Country of Origin – SOGs

Country of Origin/Manufacture of SOG Knives

Many people often wonder – where are SOG knives made today? It is indeed an important decision for those planning to buy a SOG knife for use. Some shy away from the Taiwanese models, some prefer to “buy American”, while others can’t care less about the country of manufacture. Nevertheless, everyone has a different perception on knives with regard to where they are made.. So here’s a list on where SOGs are manufactured. Please cross-reference from the SOG website for current models.
What you can assume:
– Fixed blades —–> Taiwan
– Folding knives —–> Mainly USA; Japan (higher end ones)
– Multitools ——> USA
(This list is by no means complete and users are advised to confirm with another source before making an informed decision). Folder knives are in italics


Seki, Japan Made SOG Knives:

(Access CardAccess Card 2.0ArcitechArcitech – Damacus)
– B (Blunto)
– D (Desert Dagger, Desert Dagger [Leather])
– F (FacetFatcat)
– G (Government, Government [Leather], Government Agent)
– K (Kiku, Kiku Dagger, Kiku Tanto, Koji)
– M (Midnight Tigershark, Mini-Tsunami)
– N (Northwest Ranger, Northwest Ranger [Cocobolo], Nite Tech)
– P (Pendulum, Pentagon, Pentagon [Cocobolo], Pentagon ElitePentagon Elite II)
– R (Recon Bowie, Recon Bowie [Damascus], Recon Government, Revolver – Hunter, Revolver – Seal)
– S (S1 Bowie, S1 Bowie [Tigerstriped], S1 Bowie [Damascus], S1C Bowie Commemorative, Seal Knife 2000, Seal Pup, SCUBA/Demo, SCUBA/Demo [Damascus], Spec-Elite ISpec Elite IIStingray)
– T (Tech, Tech II, Team Leader Folder, Tigershark [SK-5 steel], Tigershark [Powdered], TomcatTomcat IITomcat 3.0Tomcat 3.0 – Carbon Fibre,Tomcat 3.0 LTD – Carbon BladeToothlock, Trident [S2], Tsunami)
– V (Vision, Visionary 1Visionary 2Vulcan, Vulcan Fixed Blade, Vulcan Mini)
– X (X-Ray VisonX-Ray Vision Mini)*Note that most models that appear to be made in Taiwan as well are the later version of the Seki Japan models. (ie Discontinued Seki-Made ‘Pentagon’ is now made in Taiwan)


Taiwan Made SOG Knives:

– A (Agency)
– C (Creed)
– D (Daggert 1 & 2, Daggert 1 & 2 [2005 Special Edition])
– F (Field Pup)
– G (Gov-Tac, Gov-Tac [2005 Special Edition])
– K (Kilowatt)
– N (NW Ranger)
– P (Pentagon, Pentagon Mini)
– S (Seal Pup Elite, Seal Team, Seal Team Elite, SOG Bowie 2.0, Super SOG Bowie, Swedge I, Swedge II, Swedge III)
– T (Team Leader [AUS-8], Team Leader Survivor [AUS-8], Tech Bowie, Tigershark 2.0, Tigershark Elite, Trident 2.0)


USA Made SOG Knives:

– A (Aegis)
– B (Bi-polar, Blink)
– F (Field Knife, Flash IFlash II, Flash Rescue)
– M (Meridian Topo)
– S (SOG-TAC Automatic, SOG-TAC Mini-Automatic)
– T (Team Leader [Duratech 20CV], Team Leader Survivor [Duratech 20CV], Trident FolderTwitch I, Twitch II, Twitch XL)
– X (X-42 Recondo)
* All SOG Multitools


China Made SOG Knives:
* All SOG ‘Fusion’ series products (Battle Axe, Contractor 2×4, Fish On, Fixation Bowie, Fixation Dagger, Fulcrum I, Fulcrum II, Jungle Primitive, Micron, Micron 2.0, Muscle Car, Salute, SpiritThrowing knives)
– A (Aura – Camping, Aura – Hunting, Aura – SEAL Black TiNi)
– F (Fielder)
– M (Micro Toolclip [2010, Black, Blue, Green Pink])
– W (Woodline Folding Knife, Woodline Small Fixed Blade, Woodline Large Fixed Blade)
– S (SOGfari Machete – 13″, SOGfari Machete – 18″, SOGzilla – Small, SOGzilla – Large)