Tomcat 3.0 / S95-N

Satin / Clip Point / Straight

  • The Arc-Lock
  • VG-10 Stainless Steel
  • Lifetime Warranty
$280.00
 
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 Kraton
Non-slip synthetic rubber. Heat, wear and chemical 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

SOG's first folding knife, the first generation Tomcat, set the standard for the large format lockback folders and won the award for Overall Knife of the Year in 1988. Today the redesigned TomCat 3.0 will still win a place in your hand.  Like a modern day tank, this heavy duty folder is big time armament but has the finesse to turn on a dime.

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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 8.65"
Closed Length 4.9"
Product Weight 6.50 oz
Blade Length 3.75"
Blade Thickness 0.16"
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Description
 

SOG's first folding knife, the first generation Tomcat, set the standard for the large format lockback folders and won the award for Overall Knife of the Year in 1988. Today the redesigned TomCat 3.0 will still win a place in your hand.  Like a modern day tank, this heavy duty folder is big time armament but has the finesse to turn on a dime.  The TomCat 3.0 features our Arc-Lock that combines speed and safety in controlling the big 3.75-inch blade.  Surprisingly light for its size, the TomCat 3.0 is also quick and smooth to deploy with either hand using the double thumb studs. The VG-10 blade rotates effortlessly to lock up in SOG’s Arc-Lock. Tested at over 1000 lbs. of force at the lock, the Arc-Lock is SOG’s strongest lock. The handle is made of stainless steel and textured Kraton which make it lightweight and easy to hold.

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Full Specifications

US Standard | Metric

Overall Length 8.65" Closed Length 4.9"
Product Weight 6.50 oz Blade Length 3.75"
Blade Thickness 0.16" UPC 7-29857-99063-9
Product Type Folding Knife Country of Origin Japan
Locking Mechanism Arc-Lock Packaging Presentation Box
Engravable Yes Finish Satin
Edge Type Straight Blade Steel Type VG-10
Blade Shape Clip Point Handle Material Kraton
Handle Color Black Hardness Rc. 59-60
Sheath Included Yes Sheath Color Black
Sheath Closure Type Hook and Loop Sheath Material Ballistic Nylon
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

Tomcat 3.0 is rated 4.8889 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Folder I bought this knife some time ago and it immediately went to the top of an extensive collection of folders. The edge, the weight, the balance, etc. couldn't be improved upon. If you want the best look no further.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great knife for all around cutting. I loved this knife, but as an EDC, it's missing a clip so it's lost in my pocket, and it has a thick handle which means a belt sheath is your best option. So I switched for my EDC to a Twitch XL. and sold my Tomcat. However I miss it for those bigger cutting jobs where you want a good heafty blade.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best knife I've ever owned! I bought this knife over 15 years ago, and it is still in remarkable condition. I use it for everything and it always comes through with flying colors. The blade remains razor sharp for long periods of time and has never failed even though I've abused it several times! I'm sold on the world class quality and durability of SOG knives!
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great knife I've had this knife for a few years now. I carry it around my property and it has served many purposes and is just like new. Built like a tank. Regrettably I live in a 3" max blade carry state so I have to leave this tool at home.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough and well balanced I bought my Tomcat a while ago and still am amazed at how smooth the opening and closing of the blade feels. It is almost like the blade is mounted on ball bearings. When locked open the knife is tight with no loose spots. The handle and blade are built heavy enough for anything that you would use a knife for. The knife has a very good grip and fits very easily in a pocket because the handle is relatively flat.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One good knife I bought this knife a few weeks ago, it is the best knife I have ever owned. Thinking of buying the Gunny's folding knife next.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Knife I own This knife has got to be the best knife for the price.It is strong and fits the hand perfect.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a good leather jacket... Like a good leather jacket, gets better with age. Purchased mine in '86, first check when I was in the Marines. Been around the world a couple of times, only thing I've done was polish the stainless, looks nice too. Very nice piece of equipment.
Date published: 2014-10-08
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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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