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Gov-Tac solid or not?

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by Carcajou, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. dl351

    dl351

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    May 5, 2006
    Yeah, I was wondering if the new version is welded or not, too. I'm glad Chris is back to answer questions.
     
  2. Carcajou

    Carcajou Banned BANNED

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    Feb 3, 2008
    If the current version tang is not welded i will buy another Gov-Tac for sure!!
     
  3. Carcajou

    Carcajou Banned BANNED

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    Feb 3, 2008
    And for the last generation of Government agent how is the tang? welded or full under kraton?
     
  4. Chris@SOG

    [email protected] Moderator Moderator

    903
    Oct 21, 2003
    The current tang is full and not welded. It looks similar to the image posted earlier in the thread. I don't have a Gov-Tac tang that I can get a picture of right now but it is very close to that same design.
     
  5. Carcajou

    Carcajou Banned BANNED

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    Feb 3, 2008
    ok you talk about the sog bowie blade picture!
     
  6. Carcajou

    Carcajou Banned BANNED

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    Feb 3, 2008
    Great but how's about the government agent tang?
     
  7. Chris@SOG

    [email protected] Moderator Moderator

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    Oct 21, 2003
    It is almost identical to that picture. As I mentioned I don't have on here with out the handle that I can take a picture of but all of our knife tangs are designed in the same manner. The biggest difference is fastener that is used to hold the pommel in place.
     
  8. Carcajou

    Carcajou Banned BANNED

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    Feb 3, 2008
    ok thanks a lot [email protected] so i cant understand why a welded tang on the first Gov-Tac has been issued....but SOG seems to have learn from that error.
     
  9. Chris@SOG

    [email protected] Moderator Moderator

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    Oct 21, 2003
    It was never supposed to be that way. That is why we made sure to replace all the incorrect ones we could find.
     
  10. Carcajou

    Carcajou Banned BANNED

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    Feb 3, 2008
    Thanks again for your explanations.As i can see SOG is one of the Best!
     
  11. dl351

    dl351

    690
    May 5, 2006
    Cool deal, Chris. The welded tang made me lose some faith in SOG, but now that I know this was not the correct design and that it has been fixed, my faith is restored! There still may be a Gov-tac in my future with a rehandle in store!
     
  12. lockheed123

    lockheed123

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    Dec 22, 2007
    Hi everyone, im kinda new to Bladeforums..

    I've read through the whole of this thread and I'm still confused:

    The SOG website shows the Gov Tac with a normal screw type (-) fastening in the pommel so I would assume that it would be the current design and also the ones currently being sold.

    The other type which is the 'lock'?, the one that looks like this : -0-
    I would again assume that this is the older design that has been replaced/redesigned 3 years ago.

    What I don't get is that wouldn't the 'lock' -0- type fastener be better
    than the simple screw (-) type as the tang would be showing as BubbaGanew's photos show, suggesting that it is full and maybe stronger.

    Would it not make it harder for someone to undo it as it may require some special tool - whether this is good or bad I don't really know.

    I also don't get the point of redesigning the method of fastening the tang just because the first one's were not made/welded properly.

    Or could it just be Ockham's Razor..... (for you philosophers out there)

    Tim Tsang
     
  13. Carcajou

    Carcajou Banned BANNED

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    Feb 3, 2008
    I will buy some Gov-Tac to put pictures of their tangs here.I have enough money i dont care about 1000$ or 2000$ i will buy it from maybe 5 or 6 sellers and i will remove the handle of each one,i will buy some black and some bead blasted..We will see the truth.I believe [email protected] so its simple to make an end to the tang story....... I will also buy a government agent from the 90s and anothe from 2000 years and i will do the same.I will give you some news soon of that;)
     
  14. Carcajou

    Carcajou Banned BANNED

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    Feb 3, 2008
    Seriously i won't do that.
     

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