SOG Knives Collectors' Review:
Featuring a more aggressive turn-out, the Seal Team Elite is the revamped version of the popular "SOG Seal 2000 Knife". It features a few improvements over the Seal 2000 knife, of which a longer 0.5" cutting edge (blade length remains at 7"), an exposed pommel for hammering, a hollow sabre grind vs old flat sabre grind and a lighter weight are some of the changes that are welcome. Some critique the Seal Team Elite for the 'spine rasps' on the top side of the knife, which to them provides little or no use and is there for display rather than functional purposes.
Though the Seal Team Elite is manufactured in Taiwan, quite a few users have positive feedback for it and likewise its popular little brother, the Seal Pup Elite. It does pull off an aggressive "tactical look" of a military knife and it is no slouch out in the field too.
Blade Length: 7 in. x .240 in.
Overall length: 12.3 in.
Blade steel: AUS-8
Blade hardness: Rc. 57-58
Blade finish: Black Hardcased TiNi (matte)
Weight: 10.3 oz.
Edge: Partially serrated
Carry System: Nylon sheath
Handle Material: Zytel
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Part #: SE-37
Last Known MSRP: $180
Estimate price now (2009): $85
Production dates: 2007 - present
Production numbers: Still running...
Limited run?: No.
Other things of interest: -
Rarity index: 1/10 (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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What's in the box Full 7" blade view Matte Black TiNi coating Engraving on the Seal Team Elite
Zytel glass-reinforced handle Nice tactical shot Size comparison Horizontal view
Another nice pointy view Seal Team Elite with sheath Seal Team Elite beside Seal 2000
Page last updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 05:12:51 PDT