. The full steel liners encased in glass reinforced nylon (GRN) handles give the knife rigidity and durability.

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Product Type Folding Knife
Finish Satin
Blade Shape Tanto
Edge Type Straight
Blade Steel Type VG-10
Hardness Rc. 59-60
Overall Length 8.375"
Closed Length 4.87"
Product Weight 5.00 oz
Blade Length 3.5"
Blade Thickness 0.16"
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Description
 

Since 1959, the M61 Vulcan and its derivatives is a 20mm 6-barrel Gatling-style rotary cannon that has been in service in many United States military aircraft through several wars. It fires standard M50 ammunition at 6,000 rounds per minute and is integral part of the armament of modern fighters such as the F-15, F-18, and F-16.

Built upon the M61 Vulcan’s reputation of speed, power, and versatility, the SOG Vulcan is also formidable with a powerful strength of construction. There is nothing weak about the Vulcan. For instance, our patented Arc-Lock™ can hold over 1000 lbs. of force. The full steel liners encased in glass reinforced nylon (GRN) handles give the knife rigidity and durability. The blade is a full .160" thick with tanto shape and includes a double thumb stud and kick for quick, ambidextrous deployment and use. Combining the usability and construction of the knife with a durable VG-10 stainless steel blade make this folder a great addition to the Vulcan name.

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Full Specifications

US Standard | Metric

Overall Length 8.375" Closed Length 4.87"
Product Weight 5.00 oz Blade Length 3.5"
Blade Thickness 0.16" UPC 7-29857-99125-4
Product Type Folding Knife Country of Origin Japan
Locking Mechanism Arc-Lock Belt Clip Type Reversible Low-Carry
Packaging Presentation Box Engravable Yes
Finish Satin Edge Type Straight
Blade Steel Type VG-10 Blade Shape Tanto
Handle Material Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handle Color Black
Hardness Rc. 59-60    
Technologies

Technologies

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    The Arc-Lock

    The Arc-Lock

    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.

    Safety:
    Spring-action securely retains blade closed, keeping fingers safely clear while unlocking.

    Durability:
    Self-adjusting over time and easily cleaned for long-term optimal performance.

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    VG-10 Stainless Steel

    VG-10 Stainless Steel

    VG-10 is well-known high-end Japanese steel and is considered premium. It contains vanadium which is known for its toughness. The steel is specially designed for high-quality blades used in cutlery. VG-10 can be sharpened to a fine edge that is very durable. It can maintain a hardness of Rc 60 without becoming brittle.

Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Vulcan is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beast of a blade Purchased this knife 3 years ago and it's still my primary carry blade. Easy adjustment to make for the perfect flip-open action, it opens faster than any assisted-open blade I've used, and with a much more solid feel. The stout blade inspires the confidence needed to use this knife any purpose I've found for it yet. My only gripe is that the thumbstud comes off in the washing machine if I forget to take it out of my pocket, so it currently is lacking one. Not that I ever used it anyway. Perfect fit for my hand, which is average-to-large. Handle texturing is perfect without being too abrasive. Sharpening the blade takes a bit of finesse to have an even hone along the complex profile, but that hasn't stopped me yet. the beveled spine makes a clamp-style sharpener difficult to use, but a freehand diamond sharpener, whetstone, or a simple v-rod sharpener does well enough.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Knife This knife is amazing! Great speed, and solid lock up.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great EDC knife, built like a truck. I've owned my Vulcan tanto for 5 years now and it's my EDC for weekend work and camping. I like the arc-loc, easy to release, the stainless steel liners, the shape of this tanto blade makes slicing a breeze. The clip hangs low in my pocket, out of sight until needed. It's too thick for a dress EDC, but otherwise it's my favorite.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from smooth operation, slick! Bought as daily carry, great action flick open, heavy blade falls close with little effort. Best knife I've had. Quality Construction worth the expense - no doubt.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extreme Perfection I bought this Vulcan VL-01 at the Lynnwood, WA SOG Outlet store on Oct 15, 2014. I did not go in the store to purchase, only to look. This knife is so well made and handles so perfectly that I just couldn't let it pass by me. The handle is light and easy to grip and the Japanese VG-10 blade is wonderfully weighted and Samurai sword sharp. The knife opens with ease any of three (3) ways. By using the Thumb-stud, the Kick (Flipper) or with a simple flick of the wrist. The blade is spring-assisted and with its' perfect weight, it starts to open itself at about 40°. I have found that I am able to open AND close the knife with just a flick of the wrist; closing requires releasing the lock mechanism first.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome EDC I use this knife as my every day carry. It has been superb and garnered a lot of attention from those that see it. The steel retains it edge wonderfully. Cannot say enough good things about this knife. I would definitely buy this again!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite pocket knife Fits well in my pocket and good grip in my hand. Keeps it sharp edge. Finely machined so that the knife feels good. You get what you pay for.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vulcan Beautiful well made knife. Quality you can feel. yea
Date published: 2014-10-20
Warranty
 

