SOG Recon Bowie (Damascus)
SOG Knives Collectors’ Recon Bowie (Damascus) Review:
Like the SCUBA/Demo (Damascus), this knife is indeed a very, very rare knife to have. A prototype was unveiled by SOG at the SHOT Show 2001. Orders were taken and 20 were made – all were presold; none made it to the brick and mortar shops or the SOG catalog even. No hint of it exists in the web except for a handful (around 5). It is indeed a sight to marvel at – the Recon Bowie’s sexy curves and the beauty of Damascus steel mated together. Considered to be the rarest of all SOG Seki knives and not one has been seen in the after-sale market for a very long time.
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Blade Length: 7 in. x .225 in.
Overall length: 12 in.
Blade Steel: “Saji Damascus”
Blade hardness: Rc. ?
Blade finish: Polished
Weight: 11.75 oz.
Carry System: Leather sheath
Handle Material: Epoxied Stacked Leather
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: Japan
Part #: -unknown-
Last Known MSRP: $450
Production dates: 2001 only.
Production numbers: 20
Limited run?: Yes.
Other things of interest: The rarest SOG fixed blade of all time – 20 made only.
Rarity index: 10+/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 w%ll, 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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