SOG Specialty Knives & Tools SE38-N Best Force Knife with Straight Edge Fixed Blade
There is a bit of divide with value vs quality, with a huge outcry in this particular SOG. The very sleek looking knife has a handle made of glass-reinforced nylon, and a nylon sheath with lanyard with a hook and loop closure (MOLLE attachment as well). An incredible bargain, the 6 inch AUS-8 steel blade is touted as virtually unbreakable. The flipside of that claim is that the warranty is limited, of course. There’s still no denying that this blade is one of the more attractive on the list, and most feature rich, even if the features are not of the highest quality.
The first knock would be the limited warranty, the second knock would be the nylon case, and lastly the third would be the handle itself which is going to be a hit or miss for experienced knife handlers. But many in the field swear by the SE38-N, and some even have it as their go to knife for survival. It is a bit of a mixed bag, and as usual depending on the user mileage may vary. At the very least, due to its price point the SE38-N has a place on this list as one of the best survival knives.