Sog fusion bowie?

jzmtl

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Anybody have played with one? I'm thinking of picking one up for a camp knife so I don't have to worry about rust on my kabar. It's 7" blade, full tang, 8cr13mov (while SOG use similar aus8 and cost at least twice as much). Seems like good stuff consider you can pick one up for around $35.

I searched for reviews, on certain knife forum the responses was "it's crap because it's a fusion" even thou nobody saying that seems to have touched one. A few people who actuall have the dagger version say they are great consider the price.

http://sogknives.com/store/FX-01.html
 

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I have one, and I like it a lot!

Not as good as my SOG Seal Pup, but it´s nice. I use it for hard work, in the farm, and till now it handles the job. I think it´s superior than my carbon Ka-Bars.

It´s not a top notch steel (it´s 8Cr13MoV) like D2 or 154CM, but I like it.

The "Chinese" factor is just preconception.

SOG, Spyderco and other brands make a line in China to reduce costs with workers, period.

If you want to buy only american products, go ahead.
But this is nonsense. Fenix, EagleTac, Dereelight, Lumapower and other brands are not american... like some knife brands. Is this a reason to judge it like crap, even not testing it ?
 

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Not to be mean or anything, but I heard that the whole fusion line is crap. I have heard of SOG Fusions breaking. A SOG breaking? Man that's unheard of... I'll stay away from that line of knives if I were you. Good for a good bashing and frequent use, but not something I'll take as the only knife into the woods. :devil:
 

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That´s the problem... with the "I heard...".

I mean no offense, but all "I heard..." looks like preconception to me.
I mean, you never try it, but already has a negative judgement about it.

I don´t have anything to complain about. My SOG Fusion Bowie is working fine, thanks. But if you can afford, I would recommend a SOG Seal, or a Seal Pup.

That´s not because it´s chinese that it´s crap.
Or I suppose you´ll never buy a Fenix light ?
 

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I had a Seal Pup Elite, and ended up selling it. Didn't like the handle material for practical and long term use. Had a Flash II and the handle was way too bulky (kinda off topic).

I have a Gov-Tac which I love, except the tip broke off! Same thing with my Pentagon. The tips are very thin and fragile. Not that I'm even prying with them at all, they are just thin and fragile.

So in the future, while I like a lot of the SOG designs, I'm going to be very careful, picky, and critical of the ones I buy. If that rules out all of them, well...

In general, I'd save up and opt for buying one good knife that will last your lifetime and more, instead of buying several knives over time.

You get what you pay for, more or less.
 

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Thanks for the opinions. The plan was to buy a gov tac, but I procrastinated and apparently there's a price hike so now it cost over $100, which I think is overpriced for a aus 8 blade.
 

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I only got one of the fusion series and thats the original tactical tomahawk. when i got it i was certain the handle would brake being made of wood. then a few months later the fiberglass handle came out due to handles breaking. I love Sog their number one to me but the fusion series doesn't interest me, except for the Axe's or throwing knives.
 

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That´s the problem... with the "I heard...".

I mean no offense, but all "I heard..." looks like preconception to me.
I mean, you never try it, but already has a negative judgement about it.

I don´t have anything to complain about. My SOG Fusion Bowie is working fine, thanks. But if you can afford, I would recommend a SOG Seal, or a Seal Pup.

That´s not because it´s chinese that it´s crap.
Or I suppose you´ll never buy a Fenix light ?

Hi Federal LG,

None taken. Just wanted to clear this up. I'm one person who lives in the city. I don't get the opportunity to go to gun/outdoor shops very often. Before I buy a new knife or flashlight, I go to forums, read extensive reviews before taking the plunge. I don't get to handle the real thing before I buy it. So when people start to give negative reviews and start saying bad things about a product, I steer clear of it. For example, I have heard 2 cases of Gov-Tacs breaking, HoppleHead;s being the second.

I learn from other people's experiences. I guess that's how the rest of the tech-savvy people work too. :grin2:

Tell me, would you buy a flashlight that, according to people, cannot screw it's bezel in properly, the light flickers, power-on button is unreponsive, finishing has scratches? The same for knives. If I hear people's knives breaking, I am sceptical. Most of the time it is due to mishandling and abuse. But some genuine reasons like stabbing and chopping resulting in a blade breakage is a no-go for me. To me if a knife can't even handle that (if it is built as a fixed blade), something's quite wrong...

I even have many chinese products - My Razer mouse, my computer and accessories, handphone, Nitecore DI, and the list goes on and on. If a China made product has quality, I don't have issues buying it.

What I really want to say is - I don't want to, and I quote, "try it" to find out that it sucks. If many people say it sucks, I would think twice before throwing my dough in. No hard feelings, just my 2 cents worth. :wave:

Back to the topic, I said that the SOG fusion bowie would be good if you use it for opening cardboard boxes, chopping some wood and doing some homey stuff, but I wouldn't take it out in the woods as my primary blade. There might be some out there that do, but the Fusion series was designed to be an affordable series.

This doesn't mean that cheap=lousy, but it just doesn't have the bells and whistles of better (but more expensive) knives. Such as being cryo-treated, quenched, etc. For that one knife I can depend on, I would look at the SOG Trident, Tech Bowie, Seal Team Elite, etc. If your budget permits, look at Fallkniven, Bark River, Rat Cutlery and TOPS knives. Many many postive reviews on these and very good build quality and blade steel.

Hope this helps. :huh:
 
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Hi Federal LG...

Back to the topic, I said that the SOG fusion bowie would be good if you use it for opening cardboard boxes, chopping some wood and doing some homey stuff, but I wouldn't take it out in the woods as my primary blade. There might be some out there that do, but the Fusion series was designed to be an affordable series.

This doesn't mean that cheap=lousy, but it just doesn't have the bells and whistles of better (but more expensive) knives. Such as being cryo-treated, quenched, etc. For that one knife I can depend on, I would look at the SOG Trident, Tech Bowie, Seal Team Elite, etc. If your budget permits, look at Fallkniven, Bark River, Rat Cutlery and TOPS knives. Many many postive reviews on these and very good build quality and blade steel.

Hope this helps. :huh:

Totally agree... It´s nice to hear that you have your point of view with no preconception. You´re right! Sometimes we can learn with other people´s experience.

Back to topic... I wouldn´t go to woods with SOG Fusion Bowie as my primary blade either. I use it on farm, but till now only for cutting (not chopping) purposes, and it was nice!

Like Nutz said, take a look at Fallkniven knives. They´re expensive, but they´re really top notch blades!
 

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I don't own a sog so I cant comment,but I have heard so much good about these two Rat cutlery and busse combat knife co one of those is next on my list to purchase from :twothumbs
 
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