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SOG Tech Bowie

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by mistwalker, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Another cool knife I picked up at Blade was this Tech Bowie. It is a replacement for my old S1 Bowie that mysteriously disappeared a while back. While I still like the traditional looks of the leather handled Bowie I learned that I really liked SOG's kraton handles on an older SEAL 2000, and I learned that I really liked this style of Kraton handle with the Creed. I really liked the Creed in general as it is one heck of a chopper but my liking this blade shape in particular goes back to 1976 when I was hanging out with a couple of guys who had original 5th Group knives.

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    The sheath of this one is Kydex rather than leather like my old one, but I really like how it can be changed from right hand to left really easily by just taking out a couple of screws and moving the belt loop to the other side. I also like how the belt loop makes it so that the sheath can be attached to a pistol belt without removing the other gear on the belt first.

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    With an over all length of 11 inches and a blade length of 6.4 inches this one is pretty much the same size as my old S1. However the blade on my old one was right at 5/16 of an inch thick and made of SK5, being 0.24 inches thick, or just under 1/4 of an inch and made of AUS8 this one is a bit lighter but still feels good in the hand, over all it still has a very familiar feel to it. I have always liked the location of SOGs lanyard holes. They work out well for quickly reversing grip using the lanyard.

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  2. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    There is a subtle difference though, the blade of this newer design has an angled relationship to the handle making it better suited for inverted edge techniques.

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    Where there are a few slight changes...it's great to see some things remained the same It does still have the familiar faceted tip. If you ever want a physical understanding of the term "needle-sharp tip" just try the tip of one of SOG's Bowies.

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    And it also has SOG's typical razor sharp edge.

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  3. AR_Freak

    AR_Freak

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    Nov 13, 2005
    Nice review and pics! I've been on the fence about a Tech Bowie but it's sure looking like a future buy now.
     
  4. dberry

    dberry

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    Oct 16, 2007
    Sweet review. I really like the looks of tech bowie. I am going to get one or a Creed I just cant choose between the two.
     
  5. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12

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    Sep 14, 2007
    Great stuff man!! Thats one nice lookin knife. Is that TiNi coating?
     
  6. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    Good review. I have been on the ropes for a long while on some SOGs. I am still not sure about them, but I do appreciate a good review of them every now and then. Eventually I will have to try them out.
     
  7. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thanks man, glad you liked the pics. I've been looking at it for a while now. Having played around with it a little I'm glad I finally got one.


    Thanks, they do have the same handle but are two totally different styles of knives. If I were to be doing a lot of chopping I'd want the Creed...in a fight I'd want the Bowie.


    Thanks man, yeah it's black TiNi, I like it better than the matt coating.


    Thanks TG, glad you enjoyed it. I've yet to have a SOG I didn't like.

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  8. Picksmith

    Picksmith

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    Sep 4, 2009
    Wow, thanks man! The tech is one of, if not my favorite mid sized bowie.
     
  9. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Nice review. You're right, that tip is one-of-a-kind.
     
  10. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thanks, glad you enjoyed the post. I've been infatuated with the SOG Bowie blade for a long time :)


    Thanks bro, glad you liked the review.

    Yep, I drew blood just trying to clean my fingernails....
     
  11. mesoscopic

    mesoscopic

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    May 3, 2006
    Nice review on the SOG Tech Bowie. :thumbup:

    Got to handle a SOG Tech Bowie (not sure if that was the same as yours) at a local dealer and feels not too bad though I have very little experience in handling and using a fixed blade.

    I don't own any fixed blades right now, but I am looking at Fallkniven, Al Mar models.

    Question: Is that a Blade-Tech Tek-Lok on your Tech Bowie Kydex sheath?
     
  12. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Nope not a Blade Tech product. This came on the knife and the only writing on it says American Sportsman's Products and then a patent number.

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