Posted June 7, 2011 by Howard
SOG Knives Demolition/Scuba Fixed Blade Knife
SOG Knives introduced their demolition/scuba fixed blade several years ago. At that time it was made in Japan and had a leather handle and polished blade. This new model from SOG Knives comes in at a much better price and a more utilitarian build. It now features a Kraton handle and black blade and is made in Taiwan. It’s still a great knife with a great design. It includes a black, leather sheath with sharpening stone in the front pocket. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is the full description from SOG Knives:
The SSD01 SCUBA/DEMO fixed blade knife 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.
Blade Length: 7.2″ x 0.23″
Overall Length: 11.8″
Weight: 12.3 oz.
Steel: AUS 8
Country of Origin: Taiwan