The belonged to older gentleman that had them on display in his shop. He was a SOG dealer and these were his personal knives used only as show pieces. Here's the second ever knife that SOG produced! One of those good old SOG knife models.
Building on its branding with the US Special Forces, SOG produced the'Trident' knife in honor of the US Navy SEALs. This knife bears a striking resemblance to the original.Except that it uses a different blade steel and micarta handles - a very much modern make-over of the S1 Bowie. The Navy SEAL emblem can be found engraved on the right side of the blade.
Unlike other old SOG bowies, the Trident does not have'S. WA' engraved below the SOG logo which some other knives may have. The Seki-Japan made SOG Tridents have been discontinued, but a similar version was produced in Taiwan (renamed as'Trident 2.0'), along with the majority of SOG's fixed blades.
The model we are talking however was produced in Seki, Japan. Older versions of the Trident can be identified by the "Seki Japan" engraving on the knife and the thicker white (oldest versions have aged yellow) washers on the handle. Specifications: Blade Length: 6.25 in.Overall length: 10.75 in. Handle Material: Stacked Micarta washers. Please keep an eye on my other auctions as I will be listing more of this collection over the next couple weeks. The item "SOG S2 Trident SEKI JAPAN MINT RARE NEW Old stock" is in sale since Wednesday, December 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "hrvjason" and is located in Beaverton, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.