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"

  • Specifications:
  • 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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