Founded in 1986 by Spencer Frazer in his apartment in Santa Monica, SOG Knives began with its first and only product - a fixed blade commemorative knife that retailed for $169 based on the original design of the Vietnam SOG military knife. In 1988, SOG introduced its first folding knife, the Tomcat- which won Blade Magazine’s Overall Knife of the Year Award. This was the first of the numerous awards SOG received for innovative products and ideas.
In 2000, the company created an entirely new-patented concept (SOG Assisted Technology) that made it easier and faster to open a folding knife ambidextrously; With the introduction of these products, SOG established itself as the first knife manufacturer to expand its line to include a broad scope of folding knives, multipurpose tools, and a deep assortment of fixed blades.
Today, SOG is well positioned to efficiently and professionally service its growing list of customers, while preserving the SOG traditions of product quality, innovation, and strength of brand.