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Can one look tell if a pup is Japan or Taiwan?

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by rustyshackelford, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. rustyshackelford


    Jun 15, 2009
    Looks like he sanded off the markings. do you know if its japan or Taiwan? I don't spend much time in the SOG subforum so please forgive me if this has been discussed recently.
  2. NorwayKnifer


    Oct 7, 2009
    All SEAL Pup Elite knives, like this one, are made in Taiwan. As far as I know, SOG has never made this model in Seki, Japan. But IMO, owned a Japan-made regular Pup and the Elite, like yours, the Elite beats the Pup!
  3. wildmanh

    wildmanh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    As far as I know, the SOG SEAL Pup Elites have always been made in Taiwan.

    That sheath doesn't look factory to me. Is it supposed to me?
  4. Helipilot


    Nov 11, 2011
    Looks to me like the top portion of the kydex sheath has been hack-sawed off.
  5. sac troop

    sac troop

    Mar 4, 2009
    Couldn't it be that it was just un-screwed from the belt clip?

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