Paratool Multi-Tool / B31-N

Black Oxide

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Quick Overview

The Paratool is the only multi-tool with a multiple angled plier head capability. The unique, patented way the Paratool opens allows for the ability to operate at a variety of angles (140-180 degrees), indispensable in tight spots.


The Paratool is the only multi-tool with a multiple angled plier head capability. The unique, patented way the Paratool opens allows for the ability to operate at a variety of angles (140-180 degrees), indispensable in tight spots.

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Product Type Multi-Tool
Finish Black Oxide
Blade Steel Type 420
Hardness Rc. 51-53
Tool Count12
3-Sided File AWL Bolt Grip Channel Bottle Opener Can Opener Full Serrated Blade Hard Wire Cutter Medium Flat Screwdriver Multi-Angle Needle Nose Pliers Philips Screwdriver Small Flat Screwdriver Straight Edge Blade
Overall Length 6.40"
Closed Length 4.30"
Product Weight 6.20 oz
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The Paratool is the only multi-tool with a multiple angled plier head capability. The unique, patented way the Paratool opens allows for the ability to operate at a variety of angles (140-180 degrees), indispensable in tight spots. The comfort grip handles are smooth on the outside and feature SOG's classic ventilation holes for maximum gripping.

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Full Specifications

US Standard | Metric

Overall Length 6.40" Closed Length 4.30"
Product Weight 6.20 oz UPC 7-29857-31031-4
Product Type Multi-Tool Country of Origin Assembled in
the USA
Finish Black Oxide Tool Count 12
Lanyard Hole Yes Packaging Unibox - Display Ready
Sheath Included Yes Sheath Color Black
Sheath Attachment Type Secure Clip Sheath Closure Type Hook and Loop
Sheath Material Ballistic Nylon Blade Steel Type 420
Handle Material 420 Stainless Steel Hardness Rc. 51-53
3-Sided File Yes Awl Yes
Bolt Grip Channel Yes Bottle Opener Yes
Can Opener Yes Full Serrated Blade Yes
Hard Wire Cutter Yes Medium Flat Screwdriver Yes
Multi-Angle Needle Nose Pliers Yes Philips Screwdriver Yes
Small Flat Screwdriver Yes Straight Edge Blade Yes

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Paratool Multi-Tool is rated 4.8824 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what you need whenever you need it ! Purchased 15+ years ago and it is still the best of its type in my opinion. Made in the USA, solid and heavy duty without being too heavy to wear every day, this is a complete tool kit in a nylon sheath. I have used this too many times to count, indoors and out, work and leisure activities, and it has never let me down. The tools are all still in great shape, cleans up easily and sharpens in a flash when needed (seldom), this has to be the best $$ I spent on a knife ever. The best thing I can say is I never needed to buy another multitool - and with SOG's reputation, probably never will. Get one and you'll never get surprised without the right tool close to hand.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Gave it as a gift to my husband. Everything we both expected from SOG.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought this about a month ago. It was a Christmas present for my brother. He absolutely loves it! I am a little disappointed that I didnt get my SOG patch as promised at time of purchase.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brian My girls bought this multi tool for me for Fathers day six or seven years ago. I figured I'd wear it for a few weeks to make them happy. I've worn it every day since. I've gone through a few leather sheathes, but the tool has been excellent! I sharpen the blade on a wet stone every few months and its always ready for all the many tasks I put it through. I'm a maintenance supervisor, and find I'm always opening boxes or letters with the knife, tightening screws, filing off burs, it's even good at opening bottles when there isn't an opener around. I've even trimmed branches and cut carpet with the saw attachment. This this is so handy I'd highly recommend it. It isn't bulky or heavy like some multi-tools either.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small but effective Hi, I'm from Siberia and got this as a gift loooong time ago. To be exact in 1997. I carried it with me almost everywhere and can't count how many times I was grateful to Lenny Fears III who actually gave it to me. But the funniest moment I remember using this tool was when I stuck in the washroom of my girlfriend. Imagine yourself visiting parents of the girlfriend, deciding to use a washroom... and later, when you stuck, they tell you: -" Sorry, we forgot to tell that this washroom's door lock is broken!!!" What? Not a best moment of evening. You have options to either brake the door and get out or... That's when I was happy to find my old "friend" in place :-) I used paratool to unlock the door and did pretty fast so that my girlfriend and her parents were quite impressed. I can't say that Paratool actually saved my life, but I can say it saved me and my reputation many times. Thank you guys!
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pair of pocket pliers I bought mine in the mine '90s when SOG first came out with a multi-tool. It's still a great tool and rides around in my car glove compartment these days. It's best feature is that the handle bit you press on is, a nice flat bit of metal vs nearly all the others where you press on the open channels. It's missing locking for the tools and that can catch you if you press too hard at an angle on one of the tools.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable Service I've had my Paratool for over a decade now and have never had any issues with it. The jaws remain tight. My only problem with my own fault. I used the file as a pry bar and it snapped just above the cut out. I order a replacement file and in return I not only got my file, they sent me a hat and some stickers. Now that is service. I wouldn't put it on the same level as the power assisted knives with locking blades but as a day to day knife I wouldn't trade it.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can depend on it and them. Great, functional tool. 15 years in uniform and it never failed. The people at SOG are even better than their tools. They have always gone above and beyond whenever I needed them. When your dad tells you to get the best tool and you won't regret it; this is where you should look.
Date published: 2014-11-12
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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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