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I had one once. It is a good knife. Looked good, felt right. SOG makes very sturdy knives. But I really wish SOG move on to another steel besides the bloody 440A. If they changed to A2, I'd buy a hundred of them.
The SEAL 2K doesn't hold an edge well at all. But it is rust resistant. Just the thing to kill people under water. Keep in mind what the Navy SEALs want in a knife is not neccessarily what you need.
[This message has been edited by tallwingedgoat (edited 09 September 1999).]
That is a BIG knife; it approaches Bowie status, IMO. One of my SWAT buddies has one, but he quit carrying it on his gear after we wore him out about having a "crew-served" knife the day he showed up with it on his vest. Feels good in the hand, though.
I have a SEAL 2000 and while it well made,( like all SOG knives ), it is still 'bricklike' compared with my Blackjack Model 1-7 bowie. Unless you plan on doing pull-ups using your knife I would go with something else. It is a bit heavy for carrying around all day.
The Govt bowie by SOG is a much nicer using knife in my experience.
[This message has been edited by mjjbecker (edited 11 September 1999).]
I think the knife is well made and in some respects is well designed, but it is still overly heavy for a mid-size knife. In tasks like chopping wood and cutting rope which I have done in the backwoods, it does no better than my Benchmade Delta Raider or my Black Jack Model 1-7. I don't need a knife to pry open cans or do the 'Cold Steel' test. I want a knife to cut and cut well and in my 'using' experience the SEAL 2000 is not the best of the bunch.
Each person can make their own choice!
try out the old sog-1 bowie,sk-5 steel,blade is 1/4'' thick,11'' overall with a 6 1/4''blade,finish is gun blued steel.leather handle and leather sheath with stone. sog realy can make a good knife when they put there mind to it.