Are you a SOG fan?  Do you want a solid pocket knife?  Then you need to check out this knife!  You will never leave home without it.

One of the best decisions I made whenever I deployed was to take with me a SOG knife.  SOG has that certain feel to it.  If you have ever picked up one then you would know.

Recently SOG sent me out their new Trident AT Tactical folding knife.  If your a fan of the Trident series as I am, then you will love this one.

The AT is slightly bigger than their normal Trident tactical folder.  As for the blade, the cryo-treating of the blade made the titanium nitride finish awesome to look at.

When you deploy from either side of the handle with your thumb, the blade quickly opens as it is assisted.  The blade locks open with the XR lock system.  One of the newest features in the Trident series is by activating the safety on the back of the handle, you can ensure that the blade will not open when and if you would like to use the rescue feature.  The cut away – line or seatbelt cutter.

Unlike the other Trident Knives, the clip can be moved to either side of the knife.  That way it can accommodate to whomever is right- or left-handed draw. They kept the loop at the end of the handle to attach a lanyard.  Along with the skull crusher.

The blade is 3.7 inches, with a total length open is 9.03 inches. Looking at the rough texture handle, you can see it makes it easy to grip.  The handle is of made of glass-reinforced nylon and weighs about 5.15 ounces.

Check out the specs below:

 

Trident AT Serrated diagram

TECH SPECS

OVERALL LENGTH:  9.03″         CLOSED LENGTH: 5.33″

BLADE LENGTH:   3.7″                WEIGHT:  5.15 oz

BLADE STEEL TYPE: Cryo D2   BLADE THICKNESS:  0.12″

HANDLE MATERIAL:  GRN        HANDLE COLOR:  Black

ACCENT COLOR: Red

 FEATURES                                                                                                     Lanyard Loop, Line Cutter, Glass Breaker

 

FINISH:  Titanium Nitride

LOCKING MECHANISM                                                                              AT-XR

SAFETY:      Ambidextrous Spine-Mounted Safety

OPENING MECHANISM:    Assisted Thumb Stud

BLADE SHAPE:   Clip Point    EDGE TYPE: Partially Serrated

 

 

Designed for professional users, Trident AT features rapid assisted opening with SOG’s innovative ambidextrous AT-XR Lock, as well as integrated line cutter and glass breaker. Trident AT is easy to carry, 11-12-02-57 use lifestylewith a highly functional 3.75″ cryogenically heat-treated D2 stainless steel blade. Its powerful AT-XR locking mechanism also features built-in blade locking safety and spine-mounted safety system. The next evolution of the field-proven Trident. Part 11-12-02-57

WHEN TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

“With the glass breaker and seatbelt cutter being available as soon as you pull the knife, it makes a very quick tool for pulling unconscious people out of a vehicle when time is of the essence.” – The Gear Bunker, April 2020

 

BUILT FOR PROFESSIONALS

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.

MADE FOR PERFORMANCE

As the latest update to SOG’s proven Trident design, the latest version is optimized to enhance the user’s capabilities in any critical situation, Trident AT fast open is only matched by its ability to support emergency rescue in critical situations.

AT-XR LOCK

AT-XR LOCK

SOG’s patented Assisted Technology (AT) XR Lock, delivers fast, one-handed open and solid lock-up once open. Reliable and powerful, able to withstand 1500 pounds of force, AT-XR Lock provides the ultimate built-in blade locking security when open and ensures it only opens when intended.

SAFETY 2.0

SAFETY 2.0

SOG worked with users to develop an ambidextrous safety that is as easy as it is fast to use. Designed to be intuitive and utilize natural hand movements, it means you don’t have to break your grip to operate it. Once open, it locks in place as a thumb backstop. Everything a safety should be.

CRYO D2 STEEL BLADE

CRYO D2 STEEL BLADE

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.

FEATURE RICH

AT-XR LOCK

Ambidextrous design that features fast deployment, even when wearing gloves.

 

Watch the video

 

 

 

My thoughts

Gripping the handle and deploying the blade, I was shocked to feel how hard the blade slammed open. I felt that if I were not holding it strong enough, it would have jerked out of my hand.  HAHAHA.  SOG still kept some of the other features like, the skull crusher, window punch.  As SOG would say, “This knife was made for a purpose.”  That purpose is to go to war!  With a reasonable price you really need to get this one to carry.  Until next time!

Click here for the Trident AT

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