SOG Field Pup
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $32
Very handy and ergonomically sound camp knife. Great for performing tasks from featherstick making to cooking.
- Ergonomically excellent
- Maintains an edge well
- Great sheath
- Good grip
- Too short for wood processing tasks/chopping
- Will rust if sheathed wet
This knife is a great general purpose camp knife for backpackers and campers of all types. at under 4 inches, you wont be doing much in the sense of fire making (with the exception of feathersticks and splitting small kindling), but it is an excellent companion for all other tasks.
If you are looking for a tactical looking blade to show off to your friends, look elsewhere. the field pup is about pure functionality and has none of the common hallmarks of fighting/outdoor hybrid knives we see so often.
The field pup's kraton handle feels absolutely perfect in hand , and its gymped thumb ramp is excellent for finer tasks. the kraton grip is no slip, even when wet, and this knife makes camp chores a breeze, easily articulate enough for carving and preparing food.
The sheath is also a major selling point to the field pup. it is molly compatible, offers a secure fit so you don't loose your blade (plastic insert), and has a small gear pouch perfect for survival items.
This knife has been a long standing bar none staple in any outdoors kit i put together, from 25 mile single day traverses to multiday camping operations. i have "bigger and badder" knives, but i frequently choose to combine this with a small hatchet or folding saw (sven saw) when i know there is firework that needs doing.
If you are looking for a high value midsized camp or backpacking knife with average/slightly above average steel quality (aus-8) and a good ergonomic profile, this is your knife. it is very lightweight and can handle most tasks you throw at it. if roaring fires is your thing and you want a blade that can chop like an axe, get something bigger.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The SOG Field Pup is a beautiful knife with its high gloss satin finish, typically found only on expensive knives. It's the right size and weight, suitable for a variety of outdoor sporting tasks. It's comfortable to use with its slightly yielding Kraton molded handle that form fits the full tang blade. SOG's trademarked finger grips are combined with aggressive thumb notches on the back of the blade, making the Field Pup a real working knife. The blade is also protected by a hybrid leather/Kydex reinforced sheath. The Field Pup is seen in the Prepared to Survive DVD, produced by Lifeview Outdoors. SOG was please to be a part of the production of this essiential resource.
The Field Pup Fixed Blade Knife from Sog has a nice high gloss satin finish. Because of its weight and size, it's perfect for alot of outdoor sporting tasks. PRODUCT FEATURES: Blade Length: 4" x .13" Overall Length: 8.5" Weight: 7.5 oz. Edge: Straight Steel: 7Cr17MoV HRC: 55-57 Handle: Kraton Finish: Satin Sheath: Leather
- Appalachian Outdoors
CLOSEOUTS . The SOG Field Pup knife is a lightweight, compact, fixed-blade knife perfect for a variety of field tasks, including hunting and survival applications. Available Colors: BLACK.
- Sierra Trading Post