Vulcan / VL-01

Satin / Clip Point / Straight

  • The Arc-Lock
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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 Satin
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 7-29857-99097-4
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 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.


Customer Ratings & Reviews

Vulcan is rated 4.8148 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality I bought after seeing it on a YouTube video. It is very detailed and I think that's what I like the best the attention to detail and quality. When held its solid and full. VG 10 is what I looked for in material, I'm glad it's not made with G10. It's my best knife, gave my recon1 to my son. To me it meets all my needs and wants. Very good guys!
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice knife they were easy to deal with, delivered in time they said, and they did nice job with the engraving it looks good
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SOG VULCAN This sog vulcan is bad to the bone nice weight to it a very very sharp 3.5 inch blade fells very good in the hand and looks beautiful this is my baby here when i saw it i just had to have mine and i got it last year cannot beat it.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great knife It's an amazing knife. Only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is a weak clip. It broke very soon after buying the knife. I swapped over a clip from another sog knife, and it's all good now.
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unable to carry I purchased this knife in late October 2014 (PO# 14889), but only after several weeks of wearing with jeans the clip which holds the knife in place lost all tension/pressure against the knife. Accordingly, it will not stay in place and falls out. Thus, I can't wear/use for fear of losing a $200 knife. It is only left to sitting in a first aid kit or backpack. With respect to the knife, it is a great knife. The quality, durability and functionality are awesome. Yet, I can't use it every day!
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Folder This is my third SOG knife and it has become my daily carry. I cannot say enough about the quality of this knife and the blade lock is safer than all my other knives. You cannot go wrong with this packet gem.
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great and fits my hand perfectly A while back I was looking for a knife. The first SOG knife I saw was the Vulcan Mini. Nice knife, but it was too small for my hand. I could only fit three fingers on the handle. Then I tried the regular Vulcan. Perfect fit. My entire hand fit nicely around the handle. No slipping or any fingers hanging off the end. I would recommend this knife to anyone that wants a full size, locking blade knife that easily fits in your pocket. Obviously, if you want spring assist opening, this is not the knife for you, but I thought this was a great alternative to having to use a safety or having it accidentally open in your pocket. One thing to keep in mind though. The blade does need frequent sharpening. Even with the super hard steel, it just doesn't hold an edge for long. Even still, I would buy another one of these in a minute.
Date published: 2014-11-15
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
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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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    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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    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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