Vulcan / VL-11

Hardcased Black TiNi / Clip Point / Straight

  • The Arc-Lock
  • VG-10 Stainless Steel
  • Lifetime Warranty
Blade Shape Clip Point
Moves the tip closer to the center line for improved piercing-style cuts. 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


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 Hardcased Black TiNi
Blade Shape Clip Point
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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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 drop point 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 7-29857-99592-4
Product Type Folding Knife Country of Origin Japan
Locking Mechanism Arc-Lock Belt Clip Type Reversible Low-Carry
Packaging Presentation Box Engravable Yes
Finish Hardcased Black TiNi Edge Type Straight
Blade Steel Type VG-10 Blade Shape Clip Point
Handle Material Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handle Color Black
Hardness Rc. 59-60    


    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.

    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.

    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.


Customer Ratings & Reviews

Vulcan is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely well made, tight fit, very quick to open I am really happy with this knife and carry it everywhere I go. I opens very quickly, if needed for defense, which is what I was looking for. Very well made and tight tolerances!
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, durable, and tough right out of the box!!! This is the first SOG I have purchased and it doesn't disappoint! The deployment of the blade is effortless, and the San Mai VG-10 steel has quickly become my favorite! The knife conceals in the pocket very well with a clip that is tight, but not abrasive. The blade length, at 3.5 inches makes this an ideal EDC. The handle is durable and aesthetically pleasing. Since this recent purchase, I have already purchased a limited edition sr05-p stingray because of the quality of the Vulcan...Easy choice on owning this knife! Worth much more then the price in this item!
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great EDC-Home I've had this knife for several years and its my go to EDC-Home knife. I use it and carry it if I'm going to stay in or around the house. It doesn't have a glass breaker so I don't carry it in the car or if I have to go somewhere in the car. I'm left handed so the ambidextrous opening and closing is great for me. The blade is sharp and strong. Its a light carry in my pocket and the PVD hasn't worn off at all.
Date published: 2015-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent knife Wow, this is a great knife. The assisted opening works like a charm. I can't imagine being more satisfied with an automatic (which is illegal in my state). Great EDC. I was concerned the mini would be too small but nothing about this knife is mini
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rock solid! I bought this knife 3 years ago and has been the best folder that I have ever owned. Very high quality. This knife will not disappoint you.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wicked Cool tool. Fast and tough too! I bought this knife a while ago and have carried it for several years now. I've found it a great tool to have on you in a pinch. However back when I bought it I wasn't looking for a serious knife, I was browsing the internet one day and thought it looked wicked in the pictures (which it still does). I went on SOG's reputation and ordered it blind. Not something I usually do. When I first unwrapped it I was very surprised at how solid a piece it was and the looks really did not disappoint either. The tanto tip makes this a very cool tool that really stands out from the crowd. It deploys smoothly and very quickly with an assist from your finger. It locks very strongly into position and overall fits perfectly info my larger hand while staying sleek in the pocket or on the belt. The only thing I'm not 100% in love with is the fact that the clip is not removable or reversible. This hasn't been an issue for me but a buddy of mine would like to switch sides if he ordered one. I've had dozens of compliments and impressed many people after deploying the blade. I've used it for light cutting and hacking away at some seriously tough material. I'm come to depend on this jewel daily. Listen to me when I say it's not a hard decision. Order this one today!
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great blade I paid twice the amount for a knife of this quality
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice The knife is SOLID. Blade is insanely sharp. Fits great in the hand. Extremely fast opening. Just an outstanding knife to own. Worth twice the price.
Date published: 2015-07-18
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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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    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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    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

    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]

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