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SOG Baton Q Series 1367

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SOG Baton Q Series
« on: January 19, 2017, 06:41:09 AM »
I'm impressed by the ingenuity and ability to think outside the box while keeping allot of the needed tools most of us EDC for fun/necessity available in these slim form factor tools. I'm definitely going to keep up to date with these and be eager to try them out when released. To me these definitely have the cool wow factor and designed beautifully. They look like they will be fantastic for small light duty usage and fun to carry.

Baton q1-2-3-4 video starts about 5:30 in.

« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 06:42:18 AM by kaput »



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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 06:47:14 AM »
Screen grabs.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 07:00:57 AM by kaput »

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 06:50:30 AM »

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 06:55:04 AM »

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 07:00:09 AM »
Screen grabs.

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 08:22:34 AM »
Really like the idea, but in my eyes they look flimsy. How much torque can these pliers on Q3 and Q4 take?

Q1 is pretty big for an pen, opener, scissors, just compare to Manager for example.

Q2 is cute with knife and light... but I tend to avoid tools with electronics in them...

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 12:19:19 PM »
I think these are pretty cool IF (and that's a big IF) the quality is there.  I like the hand filling scissors on the Q1, I like the fact it's a AAA light on the Q2, I like the idea of a ratchet screwdriver on the Q4. 

All that said I think of the new SOG offerings I'm more inclined towards the Sync 1.  I've become a fan of compact pliers and these look to be a good size for my taste.  :tu:

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2017, 12:40:17 PM »
So cool... great job SOG for innovation, far better than the junk Leatherman and Gerber spewed out (Victorinox didn't even show that).

Now question remains about quality... they did seem a bit flimsy and the tools hard to reach...

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2017, 03:57:35 PM »
I'm impressed by the ingenuity and ability to think outside the box while keeping allot of the needed tools most of us EDC for fun/necessity available in these slim form factor tools. I'm definitely going to keep up to date with these and be eager to try them out when released. To me these definitely have the cool wow factor and designed beautifully. They look like they will be fantastic for small light duty usage and fun to carry.

These look totally sweet. Seeing them in action (vs. the catalog pictures) really helps.

I think these are pretty cool IF (and that's a big IF) the quality is there.  I like the hand filling scissors on the Q1, I like the fact it's a AAA light on the Q2, I like the idea of a ratchet screwdriver on the Q4.

Very true. SOG's designs have been really cool the last couple years, but complaints about quality have kept me away.

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2017, 05:13:13 PM »
I think these are pretty cool IF (and that's a big IF) the quality is there.  I like the hand filling scissors on the Q1, I like the fact it's a AAA light on the Q2, I like the idea of a ratchet screwdriver on the Q4. 

All that said I think of the new SOG offerings I'm more inclined towards the Sync 1.  I've become a fan of compact pliers and these look to be a good size for my taste.  :tu:
Yeah, Sync 1 FTW.
But I have to say after watching the video, I really want those batons.

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2017, 06:49:35 PM »
I'm impressed by the ingenuity and ability to think outside the box while keeping allot of the needed tools most of us EDC for fun/necessity available in these slim form factor tools. I'm definitely going to keep up to date with these and be eager to try them out when released. To me these definitely have the cool wow factor and designed beautifully. They look like they will be fantastic for small light duty usage and fun to carry.



Aren't those Baton tools just better copies of a generic multitool like the Benchmark Pocket Multitool shown previously by Chako








« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 07:30:59 PM by Ombudsman »

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2017, 08:40:08 PM »
I guess you're right.  Same idea as this type of folding scissor as well.



I'm not so worried about originality myself, but the quality is in question.  It's a shame that's even a concern, I used to have a PPP and, while I think it had it's problems, the quality wasn't one of them.

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2017, 10:58:02 PM »
The Batons don't look as unwieldy as I though they would (unlike the Sync 2, which looks even worse than I thought), and good to see the AAA battery and off the shelf ink cartridges being used. Hellishly expensive for what you get though. To me they look like £5 to £15 petrol station impulse buys, not £50 - £80 premium tools.  :ahhh

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2017, 06:20:36 PM »
I guess you're right.  Same idea as this type of folding scissor as well.

(Image removed from quote.)

I'm not so worried about originality myself, but the quality is in question.  It's a shame that's even a concern, I used to have a PPP and, while I think it had it's problems, the quality wasn't one of them.

You're right Gareth ! :D

Instead of "Baton" they should have call them "Slip-N-Pinch"  :rofl:


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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2017, 08:03:37 AM »
Baton 1: $39
Baton 2: $49
Baton 3: $69
Baton 4: $79
"Pretty affordable".  :think:

Yeah, no thanks. Cool designs and all, but they're way too overpriced.
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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2017, 06:14:44 PM »
Baton 1: $39
Baton 2: $49
Baton 3: $69
Baton 4: $79
"Pretty affordable".  :think:

Yeah, no thanks. Cool designs and all, but they're way too overpriced.

