After surviving one of the most extensive test and evaluation programs ever undertaken by the U.S. Government, including knives from most U.S. cutlery manufacturers, the SOG SEAL Knife triumphed. The SEALs are one of the most specialized elite military groups in the world today. SEALs must undergo one of the most rigorous training programs devised to produce the consummate warrior.
Only a select few endure and earn the right to wear the SEAL Trident on their uniform. 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.
The high performance SEAL Pup Elite from SOG Specialty Knives and Tools (model E37S-N) carries on the tradition of supplying the world's elite military forces. It features a straight-edged hardcase Black TiNi blade with a long cutting edge, ergonomic handle with deeper finger grooves, and added blade spine rasp for notching, filing, and thumb placement. It's complemented by a nylon carry sheath with accessory pouch. All SOG products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original purchaser.
Cryogenic Heat Treatment
SOG's unique cryogenic heat treatment process increases the toughness and wear resistance of our blades. Taking the knife slowly down in temperature to less than -300 degrees F and then back to room temperature. This stress relieves the material on an atomic level and increases overall strength as well as edge retention. Knife edges stay sharp longer with significantly less micro-fracturing and edge-chipping.
Caring for Your Fixed Blade Knife
Keeping your knife clean, dry, oiled and sharp are the primary defenses against corrosion, wear, and potential injury. Be sure to clean the blade and handle after each use--however, do not soak your knife in water. A mild solution of soap and water should remove any dirt and debris that may have accumulated during use (avoid harsh detergents such as laundry or dish soap, and chlorine products).
After cleaning or after exposure to moisture be sure to completely dry your knife blade and handle, taking special care with any sensitive handle materials. Use a soft cotton cloth or chamois and a small amount of moisture-displacing oil (such as WD-40 or 3-in-1), on the blade only, to prevent water spots and oxidation from forming. Fingerprints and weather are the primary causes of rusting or corrosion on a knife blade. To keep your knife looking its best, SOG recommends that you give your blade a light coat of oil after each cleaning, and prior to long term storage.
| ||Specifications |
|Blade length ||4.85 x 0.185 inches |
|Overall length ||9.5 inches |
|Weight ||5.4 ounces |
|Steel ||AUS-8 |
|Edge ||Straight |
|HRC ||57-58 |
|Finish ||Hardcase black TiNi |
|Handle ||Glass-reinforced nylon (GRN) scored with grip lines |
What's in the Box
E37S-N SEAL Pup Elite fixed blade knife, soft nylon carry sheath