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What significant difference between Seal Pup and Seal Pup Elite (both AUS-8/Taiwan)?

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by Inazone, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Inazone


    Aug 27, 2012
    I bought a new Seal Pup a couple years back, and a used Seal Pup Elite here on the Exchange a couple weeks ago. I was under the impression that the Elite was a little larger/longer, but it doesn't seem to be. Other than the jimping on the Elite's spine, different blade coating and different sheaths, is there anything else of importance to distinguish one from the other? The only reason I ask is because, from time to time, I see the "regular" version described as junk or otherwise inferior, and am curious is if there is some history if it being sub-par.
  2. Inazone


    Aug 27, 2012
    Thanks. I found my explanation in that old thread here:

  3. ostanley99

    ostanley99 Banned BANNED

    Jul 1, 2016
    I thought the standard version was only available in AUS 6. I was wondering though why the box mine came in said AUS 8 though. Here's a pic of it because I'm wondering if it's really the AUS 8 model:
  4. KenHash

    KenHash Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Yes that's a Taiwan made SP in Aus8.
    The original Seal Pups were made in Aus6 by Kinryu of Seki Japan, and they ended in 2006/2007.

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