SOG Knives is now part of GSM Outdoors. GSM Outdoors is a multi-brand corporation that specializes in hunting and shooting sport accessories. The corporation announced recently that it had acquired SOG Specialty Knives, known for its tactical and purpose-built knives. It’s not the first entry into the knife market for GSM. In 2020, the corporation bought Cold Steel.

GSM buys SOG

The AltairFX is one of SOG’s new fixed blades.

SOG Added to Extensive GSM Lineup

“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.”

Originally hailed for the company’s combat-inspired fixed-blade knives, SOG has since expanded its knives and specialty tools to include folders, multi-tools, and gear intended for professional use, outdoor recreation, and everyday carry.

“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.”

SOG AltairFX in sheath

The SOG AltairFX is a lightweight knife that’s easy to take anywhere.

Many Brands Under GSM Outdoors Umbrella

Aside from SOG and Cold Steel, GSM also has these brands in its portfolio: Stealth Cam, Walker’s, Muddy, Birchwood-Casey, TekMat, Boss Buck, New Archery Products, Western Rivers, Hawk, Big Game, Down & Out Blinds by Hawk, HME, Coyote Light, Scent Slammer, SME, Bullseye, Crossfire Holsters, Cyclops, Viking Solutions, Hunters Specialties, Truglo, Apex Gear, Johnny Stewart, Ameristep, and Avian X.

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