SOG has released two versions of the SOG Spec Elite I. Available exclusively through SMKW, these SOG Spec Elite I Auto Midnight Bronze knives are simply gorgeous. Not only are these two autos seriously snappy, their bronze anodized 6061-T6 aluminum handles – midnight bronze to be exact – are among the best bronze we’ve seen in the last few years.
While SOG says it is “intended for military and law enforcement,” the Spec Elite I is both pretty enough and pocket friendly enough for daily carry. This American-made exclusive auto has midnight bronze anodized 6061-T6 aluminum handles. The overall profile is remarkably slim, trim, and pocket friendly. It’s 4.3″ closed. The handle thickness is about 0.4″, and it weighs just under 3 ounces. There’s a ton of jimping through out the machined handles which provides a great grip and a ton of slip resistance. It has a deep carry, tip-up pocket clip and lanyard hole.
The 3.5″ AUS-8 clip point blade smoothly and quickly opens with an easily accessible push button. There’s aggressive spine jimping along the thumb ramp to provide some great finger grip and comes with either a satin finish or a titanium nitride coating. It has a secondary safety that’s also easy to both index and access which prevents accidental pocket deployment.
SOG Spec Elite I Auto Midnight Bronze Details
- AUS-8 Stainless Steel, Satin Finish or Black Titanium Nitride Coated
- 3.5” Clip Point Blade
- Push Button Open/Lock
- Safety Lock
- 6061-T6 Aluminum Handles
- Low Profile Tip-up Pocket Clip
- 2.8 oz.
- 4.3” Closed
- 7.8” Overall
- Made in the USA
The USA-made SOG Spec Elite I Auto Midnight Bronze knives have a great action, a slim profile, and a fantastic look. If you’re interested in these knives, click any link in the article or simply click the button below to check one out for yourself.
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