SOG Seal Team 2000; Seki, Japan

SOG Seal Team 2000 knife; Seki, Japan

After one of the most extensive testing and evaluation programs in 1992 ever undertaken by the US Government that included knives from almost every major cutlery manufacturer in the USA, we are very proud to announce that the SOG SEAL Knife 2000 triumphed and has been declared the highest ranked knife among the US Navy SEALs.

The SEALs are probably the most specialized elite military group in the world today. SEALs must undergo a rigorous training program that has been devised to produce the consummate warrior. Only a select few endure and are accorded the right to wear the SEAL Trident on their uniform.

This knife evaluation program included the following tests: Tip breaking strengths, blade breaking toughness, sharpness and edge retention, handle twist off limits, two week salt water emersion tests, gasoline and acetylene torch resistance, chopping, hammering, prying, penetration, cutting of 6 different types of rope and nylon line, low noise and reflectivity evaluation, plus an intense hands-on competition in the field.

The SEAL Knife 2000 can be securely carried in its waterproof Kydex sheath. This scabbard uses a friction fit as well as a backup nylon strap for knife retention, allowing you to carry it upside down or sideways. The SOG SEAL Knife 2000 is perhaps one of the most dramatic fixed blades on the market. You can be assured on this amazing knife that the SEALs have done their homework, so you don't have to. 

The SOG SEAL 2000 is a 7" bladed fixed blade knife with a rubber handle that was designed for the grueling US Navy SEAL knife trials in 1992. The knife was manufactured from 1995 to 2007 for SOG by Kinryu of Seki Japan. Knives such as these and many of the SOG models produced prior to the shift of production from Seki, Japan to Taiwan are the best knives SOG had ever made.

"Information taken from: SOG Knife Collectors website.


Blade Length: 7 in. x .250 in.

Overall length: 12.25 in.

Blade steel: AUS-6

Blade hardness: Rc. 56-57

Blade finish: Powder coated

Weight: 12.6 oz.

Edge: Partially serrated

Carry System: kydex sheath

Handle Material: Zytel

Manufacture: Seki, Japan

The SOG Seal Team; Seki, Japan 3 sheath options;

Nylon ambidextrous, Kydex ambidextrous, Kydex Skin Diver with cord cutter

SOG Seal Team Seki, Japan vs Seal Team Taiwan

                          Seki, Japan                Taiwan

Weight of knife:   12.7 oz                       10.9 oz

Blade Steel:         AUS 6                         AUS 8

Grind of blade:    Saber                          Hollow grind- skull crusher pommel

Serrations           1 ½”                              2”

Circumference    10.0 cm                        9.3 cm

of handle

Top Knife  SOG Seal Team: Seki, Japan (NOS) - Bottom SOG Seal Team: Taiwan (used). 

The Seal Team Seki, Japan is a heavier knife with a handle better suited for bigger hands, Both knives balance well and possess some very sharp, piercing tips. The Seki knife has 25% less of the serrations leaving more slicing blade and a less aggressive pattern on the handles. The other major difference is in the blade, a saber grind verses a hollow ground and the blade steel AUS 6 verses AUS 8 resulting in a knife that weighs almost 2 oz more.