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SOG Twitch XL Spring Assist Knife

Posted by admin on May 2nd 2011

Twitch XL, model TWI-221

Last year, I was looking for a really great knife to give to a friend of mine for a birthday gift.  The tricky part in picking out a knife for someone else, is trying to decide what they will want to use their knife for and what things they will need to cut.  When I choose a knife for myself, it is much easier because I know what features I need in my every day carry knife.  I finally picked the SOG Twitch XL.  There are several reasons I chose this knife as a gift.  The first, is that almost everyone that sees a Twitch immediately comments on how nice it feels in their hand.  The SOG Twitch XL is built classy.  It looks like it belongs in the boardroom–but it functions like a heavy duty outdoor knife.  Second, I chose the Tanto point because my friend is less likely to break the tip off.  One of the most common mistakes knife users make is to use their knife as a pry tool.  Knives aren’t typically designed to pry, but if someone is going to pry with their knife, a tanto blade has a better chance of surviving than a drop point or a clip point blade.  Tanto point knives are designed that way so you can put more pressure on the end of the blade with a smaller chance of a bad result.  Third, I got him the Twitch because it performs.  This knife flips out fast and easy with the spine flipper mechanism.  The spine lock is a nice feature because it is simple and fairly straighforward to use.  This is a great spring assist knife.  If you are looking for a solid performer for your collection or trying to buy a gift for someone else, any one of the SOG Twitch knives would be a solid choice. 

Blade Length 3.2″ x .125″
Overall Length 7.375″
Weight 4.4 oz.
Edge Straight
Steel AUS 8
HRC 57-58
Handle Hard Anodized Aluminum
Finish Satin
Includes Reversible pocket clip
Country of Origin Assembled in
the USA