I agree. My thoughts, that nobody asked for:
Subtract $20 from that msrp and Baton 1 would sell well.
For $50, Baton 2 better have a damn nice blade and a multi-mode torch - high, low, and strobe being my first thoughts. And it would need to have as high a lumen count as possible, but at least 200 lumens. Actually, that sounds amazing. But looking at that blade and light-output I'm thinking $30-35.
Baton 3 and 4 could pass as a Juice competitor so I think they could sell for $40-50. Maybe that seems low, but two things bother me with these two. 1) All the tools are short - at least the Juice has a long-ish blade, saw, file, scissors. 2) I don't think these larger batons are nearly as carry friendly as even the massive Juice XE6

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2017, 01:43:01 PM »
Yes, but....

Those are MSRP, which as we all know is nowhere near street price on these kinds of things.  The Juice S2 has an MSRP of $65 to $69 depending on color.  If you want to compare them by price then you need to compare street price to street price, not street price to MSRP.  You can't say that the Baton at $69 is more expensive than the Juice at $40-50 because that's the going rate on them.  As they are evenly matched on MSRP, there's a good chance they will be evenly matched on street price as well, and possibly better as SOG doesn't have or enforce a MAP policy like Leatherman does- or at least, not one that I know of.

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2017, 02:00:42 PM »
Those prices aren't MSRP, they're Knife Center's preorder prices. https://www.knifecenter.c...tml?usrsearch=sog%20baton

Model - MSRP - Knife Center
Q1 - $54 - $39.95
Q2 - $67 - $49.95
Q3 - $94 - $69.95
Q4 - $120 - $89.95

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2017, 02:55:46 PM »
Those prices aren't MSRP, they're Knife Center's preorder prices. https://www.knifecenter.c...tml?usrsearch=sog%20baton

Model - MSRP - Knife Center
Q1 - $54 - $39.95
Q2 - $67 - $49.95
Q3 - $94 - $69.95
Q4 - $120 - $89.95

 :o
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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2017, 07:10:27 PM »
Tell me guys... I mean Q series doesn't appeal to me at all.
They invented opening knives (usually folders like Opinels, SAKs, LMs, Spydercos and so on), TO MAKE THE KNIFE SHORTER.
This tool just cannot handle folding, so basically its a fixed MT. I think this is just a step back to carry sheathed knife.
Sure in some places object shaped like this can be easier to carry around, but for me its not. How are you supposed to be carrying Q4?
Sure Q1 is much smaller, closer to marker. But still. You know that they make really SHORT and powerful flashlights nowadays too, so are even telescopic, just like this MT series should.
To make the tool easier to carry, it should be telescopic, and thats not the case (and how that would even work?). I see that if I would carry a tool like Q3 in my pocket, I would carry it opened.
 >:D
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« Last Edit: January 23, 2017, 07:11:58 PM by Padre »

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2017, 08:28:37 PM »
Those prices aren't MSRP, they're Knife Center's preorder prices. https://www.knifecenter.c...tml?usrsearch=sog%20baton

Model - MSRP - Knife Center
Q1 - $54 - $39.95
Q2 - $67 - $49.95
Q3 - $94 - $69.95
Q4 - $120 - $89.95

Ok, that's a bit different.   :ahhh

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2017, 08:57:09 PM »
Tell me guys... I mean Q series doesn't appeal to me at all.
They invented opening knives (usually folders like Opinels, SAKs, LMs, Spydercos and so on), TO MAKE THE KNIFE SHORTER.
This tool just cannot handle folding, so basically its a fixed MT. I think this is just a step back to carry sheathed knife.
Sure in some places object shaped like this can be easier to carry around, but for me its not. How are you supposed to be carrying Q4?
Sure Q1 is much smaller, closer to marker. But still. You know that they make really SHORT and powerful flashlights nowadays too, so are even telescopic, just like this MT series should.
To make the tool easier to carry, it should be telescopic, and thats not the case (and how that would even work?). I see that if I would carry a tool like Q3 in my pocket, I would carry it opened.
 >:D
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First off. Fantastic mustache.

Second. The shape is different which SOG doesn't seem to be afraid of or shy away from.  With most all their tools being different style or shapes from each other. And then this year also making the belt buckle version.

But you said it. It will fit some places or carries actually better than a thicker wider heavier multitool. This would fit my tool roll or outside toolbag pockets ideally.

I think it's cool and fun and hopefully top quality (especially for the price points being in the higher end) I think they had good vision on these.

Third, great great mustache Padre!

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2017, 04:50:55 AM »
So I see that rei has the version with the pen and maybe the one with scissors. I'd really like to see the deluxe version, I'm guessing it's gonna be sooooon  :whistle:

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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 11:13:06 PM »
I said some of this in another thread but...

It just seems like they are wasting a lot of space.  Ombudsman put a picture of that Benchmark tool and I know that Olympia tool also made those old "pen multi tools" that were pretty bad.  But these new SOG batons look like they might be worse.  :ahhh
I HOPE that I am wrong, but the Q3 looks like one of those old "pen multi tools" with thick plastic handle scales.  I want to applaud SOG for being different but the Q3 is the only one that doesn't look like it is suffering from a serious lack of tools.
So big and thick and yet so few tools. :-[

And, Does anyone know if the Q2 legally qualifies as a fixed blade?  because if it does I would bet that in CA you can't carry it in your pocket.  ???
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Re: SOG Baton Q Series
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2017, 09:47:31 PM »
review I found today, more of a first looks but anyway...


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