(Vietnam 5th Special Forces Group). SK-5 Carbon Steel Blade, hardness: Rc. 6.25", length 10.75" overall. Handle Material: epoxied stacked leather. With white spacers, black coated stainless steel butt cap and lanyard hole.
Carry System: Leather sheath with belt loop and sharpening stone. Engraved on the left front of the blade near the cross-guard is the "square SOG logo". On the other side of the knife just directly above the guard reads "Seki Japan". In front of that engraving is the "MACVSOG" Special Forces logo. Further down the blade in the middle of the knife reads "Vietnam 5th Special Forces Group".
The knife features a leather handle and a classic'faceted tip' that is the signature feature of the current SOG Bowie knives made today. Noteworthy for its beautiful gun-bluing and the use of SK-5 steel. Production dates: 1986 - 2005 Production numbers: 10,000 - 15,000. The S1 Bowie is the flagship model of SOG Specialty Knives Inc, the first knife design to roll off their production line.It is the knife that the brave men of MACV-SOG used while in Vietnam for covert recon operations. Commonly known as the "5th Special Forces knife" by some, but it was actually called the "SOG Bowie". Our story begins in Vietnam, where members of a highly classified US special ops unit - known as MACV-SOG - carried a unique combat knife into the jungle on covert missions. Years later, in 1986, that knife inspired a young designer, named Spencer Frazer, to found SOG Specialty Knives. His mission: 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. The item "Vietnam 5th Special Forces Group SOG S1 Bowie fixed blade knife Japan rare" is in sale since Sunday, April 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "j-a-m-e-s" and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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