This week’s steal is the SOG AU03 SEAL, from their Aura line of fixed blades. The Aura line is SOG’s take on the original 1838 Bowie knife, redesigned with everyday and tactical uses in mind.

The first thing you notice when you pick up this knife is the weight. It’s remarkably light and has a really great balance, especially for a blade this long. This clip point comes in just a bit under 7″, packing in a razor sharp edge with a healthy belly, as well as partial serrations allowing for a ton of cut versatility. Like Cold Steel, SOG knives come with some of the best factory edges we carry. Up on the spine of the blade is some really aggressive jimping that’s going to keep you locked right in.

The handle is Zytel with an overmolded, pliable rubber that provides solid no-slip grip. That in combination with the healthy finger guard makes for pretty safe use. It’s a big, comfortable handle that enables prolonged use without any fatigue. There’s a lanyard hole built into the butt of the handle to allow you that extra degree of safety in handling should you so desire.

The SEAL of course includes the requisite sheath with belt loop. This is a durable Nylon construction with a Velcro strap to keep the knife securely strapped in. The really cool extra with this model is the included carbide field sharpener. The tool actually docks inside the handle, enabling you to sharpen your blade no matter where the need arises.

With a solid design and an affordable price point, the SOG AU03 SEAL is a terrific tactical fixed blade from a premier maker in the industry. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit