SOG Knives Collectors' Review/Take:
The SOG Government Agent is the revamped version of the original "Government". Now with a non-reflective powder coated blade for a more "tactical look", this knife kicks ass. It has a butt designed for use a 'field hammer', which means that you can use the butt to hammer whatever you want without much damage to the knife itself. Another sleek looking blade from SOG indeed.
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Blade Length: 6.25 in. x .160 in.
Overall length: 11.25 in.
Blade Steel: AUS-6
Blade hardness: Rc. 56-57
Blade finish: Powder coated
Weight: 8.5 oz.
Carry System: Kydex Sheath
Handle Material: Black Kraton handle
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: Japan
Part #: S21
Last Known MSRP: $129
Production dates: Pre 2001?-2004
Production numbers: ?
Limited run?: No.
Other things of interest: Discontinued from production.
Rarity index: 8/10 (10 being the most rare)
Rarity index scale (1 to 10, 10 being the most rare):
1 - Very common; easily available on ebay, google product search and almost every knife selling website. Spammed with at least 10+ listings on ebay.
3 - Has been around for at least 2 years and are selling reasonably well, with retailers favouring other newer models over this knife.
5 - Knives that are on the borderline of being discontinued or have been discontinued for less than 6 months
6 - Products from 6 onwards are either discontinued or limited edition.
7 - Discontinued knives that pop up once every few months on the "For Sale" part of forums or on ebay. Still can be found at a few online shops though.
8 - Knives that need lots of researching to find. Not available anymore in online knife shops and pop up (if you're lucky) >4 months for one at a time.
9 - Knives holding this rarity are the shadowy kind. You can't find any information on them at all (not even from online knife shops that have not taken down that knife's product page). If you see one for sale grab at all cost.
10 - The rarest of all knives. If you hadn't been here you wouldn't even have known that it existed. Should you have one of these you better lock it up in a triple-combination safe and treat it like a family heirloom...
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If you are looking for a high-quality, general use fixed blade with multiple performance capabilities, the SOG Government Agent fits the bill. This front-line fixed blade offers a clip-point, single ground blade that extends all the way through the end of the handle and attaches to a stainless steel pommel that doubles as a field hammer. Its Kraton diamond-checkered wraparound handle provides a grip optimal for both wet and dry operations.
Essential for inclement weather environments, the Government comes with a SOG trademark all-weather Kydex sheath. It also has a tough powder coated blade for low-reflection and corrosion resistance. From its unparalleled construction to its high-grade stainless steel blade, the worthy Government Agent is first in its class.
Horizontal view 45 deg downwards Close up on handle Right side view
Solid butt (field hammer use) Front grip Reverse hammer grip Government Agent & kydex sheath
Sheathed - nice & snug Sheath thickness Left shiny edge Right sharpened edge