ToolClip

Image Conceived by Spencer Frazier and manufactured in Seki Japan, the ToolClip S23 was the very first multitool that wore the SOG brand name. Second was the Micro ToolClip, which was basically a scaled down version. Interesting to note that no solid handle style multitools have been produced by SOG since.



ToolClip S23 (first)
First Model
ToolClip S23 (second)
Later Model
ToolClip backside
back side
sLaughterMed, Google Patent Drawing for ToolClip
Patent Drawing

Jaws

ToolClip jaws are a massive affair featuring a blunt nose, large serrated gripping section, and huge bypass wire cutters. Being a solid handle design, the moveable jaw is integral with the plier handle.(No hard wire notch is included)

Handle

The solid plier handle has a beveled tip which is intended to function as a prybar. Like the plier jaws, it has a darkened matte metallic finish.

Frame

The frame consists of two panels of stainless steel sandwiched around the pliers and blades, held in place by a number of rivets. A SOG SPECIALTY KNIVES inc logo is stamped into one panel.

Finish is polished stainless.

Variations

There are essentially two variations of the ToolClip. The first model has the words SOG TOOLCLIP pat. pend stamped onto the pocket clip.

The later model is stamped with the following: SOG TOOLCLIP U.S. PAT.#D 338,386

There are further differences in the blade selection.

Blades and Tools, first model

  • Plain edge spear point knife blade, measures 2-3/4" long. (70mm)
  • Combination blade: with serrated edge knife, file on one side, wire stripper notch, and screwdriver tip on end.
  • Combination blade: with large triangle awl, bottle opener, and wire stripper notch.
  • Small flathead screwdriver

Blades and Tools, later model

  • Plain edge spear point knife blade, measures 2-3/4" long. (70mm)
  • Combination blade: with serrated edge knife, file on one side, wire stripper notch, and sheepsfoot end.
  • Combination blade: with large flathead screwdriver, bottle opener, and wire stripper notch.
  • Small flathead screwdriver

Locking Mechanism

None of the blades lock open.

Other Features

A large pocket clip is attached to one side. (Giving the ToolClip its name)

A folding bail serves to lock the pliers closed when not in use.

Sheath

None.

Dimensions

  • Length = 5-1/4" (134mm)
  • Width = 1-3/8" (36mm)
  • Thickness = 3/4" (17mm)
  • Weight = 7.6 oz (206g)

History

Introduced by SOG in 1991. Made in Seki Japan. Awarded Blade Magazine's Most Innovative Imported Design for 1991.
The SOG Micro ToolClip is essentially a scaled down version.

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Created by Bob. Last Modification: Wednesday 20 of April, 2016 20:33:32 CEST by sLaughterMed.