SOG has been making the Trident for a while now. The SOG Trident AT is the latest iteration of that popular knife. This one uses SOG’s Assisted Technology and XR locking/opening system, and it looks amazing with its black finish and red highlights.
SOG says the Trident is made for professionals to handle any situation. “The knife is a first responder’s dream, providing many of the tools you might need at common incidents,” SOG tells us. They also say the “Trident AT is a modern update based on the feedback from professional users, made to hold up in the harshest conditions, balancing purposeful design with heavy-duty performance and reliability… [the] Trident AT fast open is only matched by its ability to support emergency rescue in critical situations.”
The SOG Trident AT features a 3.7″ Cryo D2 clip point blade with a black titanium nitride coated finish. This dual thumb stud opener is .12″ thick and uses SOG’s AT or a “Assisted Technology” to open quickly and easily. You can open this knife with either the thumb studs or by pulling back on the AT-XR lock. The handle houses a simple-to-operate, ambidextrous safety switch that can be activated or deactivated with your thumb.
About the Cryo D2 steel in the blade, SOG says it’s a “…versatile high-carbon tool steel that is cryogenically heat-treated to SOG’s unique performance specifications. D2 provides the ideal combination of edge retention and durability for long term use with ease of maintenance.”
This XR lock (like the AXIS lock) has textured black, glass reinforced nylon handles that are easy to grip. When the knife is closed, there’s a slot in the handle that allows you to use the knife blade as a seatbelt or line cutter. There’s also a glass breaker and a cleated metal lanyard loop in the butt of the knife, as well as an ambidextrous deep-carry, tip-up pocket clip.
Everything is black on the SOG Trident AT except the thumb studs, the XR lock, and the little dot on the safety switch. They’re all bright red, and they really pop. It closes down to 5.3″ and opens to 9″ overall. It weighs in at 5.2oz.
- 3.7″ Cryo D2 Clip Point Blade
- Black Titanium Nitride Coated Finish
- .12″ Thick
- SOG Assisted Open Technology
- Thumb Stud or AT-XR Opener
- XR Lock
- Textured Black GRN Handles
- Line Cutter in Handle
- Cleated Lanyard Loop
- Glass Breaker
- Ambidextrous Deep-Carry Tip-up Pocket Clip
- 5.3″ Closed
- 9″ Overall
- Weighs 5.2oz.
The SOG Trident AT is a clearly well thought out EDC for professionals and amateurs alike. While we’re showing the clip point version here, it’s also available in partially serrated clip point and tanto versions. If you’d like to learn more about them, click any link in this article or the button below.