SOG Specialty Knives has been acquired by GSM Outdoors
(Photo by SOG Knives)

SOG Specialty Knives, maker of tactical knives, multitools, joins GSM Outdoors as part of their stable of outdoor brands. SOG will be part of GSM’s impressive group of outdoor companies. That list includes Cold Steel, Walker’s hearing protection, TruGlo sights, in addition to many other brands.

T​he Story of SOG Specialty Knives

“Since 1986, SOG has been synonymous with austere-duty knives intended to meet the needs of defense professionals,” said Eddie Castro, CEO of GSM Outdoors. “The name is instantly recognized by military, first responders, and blade enthusiasts for their high-quality craftsmanship and reliable performance. Our acquisition of SOG represents an important expansion of the GSM family of brands, and we look forward to taking the brand to that next level of consumer support and product innovation.”

T​he first product from SOG Knives reproduced the famous MACV-SOG Bowie knife used in the Vietnam War. Since then, their line has expanded to products ranging from folding knives to tomahawks and everything in between. Additionally, civilians, first responders, and military members world wide carry SOG gear. The SOG Poweraccess multi-tool is particularly popular with military members. They also produce a covert backpack perfect for blending in when working in an urban environment. Perhaps their ultimate covert tool is a cell phone PopGrip multitool. This PopSockets collaboration gives the end user a pry bar, bottle opener, and small screwdriver all on the back of their phone.

“SOG is a prestigious brand among outdoor and tactical retailers nationwide,” said Zach Henderson, GSM’s Vice President of Sales, “and the company enjoys an enthusiastic consumer base. We are understandably excited to add SOG to our portfolio of knife and utility tool companies, including Cold Steel. We look forward to working with our industry partners to further expand the SOG brand across the professional and outdoor consumer segments.”

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GSM Outdoors is a multi-brand manufacturer and technology innovator of specialized hunting and shooting sport accessories. For more information on GMS Outdoors, please visit

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