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Daggert 1 & 2 ('05 Special Ed.)
Desert Dagger
Desert Dagger (Leather)
Gov-Tac ('05 Special Ed.)
Government (Leather)
Government Agent
Midnight Tigershark
Nite Tech
Northwest Ranger
Northwest Ranger (Cocobolo)
Pentagon (Cocobolo)
Recon Bowie
Recon Bowie (Damascus)
Recon Government
S1 Bowie Original
S1 Bowie (Tigerstriped)
S1 Bowie (Damascus)
S1C Bowie Commemorative
SCUBA/Demo (Damascus)
Seal 2000
Seal Pup (Japan)
Team Leader (folder)
Tech I
Tech II
Tigershark (SK-5)
Tigershark (Powdered)
Tomcat (Original)
Tomcat (Cocobolo)
Tomcat II
Trident S2 Bowie
X-42 Recondo
X-42 Recondo (Black TiNi)
X-42 Field Knife
Nite Tech


SOG Knives Collectors' Review/Take:
This knife is the 'blackened' version of the Tech II, and is also known as the "grand-daddy" of the Seal 2000 knife. Like the Midnight Tigershark, it was an exclusively produced by SOG Knives for the 'Cutlery Shoppe' knife company. It's production ran side by side with the satin-finished 'Tech II', which is the closest in dimensions (7") and geometry to the Nite Tech, except that it loses the Tech II's brass guard. Under the gun-blue coating does not lie a satin-finish, which explains why the Midnight Tigershark does not have a shiny mirror finish like the S1 Bowie. It instead has a blackened finish that has low reflectivity.
Some say that the blackened Nite Tech brings out the innate dark being of the Tech II knife in a way never seen before. Small, dark, sleek but yet ever so deadly. It is believed to be the foundation for the develpoment of the 'Seal 2000' knife for the US Navy SEALs.
Blade Length: 7 in. x .250 in.
Overall length: 12.25 in.
Blade steel: SK-5
Blade hardness: Rc.~57-58?
Blade finish: Gun-blued
Weight: ~12.6 oz.
Edge: Straight
Carry System: Black Condura sheath
Handle Material: Black Kraton handle
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: Japan
Part #: SSNITE
Rarity Details:
Last Known MSRP: $85?
Production dates: 1990 - 1992
Production numbers: ?
Limited run?: No.
Other things of interest: Not many were produced over the 2 years in production for the "Cutlery Shoppe".
Rarity index: 9.5/10 (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...
Links to forums on this knife:
- Cutlery Shoppe ---> The original guys who had an exclusive deal with SOG to sell the Midnight Tigershark and the 'Nite Tech'
Product Description:

 Close up on the box & knife             The store price              Left side of Nite Tech             Right side of knife

     Left side of the handle         Right side of the handle            Nice gun-blued blade               Right side blade

Old SOG logo with "EDM WA"        Good ol' Seki Japan!



Page last updated:  Sunday, April 26, 2009 06:49:11 PDT