I picked up this knife while on vacation. What a work of art! This is the manly mans knife, no doubt about it. The blade is extremely sharp and is lightening fast upon deployment. Also, the quality is amazing and, most importantly, it is made in the great USA. I would highly recommend adding this piece to your collection!
I found the Trident Elite TF102-CP to be of poor quality, with no reliable function of any of the features. The machining of the blade where it meets the lock is rough and the blade is difficult to close reliably (very rough); the blade does not operate smoothly. The slot cutter does not work well and is not reliable. The built in glass breaker will not function well as it is too difficult to apply enough force as there is not enough purchase on the handle and the breaker needs a smaller point to shatter glass effectively. Other owners’ have complained of the clip breaking. This knife is of poor quality. I have a Trident TF-2 which operates very smoothly and the entire blade was polished with a perfect finish which would explain the smooth operation. I will continue to use the Trident TF-2 and the Trident Elite will be returned, given away or sent back to SOG on my dime per SOG rep.
Do not buy the Trident Elite as it is a piece of junk due to poor quality and design.
I've had the knife for some time now and useit all the time. It hasn't gone dull on me yet and i can even shave with it (if need be). Thanks for the great quality and you can expect me as a returning customer and referral giver.
I bought this knife a little over 2 weeks ago. It shattered glass, cut. It definitely lives up to the hype.
It turned out amazing and my boyfriend loves it. He showed it off to everyone at work.
This is an excellent example of the versatility and craftsmanship of a SOG knife. It has man features that may be useful toggled with a strong sharp blade that is intimidating. Love the handle and small clip design that this knife has too.