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Original SOG Tigershark Question

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by 4 Ranges, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. 4 Ranges

    4 Ranges

    777
    Apr 5, 2002
    I have a couple of questions about the original Tigershark:

    1) Was there a smaller version of it?

    2) If so, what steel was it made of?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    Original Tigershark...
    1) Not that I know of; but it's safe to assume that the entire line grew in size from the original SOG SG-1 Bowie.
    2) Know the gun blued midnite tiger was SK5.
    The stainless was a Japanese equivalent to the 400 series.
     
  3. 4 Ranges

    4 Ranges

    777
    Apr 5, 2002
    Thanks GM. I think I scored a Midnight on the 'bay.
     
  4. Hammer27

    Hammer27

    Sep 17, 2006
    Good for you! :thumbup: I got one off there too (mint in box and still with the original cardboard on the blade:eek:). Such a great blade, its a shame they went away.

    I think I'll be getting a TINI Tech Bowie to match it, best thing I can think of for a smaller version.
     
  5. johnu2

    johnu2

    942
    Jun 5, 2007
    I think the smaller version was the Nite Tech.
     
  6. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    Blued nite tech's are pretty rare I imagine, since they were short lived in production.
    It isn't particularly easy to maintain and keep pristine a blued surface, after harsh use.
    Hence I suspect the surge of stainless steel models and blued for wall hangers.
     
  7. johnu2

    johnu2

    942
    Jun 5, 2007
    Yeah they are pretty rare. I hardly see em on eBay (or anywhere else for that matter).

    Btw, when I said Nite Tech, I was saying they were the smaller version of the Midnite Tiger, not the standard Tigershark (in case anyone was wondering.. :p)
     
  8. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    In case anyone was wondering the SOG Tech 1 (with a short 5.75 inch blade) and SOG Tech 2 (that with the longer 7.25 inch blade) were both fore runners to the SOG SEAL 2000. In fact one might say that the SEAL 2000 evolved from the SOG Tech 2. And as explained the Nite Tech was a gun blued carbon blade.
    -http://sogkni2a.tempdomainname.com/news/press/media/SOG_1995_Catalog1.pdf
     
  9. 4 Ranges

    4 Ranges

    777
    Apr 5, 2002
    Jackpot! Original, plain edge, SK-5 Tigershark in my hands! SWEET blade! Moves extremely well, CUTS extremely well, and boy am I happy with this one.

    Has the Santa Monica mark on one side, Seki Japan on the other side. Came with SOG sheath.

    Why SOG won't do a limited run on these is beyond me. It's a fantastic blade.
     
  10. johnu2

    johnu2

    942
    Jun 5, 2007
    Nice score! The knife in their split bullet demo was also the SK-5 Tigershark
     
  11. Hammer27

    Hammer27

    Sep 17, 2006
    Congratulatins:thumbup:

    Is it the standard Tigershark or a Midnite? I've seen the uncoated ones with SOG leather sheaths but mine and the other Midnites I've seen posted up here have Gerber sheaths.:confused:
     
  12. New Pig Hunter

    New Pig Hunter

    Dec 4, 2002
    AWESOME !! You have a winner !!!!!!!

    Cheers,

    Carl
     
  13. 4 Ranges

    4 Ranges

    777
    Apr 5, 2002
    I have the satin finished one, and I'm really happy with the piece. Moves well, cuts well, and looks very easy to maintain. From everything I've read about its performance capabilities (and what I've seen it do on knifetests.com), I'm quite ecstatic about the find.
     
  14. davidolsen

    davidolsen

    11
    Jan 14, 2016
    the midnite tigershark and nite tech both were availible in the gerber cordura sheath
     
  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I think the Tech Bowies were the "small Tigersharks" from years ago. I have both the Tech I and Tech II. Have the SK5 Tigershark that I picked up on the bay a long time ago or back when I was "into" SOGs in general. The Tigershark is a beastly knife and I have little need for such. But I still like the beastly knives for the fun of it.
     

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