Vintage SOG S21 Recon Government Knife Gun blue blade Japan
The 'Recon Government' is the gun-blued version of the original Government. Though similar in design and dimensions, the steel used on both knives was different as trying to apply a gun-blue finish on stainless steel like the Government's was not possible. It was produced concurrently with the 'Government' as a tactical alternative to its satin-finished twin and was not an exclusive production for anyone. Produced 1990-2002?
- Blade Length: 6.25 in. x .180 in.
- Overall length: 11.25 in.
- Blade Steel: SK-5 Carbon Steel
- Blade hardness: Rc. 57-58
- Blade finish: Gun-blued
- Weight: ~8.5 oz.
- Edge: Straight
- Carry System: Nylon sheath
- Handle Material: Black Kraton handle
- Knife Type: Fixed Blade
- Country of origin: Japan
- Part #: S21
"Information taken from: http://www.sogknivescollectors.com"
This knife and sheath are excellent and could use a cleaning. No box, no signs of use, maybe handling. Good bluing, judge from the photos.- 0923