SOG Knives Collectors' Review/Take:
The SOG Mini-Tsunami is the smaller version of the Tsunami. Both knives sport tanto-styled blades with serrations, and are identical in every aspect with the exception of blade length. The Mini-Tsunami was not meant to be used as a camping knife, but rather a compact self-defence weapon. This conclusion can be drawn from the tanto blade and the serrations. The other knife similar to it in the dagger form is the "Mini-Pentagon".
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Blade Length: 4.6 in. x .140 in.
Overall length: 8.85 in.
Blade Steel: 440A
Blade hardness: Rc. 56-58
Blade Finish: Powder coated (earlier productions may have satin-polished blades)
Weight: 4.6 oz.
Edge: Partially serrated tanto blade
Carry System: Kydex Sheath (Earlier models feature a leather sheath)
Handle Material: Black Kraton
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: Japan
Part #: M43
Last Known MSRP: $64.95
Production numbers: ?
Limited run?: No.
Other things of interest: One of the few "tanto" styled blades SOG produced.
Rarity index: 7/10 (10 being the most rare)
Rarity index scale (1 to 10, 10 being the most rare):
1 - Very common; easily available on ebay, google product search and almost every knife selling website. Spammed with at least 10+ listings on ebay.
3 - Has been around for at least 2 years and are selling reasonably well, with retailers favouring other newer models over this knife.
5 - Knives that are on the borderline of being discontinued or have been discontinued for less than 6 months
6 - Products from 6 onwards are either discontinued or limited edition.
7 - Discontinued knives that pop up once every few months on the "For Sale" part of forums or on ebay. Still can be found at a few online shops though.
8 - Knives that need lots of researching to find. Not available anymore in online knife shops and pop up (if you're lucky) >4 months for one at a time.
9 - Knives holding this rarity are the shadowy kind. You can't find any information on them at all (not even from online knife shops that have not taken down that knife's product page). If you see one for sale grab at all cost.
10 - The rarest of all knives. If you hadn't been here you wouldn't even have known that it existed. Should you have one of these you better lock it up in a triple-combination safe and treat it like a family heirloom...
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Grind lines of Mini-Tsunami Soft Kraton rubber handle Pictured with later kydex sheath
Page last updated: Friday, June 12, 2009 06:55:01 PDT