SOG Knives Collectors' Review/Take:
The SOG Seal 2000 won 13 other knives to gain the prestigious title of being supplied to the US Navy Seals for their usage, after a rigorous battery of tests which included flame, saltwater, acetylene torch resistance and abuse of all sorts. It is the combination of all of SOG's fixed blades - a little bit from each model pieced together to form it.
The SOG Seal 2000 Knife features 7" partially serrated blade, powder-coated for low reflectivity, grippy Zytel handle for chemical and flame resistance, AUS-6 steel for saltwater resistance, tactical jump-rated kydex sheath with "groove" for easy cutting of cords, and the list goes on... This is the iconic "SOG Knife" indeed. It is especially popular among the general public as a scuba diving knife for its high saltwater resistance and is usually strapped to the thigh/calf for a tactical feel.
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Blade Length: 7 in. x .250 in.
Overall length: 12.25 in.
Blade steel: AUS-6 (Earlier versions had 440A)
Blade hardness: Rc. 56-57
Blade finish: Powder coated
Weight: 12.6 oz.
Edge: Partially serrated
Carry System: Kydex sheath
Handle Material: Zytel
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: Japan
Part #: S37
Last Known MSRP: $165
Production dates: 1995-2007
Production numbers: ?
Limited run?: No.
Other things of interest: "Official" knife of the SEALs.
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...
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After one of the most extensive testing and evaluation programs ever undertaken by the US Government that included knives from almost every major cutlery manufacturer in the USA, we are very proud to announce that the SOG SEAL Knife 2000 triumphed and has been declared the highest ranked knife among the US Navy SEALs.
The SEALs are probably the most specialized elite military group in the world today. SEALs must undergo a rigorous training program that has been devised to produce the consummate warrior. Only a select few endure and are accorded the right to wear the SEAL Trident on their uniform.
This knife evaluation program included the following tests: Tip breaking strengths, blade breaking toughness, sharpness and edge retention, handle twist off limits, two week salt water emersion tests, gasoline and acetylene torch resistance, chopping, hammering, prying, penetration, cutting of 6 different types of rope and nylon line, low noise and reflectivity evaluation, plus an intense hands-on competition in the field.
The SEAL Knife 2000 can be securely carried in its waterproof Kydex sheath. This scabbard uses a friction fit as well as a backup nylon strap for knife retention, allowing you to carry it upside down or sideways. The SOG SEAL Knife 2000 is perhaps one of the most dramatic fixed blades on the market. You can be assured on this amazing knife that the SEALs have done their homework, so you don't have to.
Pointy tip of the Seal 2000 Old SOG logo and knife edge Serrated teeth "Groove" in kydex sheath
True colours in outdoors Seal 2000 and other SOGs Seal 2000 w old sheath Seal 2000 with new sheath
Super SOG Bowie w Seal 2K Seal 2000 w nylon sheath Scratched by sheath Zytel handle
Hefty .250" blade Seal 2000 in Counter Strike! Commercial pic Seal 2000 in hand
Left side of Seal 2000 Right side of Seal 2000 Full tang of the Seal 2000