The SOG Baton lineup includes four different products, each of which is encased in an anodized metal body and is roughly the size of a large ink marker. They are slim, sleek, and have a high-quality, substantial feel to them, without being overly heavy. Each of the four models was also designed to meet the specific needs of different users, and as a result, the tools included on them vary.
At first glance, these compact multitools give very few hints as to their true nature. For instance, the Baton Q1 resembles a common ballpoint pen, albeit one that is encased in steel and was engineered to survive the apocalypse. But when folded open, it reveals even more functionality, including a bottle opener, a flat screwdriver, and scissors. This model has the added benefit of being travel friendly, and at $54 it is the least expensive of the group.
The other three members of the Baton family were built with more of an outdoor slant. The Q2 jumps up in coast to $67, and includes a straight blade, a bottle opener, and a flat screwdriver among its toolset. It also has a bright LED flashlight hidden in its pommel. The Q3 ups the ante – and price – even more by offering 13 different tools in a compact package, including pliers, multiple screwdrivers, and an awl for $94. Finally, the Q4 comes equipped with 10 different tools in a more versatile and adaptive design than the Q3 and is priced at $120.
These compact and innovative multitools are slated to be released in June of this year. To find out more, visit sogknives.com.