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SOG Field Pup

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: SOG Field Pup fixed-blade knife

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. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $32

Really nice knife.


  • Comes sharp
  • Ergonomic


  • Thin blade

This knife has a nice ergonomic handle that fits nicely in mine, it has a medium sized hand, nice blade, but is a little too thin for my taste.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140

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Price MSRP: $62.25
Historic Range: $34.95-$62.00
Reviewers Paid: $32.00-$140.00
Weight 7.5 oz
Blade Length 4 in x .13 in
Overall Length 8.5 in
Edge Straight
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