SOG Scuba/Demo knife SSD89
SOG Knives Collectors' Review/Take:
The SCUBA/Demo knife is a reproduction/replica of one of the rarest Vietnam military knives ever made to date. Of the original batch of 39 knives made, only 1 out of the lot has survived till this day. SOG has revived this knife by producing a copy that is made as close as possible to the original knife, except for a few shape changes. The fact that it is sharpened on both sides makes it illegal to own in some states and countries. It can't really be classified as a 'dagger' because the area forward of the serrations (aka teeth) is not sharpened. Basically it is a normal knife with sawback teeth on the other side, much like a Rambo style knife. This very design is a unique and purposeful one, and an interesting one at that. Originally designed during the Vietnam War era a diving knife, the SCUBA/Demo has a straight edge to cut, and a serrated edge to saw through thick rope.
For those lucky enough to own it, it is a sight to behold, leather handles with brass makes this knife a very handsome and classic 'Vietnam era' knife. Another must have in the SOG collection. It is also the only old model that has its model name engraved on the knife - "SCUBA/DEMO" on center right of the blade.
"Information taken from: http://www.sogknivescollectors.com"
- Blade Length: 7.25 in. x .230 in.
- Overall length: 12.25 in.
- Blade Steel: AUS-8A
- Blade hardness: Rc. 57-58
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Weight: 13.0 oz.
- Edge: Straight on one side, serrated teeth on the other (area forward of serrations to tip not sharpened)
- Carry System: Leather sheath w/Sharpening Stone
- Handle Material: Epoxied Stacked Leather
- Knife Type: Fixed Blade
- Country of origin: Japan
- Part #: SSD89
Knife is listed used (no box) but does not show any signs of being carried or sharpened. Judge for yourself.
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