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SOG Bowie II

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by CorpsmanUP!, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. CorpsmanUP!

    CorpsmanUP!

    355
    Jun 11, 2007
    6 3/8" black Sk-5 carbon steel blade, 11" overall, stacked leather handle with black steel guard and pommel. Lanyard. Black leather belt sheath with pocket for sharpening stone.

    I was wondering about this particular knife? Anyone own one, and how has it performed? I love my seal pup elite but really prefer a carbon blade like sk5 for anything out of water.
    Doc
     
  2. saintstephen210

    saintstephen210

    12
    Jan 31, 2008
    The sk-5 steel is great but it is a taiwan knife. Sog has great customer service and really do stand behind their work though. So i would'nt nescecarilly turn my nose up. I have heard of some issues about the laether washer handle wearing easily and the gun blueing finish getting splotchy if it does happen to get wet.
     
  3. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    The SOG Bowie 2.0 is AUS-8, not sk-5. It is made in Taiwan. The SOG Bowie Commemorative, on the other hand, is made with sk-5 and I believe is made in Seki Japan. As far as I know, no sk-5 blade has ever been produced in Taiwan.
     
  4. CorpsmanUP!

    CorpsmanUP!

    355
    Jun 11, 2007
    There is a bowie II and a bowie 2.0. they are different if am not mistaken. I seem to remember [email protected] saying that. I can treat the handle with neatsfoot oil to water proof it and cold bluing is easy to wipe on. I was wondering about the performance of the knife though. My pup elite was made in taiwan and thus far it has withstood the abuse I put it through.
    Doc
     
  5. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    If you could, post a link to one that you've found. Everything I have ever seen about them (any SOG Bowies with II after it) has said that they are AUS-8. I've never known of a SOG Bowie II or 2.0 that has been done with sk-5. The Commemorative and a couple of other Bowies with other designations such as the Recon are the only ones I know of with sk-5 and all of them are made in Seki. I hope you know I'm not trying to argue or anything. I hope you don't take it that way. Just trying to help you make the best decision and educate myself if there are some that I wasn't aware of.
     
  6. CorpsmanUP!

    CorpsmanUP!

    355
    Jun 11, 2007
    i can't find the link but check knifeoutlet. that's where I saw it.
     
  7. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    I found it. I think what they had was a slight and unfortunate case of false specs on their site. Maybe Chris will come along and clear this up for us. I am PD sure that is a Bowie 2.0 they're advertising and they just got the steel type wrong. It's actually kind of common with companies that sell SOG knives. You'll find an awfull lot of companies that advertise most of the AUS-8, AUS-6 and other SOG blades as a 440 of some type or just straight up wrong.

    If you look at some of their other SOG knives, they have the SOG Seal 2000 and Seal Pup listed as having 440A steel (acually available in AUS-6 for both) and the SOG Team Leader as having 440C (actually available in AUS-8 or DuraTech™ 20CV).
     
  8. BubbaGanew

    BubbaGanew

    233
    Oct 29, 2005
    http://www.knifeoutlet.com/shop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=SOG99029

    Those guys are liars.
     
  9. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    I just can't imagine how pissed I would be, knowing enough about various steels, if I had ordered a knife based on it's specs indicating a really high-grade Japanese steel, and it showed up with a different steel and the word Taiwan on it.
     
  10. Chris@SOG

    [email protected] Moderator Moderator

    903
    Oct 21, 2003
    From reading this and looking at the link posted. It seems that they have their information wrong. I'll contact them about correcting it but who knows how for that will get us.

    The Bowie 2.0 is AUS-8 the Commemorative is SK-5.
     

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