The SOG Bladelight Camp is just one knife in the company’s illuminated knife series. With the touch of a button, 6 LED lights will illuminate the space in front of the 4.5-inch stainless-steel blade. The 30 lumen output of the LEDs can be seen as far as 25 feet, but the intended distance is 2 to 3 feet. Designed for campers and outdoors enthusiasts, the LED light borders between a completely white shine and blue-white tone. The shade was chosen so that even when being used in complete darkness the light won’t hurt the eyes. Even better, the SOG Bladelight Camp’s lights have a runtime of 84 minutes, and it’s powered by just one AAA battery.
For those looking for a more tactical version, the SOG Bladelight Tactical is the ticket. The knife has the same structural design as the SOG Bladelight Camp, but its lights shine red at 20 lumens for 288 minutes. Why red? Well, red LEDs give the user the maximum visibility for night vision optics.
The SOG Bladelight Camp and SOG Bladelight Tactical both come with a hard nylon sheath that features an integrated blade sharpener and metal belt clip. There’s no need to unsheathe because even in the sheath, the LED lights shine through predrilled slots.
SOG is known for their craftsmanship of knives and tools. They are a trusted source for many, so do not be worried about buying a knife with a built in flashlight. Available on their website in Bladelight Camp for $92 or Bladelight Tactical for $101.