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The SOG SEAL 2000 is approved for use by the U.S. Navy SEALs as an assault knife. After surviving one of the most extensive test and evaluation programs ever undertaken by the U.S. Government that included knives from most U.S. cutlery manufacturers, the SOG SEAL Knife 2000 triumphed.

The SEAL knife evaluation program included: tip breaking stress, blade breaking limit, sharpness, edge retention, handle twist off force, two week salt water immersion tests, gasoline and acetylene torch resistance, chopping, hammering, prying, penetration tests, cutting six different types of rope and line, plus an intense hands-on competition in the field.

This knife is now discontinued and no longer in production

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  1. JC.1986 [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

    The knife is still available from most knife stores, and still suplied to distributors.

    Also, would you know where to find out what got 2nd place in the SEAL tests?

  2. scope112 75 months ago | reply

    You're right. It was only very recently that it got discontinued, so it is still in many shops, but it is no longer being manufactured.

    I don't know what came second but I can vaguely remember reading somewhere that the Buck Nighthawk was in the same test.

  3. JC.1986 [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

    Here's a article
    www.agrussell.com/knives/by_maker/a_through_d/buck_knives...

    I wanted to know how my KA-BARs fared, I'll let you know if I find the info out from the NAVY.

  4. scope112 75 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the article. It's good to know that my memory hasn't failed me this time :p

    The 440A steel version of the Next Generation Kabar might do well but I imagine the standard version which does not use stainless steel and the Next Generation with D2 steel (which would not be stainless enough) might not do so well in regards to corrosion.

  5. Trent Rock's Visual Vices 75 months ago | reply

    I think there is some controversy as to whether or not they are official or really used in war??The owners "credentials" called into play??..No matter..It still looks cool and gets the job done I bet....i like the soldier backdrop too...

  6. scope112 75 months ago | reply

    Yeah I've read about the controversy on forums but they all seem like speculation to me. I do know that they've been approved for use by the Navy or government but I don't know if they are an official issue (or if they are even issued a knife).

    I've seen the SOG Seal 2000 being specifically mentioned in books on weapons used by the Navy Seals, so they might even be a popular choice among Seals if they are not an official issue.

    Thanks for the comments and kind words :)

  7. JC.1986 [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

    Well, the SOG website says it is the "official" knife of the NAVY SEALS and the fact it one the NAVY's Sweepstakes for the official SEAL knife.

    Someone would've got them in trouble if they were lying, also, all the knife stores I talk to say its the official issue.

  8. scope112 73 months ago | reply

    I just read the book "Weapons of the Navy Seals" by Kevin Dockery and it does look like it was the official issue. It gets pretty detailed too with why the US govt chose this particular knife

  9. 340s 69 months ago | reply

    Great info, thanks.

  10. scope112 69 months ago | reply

    No problem, glad you find it useful

  11. crcain0701 66 months ago | reply

    I am a US NAVY SEAL.. The SOG kniife is used by some of my team, not this particuler model this model is not made anymore, they do have a newer model that is light with a better grip, we also use the SOG pup elite / all black, personaly I use the MPK Ti made buy mission, my team leader uses the same one, it never rusts or corrode's and the hytrel/kevlar handle fits the hand better, it comes in ''!0 and ''!2 inch blades,, I beleve it is a little more than the SOG knife's, I think they run about $400 for non military personal, As for hand to hand combat take a look at the Strider HT great knife, I hear alot of mythes about the weopons we use, it always gives us a laugh, our side arms are HK mark 23 socom great guns!! you can buy the HK tactal, very similer ... I hope i helped you guys out, take care.

    P.S. I am on my girlfriends account so please be respectable, If you have any questions, I will try to help you out to a degree thank you and god bless

    RH

  12. scope112 66 months ago | reply

    Yep it has been replaced by the Seal Team knife and Seal Team Elite.
    Good to hear from you. Thanks for all the info!

  13. :s:k:y:clark:i:n:g: 61 months ago | reply

    why aren't we killing pirates off the coast of somalia? ... is it because our pathetic president and our pathetic sec. of state!?....

    they don't respect the u.s.!! ....

  14. dax46407 53 months ago | reply

    now thats a knife

  15. Day Is Coming 50 months ago | reply

    Now being issued the SOG Seal pup and still moslty using the old US Divers Aqualung Divemaster knife when diving... This wasnt ever really used in field, just endorsed. Awesome knife though...

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  17. Aaronnc 36 months ago | reply

    I know this thread is ancient, but I just had to say something. I love the old "I'm a Seal, and on my girlfriend's account" story........gotta love that. Sorry, but that gentleman is WRONG. A real Seal would NEVER admit to being one, at least publicly. It's something you definitely don't go around and tell people. There are two knives and ONLY two knives that the Seals are officially issued from the Navy. A ceremonial Ka-Bar that has the trident stamped on the blade, and his SQT class # and the name of a fallen Seal on the other side. Example: www.knifeforums.com/forums/fbbuploads/1257199938-DSCF5183... and www.knifeforums.com/forums/fbbuploads/1257199974-DSCF5181... Again, these are ceremonial and not used in battle. And the second is a US Navy MK3 mod 0 diving/survival knife, made by Ontario Knife Company. i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd38/schattupon/usn-mk3.jpg Again, this knife is rarely if ever carried into battle. It is heavy and cumbersome and unneeded dead weight to a Seal. Seals carry knives of their own choice that they purchase, and used more like a tool such as cutting para-cord, etc..... than combat. I've seen Seals carry, Gerber, CRKT, and even Leatherman's as their knife of choice. Most of the time it's a small cheap tactical folder. The US Govt likes to arm these guys with suppressed handguns and automatic rifles with a ton of bullets to handle the "combat" portion of their jobs. Plus, when in a close quarter situation, it's much easier to snap a neck, than the time it takes to unsheathe a knife and make a bloody mess all over the place. Also with a previous "Seal" mentioning the H&K Mark 23 Socom, he forgot to mention that Seals also have the choice of the M11 Sig P-228. It's up to the individual Seal to decide between the H&K or the Sig on which he carries. Companies love to send Seals stuff to test for whatever length of time and then they get to advertise "Used by Navy Seals". Some Seals decide to continue carrying something if it's to their liking, but the majority of the time it's BS.

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