by Knife Expert on September 26, 2014

SOG SEAL Team – A knife developed specifically for naval special warfare

After being put through the most extensive and intense evaluation programs ever designed by the U.S. Government, the SOG SEAL Knife came out miles ahead of the rest, including but not limited to high quality knives made by U.S. cutlery manufacturers. The US SEAL team is one of the elite military groups known for the most intense, specialized training in the world today. SEALs are required to go through one of the most challenging training programs designed to produce the ultimate warrior.
Very few applicants make it through the rigorous training required to become a SEAL. Only a very select few, the most dedicated, earn the right to wear the symbol of the SEAL on their uniform.
It is here that the SOG SEAL Team knives were created for this very reason. When a SEAL team has a mission to complete, they have to be able to depend on their equipment, especially their knives.
So the SEAL knife had to go through extreme tests of it’s own. The tests are exhaustive. They are tested for tip breakage, blade breaking limits, edge retention, sharpness, hammering, chopping, prying, penetration tests, the ability to cut through several different types of line and rope. Then to complete the testing, they are used in an extremely rigorous hands on competition out in the actual field/combat area.


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SOG SEAL Team Knife Specifications:

Streamlined new blade shape.
Knife measurements are Blade 7″ x .24 inches thick at the thickest part of the blade.
Overall knife length is 12.3 inches
Deeper finger grooves and an added spine rasp for thumb placement, notching, and filing.
Partially serrated, the fixed 7-inch AUS-8 steel blade has a clip point shape with a black powder finish.
The steel that makes up the blade has a HRC rating of 57-58 for optimum durability.
Black handle is made of durable, rugged, glass-reinforced nylon to fit comfortably in your hand.
Includes a black nylon sheath and includes a MOLLE attachment for carrying accessories.
Comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

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SOG products also have an extensive following, The knives have also won favor among military, law enforcement, and industrial customers that rely on their tools for exceptional performance in the toughest, most adverse conditions.

Customers say this is one of the best combat knives around, and definitely would not want to be without it, especially if one’s life depended on it. They say you know that knife will pull you through every time.

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KA-bar USMC Fighting Knife

by Knife Expert on September 24, 2014

The Original KA-bar – The Fighting Knife of the USMC

This knife was was made popular by the United States Marine Corp as piece of standard equipment for the soldiers who carried them. The KA-bar USMC Fighting Knife is a solid, well built knife that can take a great deal of abuse and still remain sharp and functional for almost any outdoor adventure or survival situation.

For a number of years now, the KA-bar has been my go-to knife for hiking.  I even manage to slip it into my EDC bag so that I can have a proper fixed-blade along with my pocket folder.

You can read more about my EDC knife elections here.




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KA-Bar Specifications:

Most well known fixed blade knife design in the world.
Features 1095 Cro-van steel, (1095) Cro-Van steel blades have a hardness rating of (HRC 56-58)
Easy grip Leather Handle, USMC Fighting Knife.
7″ Serrated or Straight Edge Blade.
The edge angle is set at 20 degrees.
Knife Made in USA (Olean, NY)
Leather Sheath made in Mexico.
The knife is also available in:
Powder black blade with black leather handle,
Chrome Vanadium Blade with brown leather handle,
Powder black tanto blade with hard Kydex sheath
Straight edge, serrated edge or combination edges are available.
The sheaths available are hard, leather, or hard nylon.
The KA-BAR U.S.M.C. also comes complete with the embossed leather Eagle, Globe, and Anchor sheath.
Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 3.2 x 2.3 inches weighs 1.1 pounds




Every single KA-bar USMC Fighting Knife goes through an intensive process to create this exceptional knife, before it is presented for sale.
1st, the blades go through a 3 step heat treating process that begins with an hour long heat treatment.
2nd, the blades are then sent through a cryogenic quenching process where the blades are frozen to -120 degrees F to optimize the overall performance of the blade.
3rd the blades are then put through an intensive tempering process for roughly 7 hours to enhance the toughness and durability of the steel.

The history of this knife dates all the back to World War II, when it came standard issue for the US Marines, and it is currently still used by US Armed Forces even today. If you are in need of a good, high quality utility/survival/combat knife, then this is the knife for you. There is just something about a good American made knife, regardless of the particular style you choose, you really can’t go wrong here. The knife really stands up to rough use and still holds a great edge. It can also be sharpened further if you wish, but that’s optional.
Makes a perfect gift for anybody who has served in the military, outdoor enthusiasts, survivalists, and collectors as well.  The value of this knife is one of the best you will find (performance vs $).




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Your first knife sharpener – Spyderco Sharpmaker Review   “A sharp knife is a safe knife” — Everyone Well a sharp knife is also a useful knife too. I have already said that the original KA-Bar was my first substantial knife purchase.  Well at that time I was less of a student of blade care […]

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