The 2.25″ SOG Bluto hit the shelves in 2009 with a VG-10 blade and textured aluminum handles. It’s a bit smaller than my much-used Benchmade 300, with which it shares its flipper/stud opening and spring-loaded bar safety.
They’ve got an MSRP of $190, but the street price has usually been about a buck twenty-five. Je suis a bit steep for a 2.25″ knife? Probably so, but not any more…
SOG has discontinued its black and blue-handled Blutos, and the black ones have been slashed down to $79.95 at Knife Center. This almost has me reaching toward my wallet, which can be dangerous to my health. VG-10 is a steel I haven’t tested yet, and $80 ain’t bad, but I’ve got enough knives to test already without adding to my backlog.