SOG Knives Collectors' Review/Take:
This was SOG's attempt at reviving its flagship model - the "SOG S1". This knife comes in a Walnut velvetlined presentation box and a Certificate of Authenticity. Many may get confused with the various SOG models - the S1, S1T, S1C...
This knife however, can be distinguished from the flagship S1 model by where the engraved serial number is. The S1C Commemorative the serial number engraved on the guard of the knife (take not that the very first S1 knives were serialized too, but on the butt of the knife instead). Some models have a blue velvet lined Presentation box while others have a red lined one for this collector's edition. This is currently the last model of gun-blued knives by SOG.
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Blade Length: 6.25 in. x .280 in.
Overall length: 10.75 in.
Blade steel: SK-5
Blade hardness: Rc. 57-58
Blade finish: Gun-blued
Weight: 12.3 oz.
Carry System: Leather sheath w/ Sharpening Stone & Presentation box
Handle Material: Epoxied Stacked Leather
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: Japan
Part #: S1C
Last Known MSRP: $450
Production dates: 2006 - 2008
Production numbers: 1000
Limited run?: Yes, 1000 only.
Other things of interest: Comes with Certificate of Authenticity and presentation box with plaque inside. Some plaques have different wordings?
Rarity index: 6/10 (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..
Links to forums on this knife:
The knife that started the company back in its original form. Now very limited quantities are being made
available in a rich Walnut SOG presentation box with certificate of authenticity. Each Knife will be seri-
alized as 1 of 1000 pieces. Still made in one of our original factories with extremely thick,
carbon steel blade, crossguard, pommel, and aircraft spanner nut.
High quality collectible.
Stuff that comes with the S1C Plaque inside S1C box Serial number on S1C