Warranty

 
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    SOG Warranty Information

    All SOG products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original purchaser. This guarantee is voided (as determined by SOG) by misuse, abuse, improper maintenance, or alterations of the product and does not cover any normal wear or tear that might occur. Using your SOG folding blade or fixed blade knife for any purpose other than cutting or puncturing is considered abuse and may void your warranty.

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    Guarantee Claims

    All guarantee claims should be directed to the factory. U.S. claims should be sent prepaid and insured. For international claims: call, write, or email SOG's Warranty Dept. for information.

    We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages that do not arrive to our facility.

    SOG reserves the right to the repair or replacement of a product at our discretion. Products that are discontinued and not repairable will be replaced with a gift certificate of the last MSRP value, as determined by SOG, which can be used for a future purchase.

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    Examples of Non-Warranted Items

    Rusted/spotted/stained blades or handles (coated or not), broken or bent knife tips, worn tool components, dull/chipped knife blades, scratched blade/tool coatings, worn/loose Kraton slabs, sheaths and pouches (if brand new sheaths are determined to be defective they are replaced separately from the knife/tool), and broken/lost thumb studs.

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    SOG Unconditional Pocket Clip Warranty

    Pocket clips can be broken if they are accidentally caught on foreign objects while wearing. To help prevent such occurrences, SOG recommends that you wear your knife in your front pocket, with the knife inside your pocket. If, for whatever reason, your clip bends or breaks and you would like to receive a replacement, fill out the Clip Request Form, or email/call SOG's warranty department. Damage to a knife handle because a clip has snagged is not considered "normal," and any such damage will be assessed under warranty. Learn more about replacing pocket clips in Knife & Tool Care.

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    Sharpening

    SOG offers a sharpening service for our products at the minimal charge of $12.00

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    Broken Blades

    In the unlikely case that your knife blade breaks, we will do a hardness test on it to see if it is within specs and therefore eligible for replacement.

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    Costs

    SOG will pre-determine the cost of repair or replacement of non-warranted items and communicate the estimated cost to the customer before any work is performed.

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    Returning a product for replacement

    Include a brief note inside your package stating what you are returning, the claimed defect and how it failed. Also, include inside the package, your name, address, daytime phone number and email address to reach you in case we have any questions.

    If the item has sentimental value, please state that in the note. In some cases, items are replaced.

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    Warranty claim address & contact information

    SOG Specialty Knives, LLC.
    Attn: Warranty Dept.
    6521 212th St SW
    Lynnwood, WA 98036
    USA

    For any other questions, either call, fax, or email SOG’S warranty department at

    Phone: 425-771-6230
    Toll Free: 1-888-40-KNIFE (405-6433)
    Fax: 425-771-7689
    Email: warranty[at]sogknives.com

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