The quest for the perfect pocket knife is an ever-evolving one. Design and materials come and go, but a few names stay consistent in the market. SOG makes great knives. I’ve got a few, heck my Dad’s got a few. But if you need something foldable that’s relative small, sharp as hell and deployable in a blink (no, I’m not referencing the SOG Blink, but good eye), than the Flashback is what you need. An assisted-open mechanism opens with an oomph. The reversible clip makes it versatile. The steel and TiNi finish stay true while the carbon and glass reinforced grips stays in your hand where it belongs.
At $70, it’s not going to clean you out, and at 3.5″ it probably won’t get you arrested either with discreet daily carry.