Key Knife - Black / KEY-101

Hardcased Black / Drop Point / Straight

  • Lifetime Warranty

Availability: In stock


Quick Overview

We have a saying that the best knife is the one that you have with you! Always be prepared with the new Key knife. This is the first lockback of its kind.

Blade Shape Drop Point
Great all around blade shape, good for most outdoor and hunting tasks. Blade Shape
Blade Steel Type 5Cr13MoV
Handle Material Stainless Steel
Handle Color Black
Locking Mechanism Lockback
A basic lock that uses a lockbar with spring tension to hold the blade in the open position. Blade Locking Mechanism
Edge Type Straight
Single sharpened edge on the blade provides clean cuts and easy serviceability. Blade Edge Type


We have a saying that the best knife is the one that you have with you! Always be prepared with the new Key knife. This is the first lockback of its kind.

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Product Type Folding Knife
Finish Hardcased Black
Blade Shape Drop Point
Edge Type Straight
Blade Steel Type 5Cr13MoV
Hardness Rc. 55-57
Overall Length 4.00"
Product Weight 0.70 oz
Blade Length 1.5"
Blade Thickness 0.1"
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We have a saying that the best knife is the one that you have with you! Always be prepared with the new Key knife. This is the first lockback of its kind. Open up your awareness. We love the fact that sometimes we wish we had a knife to clean our fingers, cut a rope, open a box, sever a thread. Now we do…. always. Our new key knife just might save the day, unless of course you lock it in the trunk.

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Full Specifications

US Standard | Metric

Overall Length 4.00" Product Weight 0.70 oz
Blade Length 1.5" Blade Thickness 0.1"
UPC 7-29857-99927-4 Product Type Folding Knife
Country of Origin Taiwan Locking Mechanism Lockback
Finish Hardcased Black Edge Type Straight
Blade Steel Type 5Cr13MoV Blade Shape Drop Point
Handle Material Stainless Steel Handle Color Black
Hardness Rc. 55-57    

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Key Knife - Black is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPER SHARP & SUPER DISCREET!!! This is an awesome all around knife at a great price! I've already used it a lot and it is still very sharp. When they knife is closed in the "key" position, it is only about one quarter inch longer than a normal house key.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Addition to anyone's Key Chain. It's great for what I a useful "pocket knife" on my key chain that performs small tasks and not look like a knife.
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful & Well Built!!!! This key knife is perfect for on the go everyday use!!! It's made very well and sturdy! Nothing but the best expectations and proof time and time again when it comes to SOG knives! The only thing I found slightly disspointing is the price.., after shipping etc. it seems a bit much for such a small knife. If SOG gave a special discount here and there is surely a great buy! Also another small note... It shows "made in Taiwan" on the blade... American made is sounding much more appealing to me. I haven't done much research on the SOG knife manufacturer but I've always assumed these were American made products???
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great and practical knife! I bought this knife a couple of months ago to use in my daily duties as a pilot, flying throughout the world. I have used this little knife everywhere from Kathmandu to Khartoum and it has never let me down....a very practical tool...highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes great gifts I bought 2 as gifts and one for myself. Turned out to be a better knife than I expected. Blade does not wiggle when opened and very sharp. Actually, what else would yyou expect from a SOG.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every key chain should have one! I am planning on getting one for my work keys, too. It is so handy to have on you at all times. I use to open packages, cut string or plastic banding and as a box cutter. The great part about it is, it looks just like a key.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome knife I bought this a few weeks ago and I love it. It stays sharp and it fits perfectly on my keychain.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful knife! Very handy! This was a present from my wife, because she knows how much like knives, and I didn't have like this. It is now, forever, a part of my key ring!! I live it!
Date published: 2014-11-11
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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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