Please feel free to ask questions. Thanks for looking at a piece of history that would make you one fine knife for a lifetime or a collectible that is gaining in value! Vintage 1990s SOG Specialty Knives S1 Combat fighters knife - Vietnam 5th Special Forces De Oppresso Liber - SEKI, Japan.The Gun Blue Steel Blade measures 6.3, overall length is 11. Double brass guard, white spacers with stacked leather finger grip Commando style Handle.
Brass butt cap with lanyard hole and top nut screw. Comes with its original black leather sheath and white sharpening stone.
In vintage excellent unused condition. In the early 1980s a young Spencer Frazer discovered and was inspired by a display of original Vietnam War era MACV-CISO Studies and Observation Group (SOG) Special Forces combat bowies. They were designed by Conrad Ben Baker and made in Japan, contracted with Yogi Shokai and Japan Sword.They used SK3 carbon steel and because the knives were subcontracted out to several makers, the fit and finish, even the guards varied. The bluing ended up being black, blue, purple or even plum. The knives bore no markings to avoid being traced; sterile in covert operations parlance. Determined to bring a reproduction of this SOG knife to market, Spencer Frazer contacted Bo Randall of Orlando Florida. Unfortunately, even back then there was a years-long waiting line, but Bo Randall referred him to someone who could help.
Russell who had contacts with Kencrest Corp, the top exporter of Seki knives. They in turn brought in Ichiro Hattori to make the first knives for SOG Specialty Knives of Santa Monica Ca. The S1 was based on the commemorative version of the originals rather than the bland unmarked issued ones.
It used a blued SK5 carbon steel blade, stainless steel guard and pommel and stacked leather handle. The left side of the blade bore the SOG company logo, while the right side bore the 5th Special Forces crest near the ricasso and additional wording on the blade. The knife was brought to the market in 1986 and marketed in adds in Soldier of Fortune magazine. The knife was brought to the market in 1986 and marketed in adds in "Soldier of Fortune Magazine". The item "SOG S1 Fighter Knive 5th Special Forces-Seki Japan-Vintage-1990s Unused!
EDM WA" is in sale since Monday, July 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Knives & Tools\Fixed Blade". The seller is "sharperedgesrus" and is located in Augusta, Georgia.
This item can be shipped to United States.