SOG Demo Hardcased Black Tini Spear Point Straight/Serrated Fixed Blade Knife SOGSSD01-L SSD01-L
The SCUBA/DEMO is the rarest of the Special Forces SOG knives in existence. In fact, only one original is known to exist today. Originally, 39 were made and 38 of these were delivered to the Naval Advisory Detachment for missions on the North Vietnamese coastline. They were issued to OPLAN 34 ALPHA in 1964 at which time 36 were lost in operations and two were never seen again. Using current manufacturing techniques, we are now able to create a spectacular reproduction of this ultra rare knife, with a modern twist.
CRYOGENIC HEAT TREATMENT
SOG's unique cryogenic heat treatment process slowly decreases the knife temperature to -300 F, then brings it back up to room temperature again. This process relieves the blade material on an atomic level, resulting in an overall increase in toughness and heightened wear-resistance. Additionally, knife edges stay sharper longer and demonstrate a significant decrease in micro-fracturing and edge-chipping.
SOG is beloved by those who enjoy cutting tools meant to thrive in adverse conditions and well designed tactical knives. It stands to reason, since the company itself has roots in the military. During the Vietnam war, a special ops team known as MACV-SOG executed several covert missions, during which they carried a unique combat knife into the jungle. That same knife inspired knife maker Spencer Frazer to reproduce the original SOG Bowie knife and pay tribute to the special ops unit that created it. What began as a single commemorative model soon became a full line of innovative tools - field-proven by US Special Forces, even honored as the Navy SEAL knife of choice. Today, SOG knives are carried with confidence into the most demanding situations. Forged out of tradition, hardened in the field, honed for you. So whether you're protecting others or leading an epic hunting expedition, tackling one of life's everyday challenges or facing your most extreme conditions yet, lead the way with SOG. All SOG products including knives, tools, gear, and packs are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the item.
|OVERALL LENGTH||11.75"||PRODUCT WEIGHT||12.20 OZ|
|BLADE LENGTH||7.25"||BLADE THICKNESS||0.23"|
|UPC||7-29857-99582-5||PRODUCT TYPE||FIXED BLADE|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||TAIWAN||LANYARD HOLE||YES|
|LANYARD INCLUDED||YES||LANYARD MATERIAL||NYLON|
|FINISH||HARDCASED BLACK TINI||EDGE TYPE||STRAIGHT, SERRATED|
|BLADE STEEL TYPE||AUS-8||BLADE SHAPE||SPEAR POINT|
|SPINE TYPE||SERRATED||HANDLE MATERIAL||KRATON|
|HANDLE COLOR||BLACK||HARDNESS||RC. 57-58|
|SHEATH INCLUDED||YES||SHEATH COLOR||BLACK|
|SHEATH ATTACHMENT TYPE||BELT LOOP||SHEATH CLOSURE TYPE||SNAP|