SOG SBR 80 Recon Bowie, Seki, Japan
The SOG Recon Bowie, in the view of most SOG collectors, is the most interestingly shaped and sexiest knife that SOG ever produced. One cannot escape from the beauty of its gun-blued polished blade coupled with its leather washer handles, gleaming brass guard and butt. It is the most elegant knife of all the Seki Japan SOGs. The "Vietnam-era Recon Knife" shape is an especially attractive and collectible one, and some companies have sold knives based on that design, for example Randall and SOG.
According to old tales, most combat knives had a blade length of around 6 inches. However, fierce close-quarter hand-to-hand combat in Vietnam by the MACVSOG Special Forces soldiers saw them requesting an additional inch of blade for an edge (pun intended) over their enemies. This knife is a must-have in every SOG knife collector's collection. Owners of this knife cannot stop singing praises about the wicked edge this knife keeps and the great shape it has. Sleek and deadly indeed. This is the reason why it is one of the most sought after SOG knives today.
- Produced for 2000-2008
- Blade Length: 7 in. x .225 in.
- Overall length: 12 in.
- Blade Steel: Sk-5 Carbon Steel
- Blade hardness: Rc. 57-58
- Blade Finish: Gun-blued
- Weight: 11.75 oz.
- Edge: Plain
- Carry System: Leather sheath w/Sharpening Stone
- Handle material: Epoxied Stacked Leather
- Knife Type: Fixed Blade
- Country of origin: Japan
- Part #: SBR80
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Knife is NOS and shows no signs of being used, sheath shows handling marks. Judge from the photos. This is one of the later production models, it has the SOG logo with a SOG blade cutting a bullet instead of the square SOG logo on the blade.
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